The Labor Party has claimed a National Broadband Network (NBN) employee took photos of seized documents during late night raids on its offices and forwarded them on to colleagues.
Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers executed the warrants on shadow communications minister Stephen Conroy's office, and the home of Labor party adviser Andy Byrne shortly before 11pm on Thursday night, and did not leave until just before 6am Friday.
The AFP confirmed the NBN staffer was present to identify documents during the raids upon Labor's Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices and took 32 photos of seized documents on his mobile phone.
Police said it was normal operational procedure for the NBN officer to be at the raids but the Labor party question why he was allowed to take photos and allegedly disseminate them.
It's unclear which documents were forwarded on, to whom they were sent, and for what purposes.