Wikileaks facing investigation by Australian police

Summary:Julian Assange's site has been referred to the Australian Federal Police after it disclosed the government's list of banned websites

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said the Australian Federal Police had been asked to look into his site's publishing of the Australian government's blacklist of banned websites.

In an interview on SBS's Dateline programme on Sunday, the Australian founder of the whistle-blowing website said he had recently received a letter from senator Stephen Conroy's office informing him that the site had "been referred to the Australian Federal Police" for disclosing the blacklist in March last year and that the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) "continues to liaise with the AFP on the matter".

In the Dateline programme, Assange also revealed that immigration officials had seized his passport upon his arrival in Australia at Melbourne airport a few days ago. The passport was taken for 15 minutes before he was informed that it would be cancelled for "looking worn".

For more on this story, see AFP called to investigate Wikileaks on ZDNet Australia.

Topics: Government : UK

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