Australian Secret Intelligence Service

Type: Organization
Name: Australian Secret Intelligence Service
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

New laws to keep us safe

Tony Abbott speaking about the raids. Source: News Corp Australia AUSTRALIANS understandably will shrink from reaching out to the conflict in the Middle East, but this conflict is reaching out to us. These were the words the Prime Minister used to explain ... [Published Herald Sun - 22 hours ago]
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]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

MPs seek more checks on ASIO spies

An inquiry into the government's first tranche of new anti-terrorism laws has called for greater oversight of ASIO's operations.The joint committee on intelligence and security on Wednesday released its report into draft national security laws which are ... [Published WA Today - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Intelligence agency hiring too slow amid heightened terror alert

Delays recruiting staff for Australia’s six intelligence agencies could hinder the nation’s ability to protect and defend itself against an increased terror threat, senior intelligence experts have cautioned.Prime Minister Tony Abbott last week increased ... [Published GovernmentNews.com.au - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

We are all in harm’s way

YESTERDAY’S decision to lift the level of a terrorist threat to Australia from medium to high for the first time in our history is an example of the Abbott Government’s swift and sure response to events here and overseas. Australians who may have been ... [Published Herald Sun - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

What checks and balances are in place to ensure intelligence agencies don't abuse their powers?

Mandy Presland spoke to Warren Reid, a former intelligence officer with the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, about the newly announced high terrorism alert and the checks and balances in place to ensure intelligence agencies don't abuse their ... [Published ABC Online - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 1 reports

Canberra's top secret cyber soldier jobs rush

Full public service coverage There is a jobs boom in Canberra for cyber warriors.The Defence Department, spy agencies and private companies contracting to the federal public service are hiring IT professionals with experience in the frontline of electronic ... [Published Melbourne Age - Sep 07 2014]
Entities: Canberra, Top Secret, Cyber
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 2 reports

Brandis wants former spy and lawyer charged over phone tapping scandal

The AFP has reportedly asked the ABC to hand over footage and information from reports on the spying scandal, including unedited footage of interviews with Mr Collaery.Mr Collaery revealed in interviews with the media that the then spy had been involved ... [Published Special Broadcasting Service - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

NSA's data collection hasn't helped. Why is Australia doing it?

For more than a decade, the US National Security Agency has been scooping up the personal data of Americans and people around the world, at its own will and pleasure.In its mission, which was surreptitiously given legitimacy by the Bush administration ... [Published ITWire - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

Oz airports step up war on terror

The Prime Minister told Parliament that the units have been established at Sydney and Melbourne international airports.Others will soon begin at “all international airports in Australia,” he added.SHOCKING PHOTO: Son holds severed head SHAMELESS: Sharrouf ... [Published NEWS.com.au - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Spending on spooks a government priority

The age of entitlement might be over for some, but the spooks are not among them. There are six security and intelligence services in Australia, the largest of which is the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO).In 2004, it was getting by ... [Published Green Left Weekly - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 3 reports

Top spy Warner given another five years

THE boss of Australia's shadowy overseas spy agency has been given another five years in the job. THE federal government has re-appointed Nick Warner as the head of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, or ASIS. ... [Published NEWS.com.au - Aug 22 2014]

Quotes

"Our freedoms are what these people don't like. If we lose them in the process then they've actually won."
"The AustralianAustralian government has a bigger appetite for cloud adoption than many other countries" said Mr Yip whose Australian team had "exploded" in numbers in recent years
...Barwick wrote a top-secret memo to his department saying: "The government is of the opinion that discussion of (the treaty's) meaning is almost certain to narrow its meaning."
"I have instructed ASIO that the material taken into possession is not under any circumstances to be communicated to those conducting those proceedings on behalf of Australia."

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New laws to keep us safe [Published Herald Sun - 22 hours ago]
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]
NSA's data collection hasn't helped. Why is Aus... [Published ITWire - Aug 28 2014]
Oz airports step up war on terror [Published NEWS.com.au - Aug 27 2014]
Blaming Muslims ‘grossly unfair’ [Published Tasmania Mercury - Aug 27 2014]
Irvine to outline ASIO's protective role [Published Sky News Australia - Aug 26 2014]
Spending on spooks a government priority [Published Green Left Weekly - Aug 23 2014]
Top spy Warner given another five years [Published NEWS.com.au - Aug 22 2014]
Top spy Warner given another five years [Published Northern Territory News - Aug 22 2014]
Re-appointment of the Director-General, ASIS [Published Noodls - Aug 22 2014]
Abbott says beheading could happen here [Published Northern Territory News - Aug 21 2014]
Islamic groups ‘foolish’ for boycott [Published Townsville Bulletin - Aug 21 2014]
New migrants must be on Team Oz [Published Tasmania Mercury - Aug 18 2014]
The rise and rise of the secret state [Published The Australian - Aug 13 2014]
Photo of Australian Boy Holding Severed Head of... [Published Russia Profile - Aug 12 2014]
George Brandis may target returning jihadists w... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 16 2014]
Australian government defends seizure of East T... [Published World Socialist Web Site - Jan 23 2014]
Townsville builder caught up in spying scandal [Published Townsville Bulletin - Jan 09 2014]
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