Australian security and counter-terrorism

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Public service shake-up continues with four new secretaries for government departments – as it happened
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Cait Kelly, Ben Doherty and Mostafa Rachwani (earlier)

22, Jun, 2022 @9:15 AM

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Anthony Albanese to order intelligence chief to examine security threats posed by climate crisis
Former ADF chief backs study saying threats ‘continue to escalate in the absence of far stronger climate action than we have seen thus far’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

21, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Penny Wong to meet Solomon Islands PM in effort to mend ties after China deal
Foreign affairs minister will first fly to New Zealand for talks with her counterpart Nanaia Mahuta

Daniel Hurst

15, Jun, 2022 @4:44 AM

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Five Eyes must ramp up fight against rising organised crime, AFP commissioner warns
Pandemic has contributed to ‘destabilisation of world order’ leading to weaponisation of technology, Reece Kershaw says

Daniel Hurst

08, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘What actually happened?’: victim of Anzac Day terrorist raids speaks about seven-year wait for justice
Final legal case arising from Melbourne raids has been settled but done nothing to quell a sense of injustice for families

Nino Bucci

29, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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October trial date set for Bernard Collaery nearly four years after charges laid
Lawyers hope to appeal against decision to block access to documents about Timor-Leste espionage operation

Christopher Knaus

26, May, 2022 @2:10 AM

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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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Australian eSafety office tells websites to remove Buffalo attack video but does not block access
Commissioner issues notices to eight sites, four of which have removed material associated with the attack

Josh Taylor

19, May, 2022 @8:25 AM

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Scott Morrison’s Aukus middleman has not lobbied US officials since landmark deal announced, document shows
US foreign lobbying register filings reveal Prof Donald Winter has not carried out any ‘representational activities’ since Aukus deal was announced

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

17, May, 2022 @12:50 AM

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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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Peter Dutton says Australia should be prepared for war – but are we?
The defence minister’s rhetoric isn’t matched by reality with five key projects behind schedule, not fit for purpose, axed or facing other problems

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

28, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Australia’s foreign minister denounces China’s ‘secret’ security deal with Solomon Islands
Marise Payne says other members of the ‘Pacific family’ share concerns but she rejects claims her government ‘dropped the ball’ in the region

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

28, Apr, 2022 @5:57 AM

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