SYDNEY — Australia's prime minister slammed WikiLeaks'
publication of classified documents as "illegal" on Thursday, in the
country's strongest condemnation yet of the website's ongoing release of
Julia Gillard's comments, while tough, did not
indicate Australia was about to take legal action against
Australian-born WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The country's attorney
general reiterated Thursday that authorities are investigating whether
Assange has broken any Australian laws, but have not yet reached a
"I absolutely condemn the placement of this
information on the WikiLeaks website," Gillard told Fairfax Radio. "It's
a grossly irresponsible thing to do and an illegal thing to do."