Category Archives: National Security

This has aged well

From the Herald Sun. (HT: Econocrat)

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Return of the Garage Nazis

WITH Antifa and BLM terrorists in the news every day – murdering, burning, looting, inciting and pillaging – Fairfax arranges for ASIO to reiterate its concerns about the danger posed by the “far right.” These groups are becoming increasingly ideological; … Continue reading

Posted in Fake News, National Security | 72 Comments

The university as nursery for espionage? Nah. Couldn’t happen.

MICHELLE Grattan asks if the Feds have the legal authority to oversee state agreements with foreign governments like China’s. The short answer: yes. “Universities, however, are another matter,” she insists. A professorial fellow at the University of Canberra, Grattan characterises … Continue reading

Posted in History, National Security | 27 Comments

ASIO, Beyond The Pale and Black Lives Matter

 Somebody please explain to Mike Burgess what an old phrase means                                             AT Friday’s hearings of the parliamentary inquiry examining proposed amendments that would allow ASIO to interrogate minors as young as 14 and attach tracking devices to cars without a … Continue reading

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The Deep State emerges

There is a very troubling story in The Australian this morning: On Monday, Allan Gyngell, former head of the Office of Nat­ional Assessments, foreign policy adviser to Paul Keating, hon­orary professor at the ANU and a board director of the … Continue reading

Posted in International, National Security | 81 Comments

As hordes of left-wing extremists illegally take to the streets – risking the lives of thousands (courts and experts say) …

… ASIO springs into oddly-timed action to warn of the danger posed to Australia by the “far right.” COVID-19 restrictions are being exploited by extreme right-wing narratives that paint the state as oppressive, and globalisation and democracy as flawed and … Continue reading

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What would we do without “intelligence officials”?

Spies kept busy by increase in suspicious internet activity during lockdown. Intelligence officers also detected a rise in “anti-China” and “anti-migration” sentiment in the community as a result of the global pandemic, although it was not clear whether any threats … Continue reading

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Source

The AFP sanctions espionage and News Corp falsely claims vindication TO the spymaster, there are no coincidences. Not at first blush, anyway, and not even at the second or third. I will therefore assume it is no coincidence that on … Continue reading

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Not declared innocent, Smethurst gets off on a technicality

High Court throws out AFP warrant against News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst. While ruling the warrant was technically invalid, the court did not deliver the remedy sought by Smethurst’s lawyers, which was that the evidence gathered by police be destroyed … Continue reading

Posted in Media, National Security, Rule of law | 23 Comments

Bug side effects: sudden new respect for borders and reason

Mexico considering restrictions on US border amid coronavirus fears. Top Iranian cleric okays buying future Israeli coronavirus vaccine.

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