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Australia's Secrets Not So Secret - You Can Read All About Them in Local Newspapers

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Much consternation in Australia about a news article published by Australia's national newspaper "The Australian" in relation to an impending raid on some terrorism suspects.

Details of the impending raids were leaked by someone yet unknown to a journalist employed by the newspaper, which were then published on the day of the raid. People, mainly the Victorian police force, have been screaming their heads off ever since as to the conduct of the newspaper and its journalist.

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What is the point of having people working in a 'secret environment' when they can't keep a secret
What those waffling into space seem to have forgotten is the fact that someone within one of their organisations leaked the details to a journalist who, as is his duty as a journalist, then published. As it was, I am of the view that the journalist was very considerate by not publishing when he initially got the information some days prior.

What the wafflers appear to have forgotten is the fact that one of theirs leaked, not the journalist, and that one of theirs failed to keep the raids a secret.What is the point of having people working in a 'secret environment' when they can't keep a secret and what is the point of blaming the journalist when the problem is not with him but within the organisation doing the raiding.

Subsequent to this episode there is now three inquiries going as to who or whom might have leaked the information.
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I can see a new movie coming up named "The Spy Who Leaked"


My comments to any inquiry would be this: Instead of waffling on and blaming everyone else for leaking information, why don't the organisations charged with anti-terrorism activities actually learn how to keep sensitive information in-house instead of spreading it all over the Australian countryside.

I can see a new movie coming up named "The Spy Who Leaked"

My name is Henk Luf.
And That's the way it is.


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