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Police attack The Australian newspaper over terror raids scoop

Australian police have attacked the way The Australian newspaper reported its planned terror raids, claiming that the newspaper’s exclusive was available before the operation had actually taken place early this morning (Tuesday).

Four people are in custody today with more arrests a possibility, the Victorian police commissioner, Simon Overland, said today.

The Australian defended its decision to publish in an article available here. The Australian does not accept that the paper was available for sale before raids were conducted, it reports.

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