Australian Secret Intelligence Service

Type: Organization
Name: Australian Secret Intelligence Service
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Our land is girt by oil-rich sea … that we steal from East Timor

Australia has been stealing billions of dollars from one of our poorest neighbours, writes Clinton Fernandes, associate professor at the University of New South Wales in Canberra and specialist in Australian foreign policy.Australia has been flouting ... [Published Crikey Media - 17 hours ago]
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 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

PM reports at least 60 Australians fighting in Syria, Iraq

It is understood known fighters hail from News South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.Mr Abbott said Australians who head overseas and take up arms in either Iraq or Syria pose a very real risk to the country and our way of life."We have all seen the horrific ... [Published Coffs Coast Advocate - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

A Message from the Prime Minister - Counter-Terrorism measures

I want to update you about what the Government is doing to make our country as safe and secure as possible.Events in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere and the rise of violent extremism have reminded us that our country is not isolated from potential threats.We've ... [Published Noodls - Aug 30 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 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Irvine to outline ASIO's protective role

As the federal government pushes ahead with new security laws, the head of Australia's domestic security agency will discuss his role in protecting against violent extremists.David Irvine, director-general of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation ... [Published Sky News Australia - Aug 26 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]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 2 reports

Abbott says beheading could happen here

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has met with Islamic leaders in Sydney over concerns about new anti-terror laws.Went well ... Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the meeting he held with Muslim leaders was very good. Picture: Supplied Source: News Corp Austr ... [Published Northern Territory News - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

The rise and rise of the secret state

FORGET health and aged care. No area of government has surged as dramatically as “security and intelligence” spending. Not for the army, navy, or air force, or even for the 21,200 civilian defence bureau­crats, but for the half-dozen little known federal ... [Published The Australian - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 3 reports

Spies get boost to tackle terrorism threat

The federal government has dropped changes to the Racial Discrimination Act as it seeks community co-operation to tackle home-grown terrorism.Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the move as he unveiled a $630 million boost for spy agencies and tougher ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Aug 05 2014]

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"The warrants were issued by me on the grounds that the documents contained intelligence related to security matters" he said in a statement
"We have all seen the horrific images: the beheadings, the crucifixions and the mass executions" he said
When asked if it was investigating Mr Collaery and the former spy for breaching commonwealth laws, a spokesman for the AFP said: "The AFP can confirm it has received a referral in relation to this matter. As this investigation is ongoing, it is inappropriate to comment further."
"In this post-Snowden era, and with the increased threat of terrorism and a range of other national security challenges, it is important that Australia retain continuity and experienced leadership within the intelligenceintelligence community" she said

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Our land is girt by oil-rich sea … that we stea... [Published Crikey Media - 17 hours ago]
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]
Australian government unveils sweeping new “ter... [Published RINF.com - Aug 06 2014]
Abbott's haste to tackle home-grown terrorists ... [Published Canberra Times - Aug 06 2014]
New Australian Anti-Terror Laws Could See the M... [Published Vice Magazine US - Aug 06 2014]
Concerns grow about broad reach of proposed spy... [Published ABC Online - Aug 06 2014]
Australia's metadata debate is an utter shambles [Published The Register - Aug 06 2014]
New laws make it an offence to tweet terror act... [Published Capital Bay - Aug 05 2014]
Spies get boost to tackle terrorism threat [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Aug 05 2014]
New laws make it an offence to tweet terror act... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 05 2014]
Govt to overhaul anti-terrorism laws [Published Melbourne Age - Aug 05 2014]
Govt to change anti-terrorism laws [Published Business Spectator - Aug 05 2014]
What data retention is, and why it’s bad [Published Start Up Smart - Jul 29 2014]
George Brandis may target returning jihadists w... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 16 2014]
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