Australian Secret Intelligence Service

Type: Organization
Name: Australian Secret Intelligence Service
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 33 mins ago - 2 reports

New powers challenge security watchdog

The In spector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS), Vivienne Thom (pictured) says that the main and continuing challenge to the Office was adapting to changes in the operations and powers of the intelligence Agencies,while maintaining effectiveness, ... [Published PSNews - 33 mins ago]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Foreign interests trying to exploit my fragile nation, says Timor PM Xanana Gusmao

Foreign interests were trying to "dominate" East Timor, exploiting the fragility of the tiny nation to deny its rightful share of the oil and gas revenues in the Timor Sea and sow unrest, prime minister Xanana Gusmao says.Mr Gusmao made the remarks as ... [Published Brisbane Times - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Spy watchdog hires to boost ASIO oversight

Australia's intelligence services watchdog has kicked off a recruitment effort to help it to monitor the . The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Vivenne Thom, warned at the time the legislation was introduced that her office did not have ... [Published IT News Australia - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

ASIS base protesters claim mistreatment in 'Guantanamo Bay' style

PrintAustralian Broadcasting CorporationBroadcast: 09/10/2014Reporter: Louise MilliganA group of non-violent Christian protesters claim they were hooded, stripped and dragged on the ground after breaking into the secret Swan Island military and intelligence ... [Published ABC Online - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Australia's secret service needs ... a locksmith

Handy with a lockpick? Watched all the James Bond movies? Want to see the world, meet interesting people and then break into their embassy and steal their secrets? Handy with a lockpick? Watched all the James Bond movies? Want to see the world, meet interesting ... [Published Goulburn Post - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

Push for public interest exemption in new terror laws

BE AWARE: Nick Xenophon will push for public interest exemption in the next batch of national security legislation. Source: News Corp Australia THAT WAS THEN: Malcolm Turnbull at the time of the Spycatcher case. Source: Supplied Prev of 2Next IF the ... [Published Adelaide Now - Oct 08 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 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 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]

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"But fewer resources have been allocated to the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation (DIGO), Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) and the Office"
"So far, we are only doing the big things, electricity ... roads and the water supply and telecommunications. We are [concentrating on] big infrastructure projects because it will be the basis of our development."
Senator Leyonhjelm told the Senate on September 25: "An exception from disclosure offences for instances of corruption and misconduct is found in law applying to the AFP."

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New powers challenge security watchdog [Published PSNews - 33 mins ago]
ASIS agents fired guns while boozing, and lied ... [Published Crikey Media - 1 hour ago]
Foreign interests trying to exploit my fragile ... [Published Brisbane Times - Oct 19 2014]
ASIO accidently bugged itself says expanding sp... [Published GovernmentNews.com.au - Oct 16 2014]
Fact check: Journalists face 10 years' jail for... [Published ABC Online - Oct 14 2014]
Spy watchdog hires to boost ASIO oversight [Published IT News Australia - Oct 14 2014]
American website Intercept reveals secret activ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Oct 12 2014]
ASIS base protesters claim mistreatment in 'Gua... [Published ABC Online - Oct 09 2014]
Australia's secret service needs ... a locksmith [Published Goulburn Post - Oct 09 2014]
Terror Hysteria - Draconian New Australian Anti... [Published Counter Currents - Oct 08 2014]
Push for public interest exemption in new terro... [Published Adelaide Now - Oct 08 2014]
War protesters ‘beaten, abused’ by troops after... [Published Star Community - Oct 03 2014]
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]
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