ASIO: Increasing Threat From Spies and Right Wing Extremists

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Spies from foreign powers, and growing right wing extremism are among the biggest threats Australia currently faces, according to Australian Security and Intelligence Organization Director General Mike Burgess

Delivering the organization’s inaugural annual threat assessment in Canberra, Burgess outlined the most pressing threats, including right wing extremism, cyber-warfare, foreign interference and a dearth of international spies. Burgess also took the opportunity to herald a more transparent ASIO.

In this story, Ryan Stanton explores the myriad of threats mentioned by the Director General, as well as the reasons behind this increased transparency

 

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Tuesday, February 25 2020
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Featured in storyAndrew Green, ABC Defense CorrespondentMike Burgess, Director General of SecurityMichael Shoebridge, Director of Defense, Strategy and National Security at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute
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