The PM quoted Ben Fordham of 2GB who was quoting a discussion he had with Det Sgt Ross Mitchell of the Victoria Police
I can confirm that Ben Fordham's version of events is accurate.
The PM today did not make it clear that he was quoting Fordham who was quoting DETSGT Ross Mitchell - however I can confirm from discussion I had with DETSGT Ross Mitchell at the time that the quote the PM attributed to Mitchell is accurate, if second hand.
I was the complainant in the matter and was in daily contact with DETSGT Mitchell who headed up the Operation Tendement task-force of about a dozen detectives.
The Prime Minister's statement today is further confirmed by the contents of the Search Warrant executed on GILLARD's former office at Slater and Gordon:
There is more sworn evidence from DETSGT Mitchell here