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Australia ‘louder than we should have been’ in criticising China, former Asio chief says
Sharp critique from Duncan Lewis comes as Chinese foreign minister embarks on ‘extraordinary’ Pacific island nation tour

Katharine Murphy Political editor

25, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Spy agency head suggests disillusioned Chinese officials cooperating with Australia
In rare public address Asis chief says there are ‘more signs of officials and individuals interested in a relationship’ due to China’s ‘enforced monoculture’

Elias Visontay

10, May, 2022 @8:27 AM

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It may be too late to stop China-Solomon Islands treaty, former Australian intelligence chief says
Coalition urged to refrain from megaphone diplomacy as it tries to persuade Honiara to change course

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

30, Mar, 2022 @9:43 PM

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Asio chief says intelligence is ‘not here to be politicised’ after Dutton accuses Labor
Mike Burgess’ comments come days after defence minister claimed Chinese government had picked Anthony Albanese ‘as their candidate’

Daniel Hurst

14, Feb, 2022 @8:25 PM

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AFP on alert for domestic protests, disinformation and foreign interference as election looms
Commissioner warns disinformation may incite violence and threatens ‘integrity of our institutions and the election itself’

Katharine Murphy Political editor

14, Feb, 2022 @9:43 AM

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‘Reckless and desperate’: Malcolm Turnbull savages Peter Dutton for claiming China is backing Labor
Former Liberal prime minister says defence minister has undermined national security ‘purely for crass political advantage’

Paul Karp and Daniel Hurst

10, Feb, 2022 @11:03 PM

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Election plot disrupted, Asio chief reveals – then vows to counter foreign meddling
Australia seeing attempts at interference at all levels of government, Mike Burgess warns

Daniel Hurst

09, Feb, 2022 @10:07 PM

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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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