Australian Secret Intelligence Service

Type: Organization
Name: Australian Secret Intelligence Service
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Anti-war demonstrators strike at Queenscliff’s Swan Island

Tags: anti-war , politics , protesters , QueenscliffPROTESTERS this morning began blockading the entrance of the Swan Island Military Base near Queenscliff, preventing staff from accessing the top secret base.“With another disastrous war looming, it appears ... [Published Star Community - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Anti-war protesters block Vic defence base

Anti-war protesters in Victoria have begun a four-day blockade of the Swan Island Military Base as they urge the federal government to avoid war in the Middle East.Around two dozen protesters gathered at the gate of the base near Queenscliff on Tuesday ... [Published Prime 7 - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Labor 'picks battles' in backing new spy laws

Labor's decision to wave through new laws that grant unprecedented powers to Australia's spy agencies is driven by the party's desire to "pick battles" on national security, and not appear overly obstructionist, sources said.The government's first tranche ... [Published Melbourne Age - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 2 reports

Tougher ASIO laws could jail journalists for revealing operations

Australia is poised to install some of the toughest penalties in the world for disclosing the identity of an intelligence agent as the first raft of national security reforms are set to pass Parliament.The Senate on Thursday night backed the package of ... [Published Brisbane Times - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Free press is under siege

ASIO chief Duncan Lewis and Attorney-General Senator George Brandis must ensure press freedom is protected. Source: News Corp Australia IN opposition, Tony Abbott and his Coalition colleagues were great defenders of press freedom, fighting off with ferocity ... [Published Herald Sun - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Crackdown on freedoms? Australian Senate passes draconian anti-terror laws

08:03R. G. Casey House houses the headquarters of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service. (Image from wikipedia.org, author Adam Carr)Australia’s senate has endorsed new anti-terror laws that will grant its intelligence agency the right to spy on ... [Published Russia Today - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Twitter, Facebook snared in Coalition's metadata net

Online communication sites including social-media services Twitter and Facebook will be drawn into a planned updated version of the federal government’s anti-terror data-retention push.A new consultation paper, obtained by The Australian , has revealed ... [Published Business Spectator - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Senate passes security laws amid fears over ‘draconian’ limits to press freedom

George Brandis: ‘This is the most important reform of the powers of our national security agencies since the 1979 Asio Act.’ Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP ImageThe Australian Senate has passed the biggest changes to the powers of the nation’s intelligence ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

New Australian counter-terrorism laws

Australia's Senate has passed a law that will strengthen the powers of the country's intelligence agency and make it easier for security agencies to spy on Australians overseas.Australian Federal Police officers detaining a terror suspect in Sydney.Photo: ... [Published Radio New Zealand - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Abbott's 'Anti-Terror' Laws Are The Real Danger To Australia

Something is happening to Australia’s democracy. It’s happening right before our eyes, in federal Parliament, on national television, on the front of our daily newspapers. And we’re applauding it.With little debate, and even less contestation, civil liberties ... [Published New Matilda - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 2 reports

‘Kill kaffirs to show them you can’

Crackdown ... Tony Abbott’s tough stance on terror takes a step forward. Source: News Corp AustraliaLive streamTERRORISTS in Syria have been urging an attack against Australian targets “for months”.Prime Minister Tony Abbott has told Parliament that ... [Published Cairns Post - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 2 reports

ASIO laws could allow torture: Labor

LABOR has questioned whether new anti-terrorism laws could allow Australian spy agencies to torture suspects. THE national security laws, which Attorney-General George Brandis introduced on July 16, give the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation ... [Published NEWS.com.au - Sep 18 2014]

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"I can't be absolutely certain but what I can be certain of is that Labor is going to be monitoring how these provisions work inin practice, and I'd stress again, we are talking about quite a small number of operations that are ever likely to be special intelligence operations" Mr Dreyfus said on Tuesday
"Western military intervention has killed hundreds of thousands of people in the last fifteen years" he said
...August shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus described the new penalties for journalists and whistleblowers who disclose confidential information as "an unprecedented overreach of government power which poses a real threat to the freedom of the press"
"Imagine a journalist is writing a story about the Sheraton hotel bungle" he said, referring to the 1983 incident in which officers from the Australian Secret Intelligence Service caused mayhem by holding a bungled training...

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Media reporting of accidental ASIO killings ill... [Published WA Today - Sep 30 2014]
Anti-war demonstrators strike at Queenscliff’s ... [Published Star Community - Sep 30 2014]
Anti-war protesters block Vic defence base [Published Prime 7 - Sep 30 2014]
Labor 'picks battles' in backing new spy laws [Published Melbourne Age - Sep 29 2014]
Tougher ASIO laws could jail journalists for re... [Published Brisbane Times - Sep 26 2014]
Free press is under siege [Published Herald Sun - Sep 26 2014]
Crackdown on freedoms? Australian Senate passes... [Published Russia Today - Sep 26 2014]
Australia’s new anti-terrorism laws explained [Published The New Daily - Sep 26 2014]
Twitter, Facebook snared in Coalition's metadat... [Published Business Spectator - Sep 26 2014]
Senate passes security laws amid fears over ‘dr... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 25 2014]
New Australian counter-terrorism laws [Published Radio New Zealand - Sep 25 2014]
Abbott's 'Anti-Terror' Laws Are The Real Danger... [Published New Matilda - Sep 23 2014]
Australia’s Prime Minister gives a master class... [Published Intercept - Sep 22 2014]
Explainer: What do the new anti-terrorism laws ... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Sep 22 2014]
‘Kill kaffirs to show them you can’ [Published Cairns Post - Sep 22 2014]
Tony Abbott national security statement to Parl... [Published Brisbane Times - Sep 22 2014]
New laws to keep us safe [Published Herald Sun - Sep 20 2014]
ASIO laws could allow torture: Labor [Published NEWS.com.au - Sep 18 2014]
ASIO laws could allow torture: Labor [Published Brisbane Times - Sep 18 2014]
MPs seek more checks on ASIO spies [Published WA Today - Sep 17 2014]
Intelligence agency hiring too slow amid height... [Published GovernmentNews.com.au - Sep 16 2014]
We are all in harm’s way [Published Herald Sun - Sep 12 2014]
What checks and balances are in place to ensure... [Published ABC Online - Sep 12 2014]
Canberra's top secret cyber soldier jobs rush [Published Melbourne Age - Sep 07 2014]
Brian Toohey: Australia plays dangerous game wi... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Sep 03 2014]
Our land is girt by oil-rich sea … that we stea... [Published Crikey Media - Sep 02 2014]
Brandis wants former spy and lawyer charged ove... [Published Special Broadcasting Service - Aug 31 2014]
PM reports at least 60 Australians fighting in ... [Published Coffs Coast Advocate - Aug 31 2014]
AG George Brandis wants East Timor spy charged [Published WA Today - Aug 31 2014]
A Message from the Prime Minister - Counter-Ter... [Published Noodls - Aug 30 2014]
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