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Australia investigating breach of top-secret cabinet documents

Tony Abbott.
Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott talks in 2013. Photo: Daniel Munoz-Pool / Getty Images

Australia’s Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) is investigating the breach of hundreds of top secret cabinet documents, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports. It’s one of the biggest breaches of cabinet security in Australian history.

How the breach occurred: The files were locked in filing cabinets that were sold at an ex-government furniture sale in Canberra.