Thursday, 21 April 2005
A spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade officially stated that the documents recently published by Channel 8 were forgeries.
"We have no member of the Department named Amanda Huggenkiss", he said, "and certainly not as Deputy Director for Cultural Affairs in Jakarta".
"Similarly, neither Clark Kent nor Albert De Salvo have ever been on our payroll in any capacity whatsoever, let alone Assistant Press Attache and Family Planning Advisor on the dates described. None of the three are members of the Australian Security Intelligence Service."
"All of this is a matter of public record."
"Furthermore, the address of our Jakarta Embassy is 'Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. C15-16, Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan 12940', not as appears in fine print on the letterhead of all the documents, 'Jl. H.R. Rasuma Said Kev. C15-16, Kuningplan, Jakarta Byatan 12940'"
"Finally, one of the dates on the documents is 'April 1ST', not 'April 1st', the style used on all official correspondence. Another says 'February 29th 2003'."
"2003 was not a leap year." he added.