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AFP won’t charge reporter after leaked documents raid

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Annika Smethurst had been under investigation since publishing a story in 2018 detailing secret plans to expand the powers of an Australian spy agency.

Australian Federal Police will not lay any charges against News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst after investigating leaked documents she used in an article.

Journalist Annika Smethurst listen on as News Corp Chairman Michael Miller speaks on Press Freedom following AFP raids on the ABC and a journalist from The Australian at the National Press Club in Canberra

Smethurst has been under investigation since publishing a story in 2018 detailing secret plans to expand the powers of an Australian spy agency.

AFP Deputy Commissioner Ian McCartney has confirmed no charges will be laid and will address the media in Canberra on Wednesday afternoon.

More to come.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/afp-wont-charge-journalist-annika-smethurst-after-police-raids-leaked-documents/0cf55dc7-8b18-43af-a161-12303a1bc181

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