ABC News Online
The ABC News Online Investigative Unit encourages whistleblowers, and others with access to information they believe should be revealed for the public good, to contact us.
To leak a story, please fill out the form below and click the 'Send' button.
Please click here if you wish to send information anonymously.
The only difference between the Australian unencrypted ABC News Online Investigative Unit Contact Form and their "anonymous" ABC News Online Investigative Unit Contact Form is that the latter does noes not have fields for Name, Address, Email or Phone.
Because both web forms use the standard ABC News website template, then, just like other mainstream media websites, these include website visitor tracking features, accessible by a third party company or organisation e.g. in this case the WebTrends SmartSource Data Collector Tag.
This destroys any promise that whistleblower are only revealing themselves to the investigative journalists, when using these web forms.
It is possible to upload photos and video clips via a web form or even via mobile phone, to the main ABC News broadcast organisation, but not specifically to the ABC News Online Investigative Unit. There are no promises of any anonymity at all, but you do at least retain copyright.
- Press inquiries
- General inquiries
- email address:
General Australian Broadcasting Corporation only
Social Networking publicity
Blog / RSS
Financial Donation methods
Not applicable - Australian public broadcaster
Currently accepting submissions of whistleblower leaks ?
Leak Submission Encryption
None at all
Digital Certificate fingerprints published on their website:
Qualsys SSLLabs SSL Server Test rating:
PGP Public Encryption Key
TOR Hidden Service
Hushmail Secure Form
Leak Submission Anonymity
TOR users blocked from access
3rd Party or persistent tracking cookies etc.
WebTrends SmartSource Data Collector Tag
Pulls a "web bug" graphic from http://statse.webtrendslive.com/dcsg85fae000004n0vfjpj8oa_9m4q/njs.gif
CAPTCHA graphics generated from another website e.g. Google Re-Captcha
Mixed mode non-SSL graphics or style sheets
Embedded video clips etc. from another website e.g. YouTube
Flash file uploader class
Restrictive legal Terms & Conditions
None specifically mentioned for the ABC News Online Investigative Unit, but the general ABC T&C probably apply.
Communications / Acknowledgement back to the whistleblower via the website
Acknowledgement of receipt of information
e.g. file upload success indicator - has the leak message or upload actually been received successfully ?
Leak analysis work flow status reporting
e.g. Has anyone actually looked at what the whistleblower has submitted ?
Private message box
e.g for 2 way communications back to the anonymous whistleblower, asking for clarification, offering advice etc.
Domain Name Resilience
Mainstream media website, scalable for high volumes of visitors through the use of the Akamai Content Delivery Network
Domain Name Registrar
Netregistry, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Multiple Internet Service Providers, in different legal jurisdictions ?
Domain Name Server(s) & jurisdiction(s)
Australia and United States of America
Web Server hosting jurisdiction(s)
IP address: 188.8.131.52 Host name: www.abc.net.au
184.108.40.206 is from United States(US) in region North America
Australia and the United States of America
Alternate Domain Name aliases
Actual Physical Mirrors of the website:
No, but the Akamai cache servers will spread copies of content around the world.
Content officially available via BitTorrent etc P2P etc.