The Guardian • ASIO

Issue #1977

Senate grants intelligence agencies more power

Three national security bills have been rushed through Parliament this week allowing for greater police and intelligence agency powers.

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ASIO surveillance photograph of the 1968 May Day March in Wollongong. Issue #1955

“Can’t tell their left from their right” ASIO obscures political ideologies

ASIO Director-General Mike Burgess announced on Wednesday the 17th of March that the agency will be dropping the labels “left-wing” and “right-wing” extremism as well...

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Issue #1957

Pinochet Dina agent continues to fight extradition

On the 11th of September 1973, the Chilean military, with the backing of the US, crushed the civilian government of Salvador Allende and bought in the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

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Spy. Issue #2048

ASIO powers revisited

In 2002 legislation introduced by the Howard Coalition government represented the most dangerous offensive against civil liberties and democratic rights yet seen in Australia. The...

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Issue #2065


Some readers might remember the Michael Moore show Sicko about the US for-profit health system, where he campaigned for a patient to have a life-saving...

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Issue #2090


Spies are in the news lately. Mike Burgess, the head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has been all over the media with claims...

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