Menu
News

Julie Bishop's phone 'compromised' during MH17 trip

THE mobile phone of Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop was compromised while she was overseas negotiating access to the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site, it has been revealed.

Ms Bishop travelled to Ukraine, the Netherlands and the United States during her two-week trip to secure access to the site in eastern Ukraine.

Intelligence officials seized Ms Bishop's phone when she returned to Australia from talks with leaders overseas.

Ms Bishop's briefings with the National Security Committee are done over secure lines.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday said it was known some countries did "target the phones of significant members of the Australian Government".

Read More at ABC News Online

Topics:  editors picks espionage hacking mh17



Raising money for the roof at Lawrence

DONOR PLEA: Vice-president of Lawrence Museum, Roz Jones, looks up from the mezzanine level of the new building, which needs a roof .

Museum needs help to finish building

WE ARE NEWS: From doctor shortages to raw deal for fishers

Today's Daily Examiner front page.

Check out what The Daily Examiner reporters are chasing today.

Valla search unable to find missing swimmer

An aerial view of Valla Beach.

Hopes of finding swimmer who went missing at Valla Beach are fading.

Local Partners