28 May 2013

ASIO hacking won't affect Australia's relationship with China - minister

10:18 pm on 28 May 2013

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr says his country's relationship with China will not be hurt following reports alleging Chinese hackers had stolen blueprints to Australia's new intelligence headquarters.

Mr Carr refused to comment on the hacking allegations, aired by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

The ABC reported on Monday that documents giving details of the building's cable layouts, floor plan and security systems had been illegally accessed by a server in China.

The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation's new Canberra building is intended to house up to 2,000 employees and be completed this year.