Australian intelligence agencies

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Will all submarines, even nuclear ones, be obsolete and ‘visible’ by 2040?
Technologies could render the ocean transparent by the time Australia’s new submarines are ready, some experts say

Tory Shepherd

04, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd could be spied on by Asio under new laws – here’s why
National security bills that give authorities new powers are being rushed through parliament. What do they allow and who can be the target?

Paul Karp

26, Aug, 2021 @7:17 AM

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Australian powers to spy on cybercrime suspects given green light
Coalition bill to create powerful new warrants, allowing authorities to modify and delete data and even take over accounts, passes Senate

Paul Karp

25, Aug, 2021 @6:20 AM

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Sailor, spy, whistleblower, grandfather: the life of Witness K revealed in court documents
Newly released records point to a man who gave everything for his country, first through his wartime service then as a decorated Asis officer with a ‘moral compass’

Christopher Knaus

03, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Australia’s cybersecurity agency says it averted more attacks by hackers who crippled Nine
Australian Signals Directorate boss Rachel Noble says helping Nine allowed it to alert two other organisations they were targets for cyber-attacks

Josh Taylor

03, Jun, 2021 @8:53 AM

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Coalition accused of failing to take rightwing extremist threat seriously
Ed Husic urges government to ‘confront an errant, ugly streak within conservatism’. This blog is now closed

Mostafa Rachwani (now) and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

18, Mar, 2021 @7:45 AM

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The communist who raised me: photographer Ruth Maddison interrogates her father's Asio file
Wire taps and surveillance were everyday facts of life for Sam Goldbloom and his family. Now, his daughter reimagines that period of their lives in a major survey exhibition

Alison Stieven-Taylor

24, Feb, 2021 @11:00 PM

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Far right 'exploiting' anger at lockdowns to radicalise wellness community, police say
Security services warn that Australians as young as 13 are involved in terrorism

Elias Visontay

24, Feb, 2021 @9:15 PM

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Australia to toughen export controls over fears technology could fall into hands of foreign armies
The defence department says universities and academics are particularly ‘attractive targets’ given their access to sensitive information

Daniel Hurst

05, Jan, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australia's security fears in 2000 focused on hostage taking at Sydney Olympics, cabinet papers show
As to what intelligence authorities received about actual threats, documents offer only tantalising hints

Anne Davies

31, Dec, 2020 @7:56 PM

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Australian spy agencies urged to overhaul 1950s-era security vetting to rise to China challenge
Former intelligence analysts and defence experts say Chinese Australians are being denied clearances, which is hampering intelligence gathering

Nino Bucci and Daniel Hurst

10, Dec, 2020 @2:24 AM

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Labor fights to keep safeguard on Asio's interrogation powers
Change would let attorney general alone approve intrusive questioning

Daniel Hurst

11, Nov, 2020 @9:54 PM

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