AFP raid home of News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst over national security reporting

The reporting included photos and details from a top secret internal document proposing new abilities to “proactively disrupt and covertly remove” onshore threats by “hacking into critical ­infrastructure”.

The federal police confirmed the execution of a search warrant on Tuesday as part of an “investigation into the alleged unauthorised disclosure of national security information”.

In a statement, the police said they would allege the disclosure of “these specific documents undermines Australia’s national security”.

“No arrests are expected today as a result of this activity,” the statement said.

News Corp has been approached for comment.


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