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Rudd denies WikiLeaks info exchange

Posted by on March 15, 2011 0 Comment

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd denies Australia has exchanged information about WikiLeaks employees with foreign governments.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made the accusation when he questioned Prime Minister Julia Gillard during ABC Television’s Q&A program last night.

He accused her of swapping information about citizens – particularly those who work at WikiLeaks – with foreign powers.

Ms Gillard denied the claim, a position backed by Mr Rudd today.

“I am not aware of seeing any such material myself,” he told ABC Radio, when asked about Mr Assange’s claim.

Neither his department or the attorney-general’s department were aware of any such material, Mr Rudd said.

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