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NEWS RELEASE

 

LAURIE BRERETON

SHADOW MIINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS

 

16 September 1999

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REPORT OF ALLEGED INDONESIAN SPY

 

 

The Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, Laurie Brereton, expressed serious concern at the report in today’s Australian Fin ancial Review that Australian intelligence authorities are investigating information that a senior Australian Government official is working for Indonesian intelligence.

 

“This is a very serious allegation which must be investigated with the utmost rigour and urgency”, Mr Brereton said.

 

“This report is a matter of particular concern at a time when Australian Defence Force personnel are about to be committed in East Timor with risk of conflict with the Indonesian military and militias.”

 

Contact; Philip Dorling (02) 6277 4717 or 0416 203 058

 

 

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