December 17, 2010

AUSTRALIAN POLICE: WIKILEAKS BROKE NO LAW (SURPRISE!)

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) says it has not found any breaches of Australian law by Julian Assange's WikiLeaks organisation.

"The AFP has completed its evaluation of the material available and has not established the existence of any criminal offences where Australia would have jurisdiction," the force said in a statement released today.

"Where additional cables are published and criminal offences are suspected, these matters should be referred to the AFP for evaluation."


Attorney-General Robert McClelland says it was "prudent" for the Government to have referred the matter to the AFP.
Well, gosh... finally somebody official somewhere woke up and realises that there is no breach of law when a journalistic organisation publishes internal governmental records that - by and large in the Wikileaks case - uncovered war crimes, political corruption and illegalities commited by corporations world-wide.