Australian Secret Intelligence Service

Type: Organization
Name: Australian Secret Intelligence Service
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

ASIS witness to appear in East Timor legal battle

An international panel of jurists has ordered Australia to make available East Timor’s star witness – a former Australian spy – in a high-stakes legal battle between the two countries over $40billion of disputed oil and gas reserves.In a major blow to ... [Published Canberra Times - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Read all about it, spying misses intelligence quotient

It costs about 10 bucks to buy a weekly issue of The Economist, and about $1 billion a year to fund the secret operations of Australia’s intelligence agencies. Which source gives better value for money?This is the fascinating but as yet largely overlooked ... [Published Brisbane Times - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Locals in dark on Army’s island

Swan Island near Queenscliffe has become Australia’s finishing school for special forces and counter-terrorism teams. Source: SuppliedA TOP secret military island off the coast of Victoria remains a mystery despite costing taxpayers almost $30 million ... [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Swan Island’s secret costs

An aerial shot of Swan Island. Source: News LimitedA TOP secret military island off the Bellarine Peninsula coast has cost taxpayers almost $30 million dollars.Swan Island near Queenscliff has become Australia’s finishing school for special forces and ... [Published Geelong Advertiser - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Bob Carr is in his element and luxuriating in all the fuss

Illustration: John Shakespeare Bob Carr is sitting in his Bligh Street office, resplendent in a beloved Hermes tie, and contemplating the firestorm provoked by the first reports of his Diary of a Foreign Minister.The focus - inevitably - was on his comparisons ... [Published Canberra Times - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 2 reports

Asio chief David Irvine to step down

David Irvine has had a high-profile tenure. Photograph: Alan Porritt/AAP The head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, David Irvine, will leave his role in September, it was revealed on Wednesday.Irvine told staff on Wednesday that he ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

Edward Snowden documents show Malaysia an Australian, US intelligence target

Malaysia’s political leadership is a priority intelligence target for the United States and Australia, according to top secret documents published by Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine.Former Malaysian Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi, who served as Malaysian ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

Spies wanted: Seeking hackers in slippers - no hammers please

Australia's spy organisations are not looking for script kiddies, says an expert who teaches her students how to ethically hack computers.The Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation and the Australian Secret Intelligence Service are in the midst ... [Published Canberra Times - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 23 2014 - Updated Mar 23 2014 - 1 reports

ASIO and ASIS put out the 'help wanted' sign

Are you a skilled public servant but can't find a job? Would you like to work in a new building once dubbed ''Lubyanka on the Lake''? Then you should become a spy.Jobs working for the government might be scarce - just 82 permanent jobs were available ... [Published Canberra Times - Mar 23 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 1 reports

National Security Careers Night 2014

Location: Weston Creek ACTVenue: Blamey Theatre, Australian Defence College27 Mar - 27 Mar, 2014The Kokoda Foundation National Security Careers Night is an exclusive careers night for university graduates and young professionals who work in the national ... [Published Australian Defence Magazine - Mar 19 2014]
First reported Mar 16 2014 - Updated Mar 16 2014 - 1 reports

Spies watch and are watched

RECENT media reports based on US intelligence disclosures have put intelligence gathering and its oversight back in the spotlight.As it has in the past, the operations of our intelligence community continue to evolve as they try to counter old and new ... [Published Herald Sun - Mar 16 2014]
First reported Dec 04 2013 - Updated Dec 04 2013 - 3 reports

Australian government orders ASIO raids to suppress East Timor spying evidence

In a blatant attack on fundamental legal and democratic rights, the Abbott government yesterday ordered Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) raids on the homes and offices of a lawyer and former intelligence ... [Published World Socialist Web Site - Dec 04 2013]

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A spokesman for Senator Brandis said: "Until the tribunal determines otherwise, all decisions and orders of the tribunal are confidential to the parties. As such, it would be inappropriate to comment on the content of those orders."
''Australian people deserve to know how their foreign policy works,'' he says. "One way was to tell it in a diary form rather than another burnished memoir. This is warts and all."
...that has been released by Snowden that is now in the public realm is of very great concern," he told a Senate estimates hearing in November. "That material is Australian material. It is obviously of very great concern to the Australian government."
...incorporates bio-recognition key technology, 350 kilometres of optic cable and a centre to bring together the cyber capabilities of all agencies "to ensure that Australian networks are among the hardest to compromise in the world"

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ASIS witness to appear in East Timor legal battle [Published Canberra Times - Apr 23 2014]
Read all about it, spying misses intelligence q... [Published Brisbane Times - Apr 19 2014]
Locals in dark on Army’s island [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Apr 18 2014]
Swan Island’s secret costs [Published Geelong Advertiser - Apr 14 2014]
Bob Carr is in his element and luxuriating in a... [Published Canberra Times - Apr 12 2014]
Asio chief David Irvine to step down [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 02 2014]
ASIO chief David Irvine to step down in September [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Apr 02 2014]
Edward Snowden documents show Malaysia an Austr... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Mar 30 2014]
Spies wanted: Seeking hackers in slippers - no ... [Published Canberra Times - Mar 24 2014]
ASIO and ASIS put out the 'help wanted' sign [Published Canberra Times - Mar 23 2014]
National Security Careers Night 2014 [Published Australian Defence Magazine - Mar 19 2014]
Spies watch and are watched [Published Herald Sun - Mar 16 2014]
Australian government defends seizure of East T... [Published World Socialist Web Site - Jan 23 2014]
Timor-Leste rejects 'outrageous' claim in Austr... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jan 23 2014]
Townsville builder caught up in spying scandal [Published Townsville Bulletin - Jan 09 2014]
Spying game [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Dec 16 2013]
Australia and East Timor [Published Gwynne Dyer - Dec 10 2013]
East Timor Complains About Australian Spying On... [Published Peak Energy - Dec 04 2013]
Australian government orders ASIO raids to supp... [Published World Socialist Web Site - Dec 04 2013]
Australian Spies Raid Home of East Timor Lawyer [Published The China Blog - Dec 04 2013]
Australian Spies Raid Home of East Timor Lawyer [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Dec 04 2013]
Australia Spied On Japanese Companies To Help I... [Published Techdirt - Nov 12 2013]
10 Most Powerful Intelligence Agencies In The W... [Published Silicon India - Oct 04 2013]
Australian government accused of ignoring refug... [Published World Socialist Web Site - Sep 30 2013]
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Australia and East Timor [Published Gwynne Dyer - Dec 10 2013]
10 December 2013 Australia and East Timor By Gwynne Dyer And now for something completely different: a spy story that isn’t about Edward Snowden’s disclosures and the US National Security Agency’s surveillance of everything and everybody. This one ...
East Timor Complains About Australian Spying On... [Published Peak Energy - Dec 04 2013]
I recently read John Le Carre's latest book, " A Delicate Truth ", and today's news stories about Australian intelligence agencies spying on East Timor's government as it negotiated with Australia over oil and gas resources in the Timor Sea did leave ...
Australian Spies Raid Home of East Timor Lawyer [Published The China Blog - Dec 04 2013]
(CANBERRA, Australia) — Australia’s secret service has raided the Canberra homes of a lawyer and a former spy who intend to allege in an international court in The Hague that Australia bugged the East Timorese Cabinet ahead of sensitive oil and gas revenue-sharing ...
Australian Spies Raid Home of East Timor Lawyer [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Dec 04 2013]
(CANBERRA, Australia) — Australia’s secret service has raided the Canberra homes of a lawyer and a former spy who intend to allege in an international court in The Hague that Australia bugged the East Timorese Cabinet ahead of sensitive oil and gas revenue-sharing ...
Australia Spied On Japanese Companies To Help I... [Published Techdirt - Nov 12 2013]
As more information comes to light about the global snooping being conducted by the NSA and GCHQ, it is becoming clearer that much of it had little to do with combating terrorism, as a recent EFF article makes plain . But most damaging to the idea ...
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