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Date TimeAugust 28, 2019
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Well done: home affairs chief Mike Pezzullo praised police for raiding journalists home
The head of the Department of Home Affairs, Mike Pezzullo, congratulated the Australian federal police for conducting raids on journalists, new documents reveal.
Correspondence obtained under freedom of information laws by the South Australian senator Rex Patrick reveal that the AFP’s deputy commissioner emailed staff on the evening of the raid on News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst to pass on Pezzullo’s praise.

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