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



Lawrence Springborg ‘devastated’ by daughter’s death

premium_icon Lawrence Springborg ‘devastated’ by daughter’s death

Megan Springborg was missing for days before her body was found on Saturday.

460 JOBS: Men’s shed part of million-dollar funding

premium_icon 460 JOBS: Men’s shed part of million-dollar funding

The $774,789 shared Warwick building has been a project three years in the making.

Firefighters warn of smoky day on Southern Downs

premium_icon Firefighters warn of smoky day on Southern Downs

Planned burns to clear out months of dry debris.