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The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation is Australia's national security agency responsible for the protection of the country and its citizens from espionage, sabotage, acts of foreign interference, politically motivated violence, attacks on the Australian defence system, and terrorism. ASIO is comparable to the British Security Service (MI5) and the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). ASIO is part of the Australian Intelligence Community.


Alleged Chinese spy target pictured sitting next to Liberal MP Gladys Liu at her home

Nick Zhao, who reported the inducement to ASIO and was later found dead, attended a local Liberal meeting at Gladys Liu's house.
The Age - Published

ASIO 'aware' of suspected China spy's alleged plot to infiltrate Federal Parliament

The head of ASIO has issued a rare public statement confirming the domestic spy agency is actively investigating an alleged Chinese plot to infiltrate Australia's parliament.
SBS - Published

ASIO boss aware of China spy claims

The head of ASIO says he is aware of an alleged plot by China to infiltrate parliament by recruiting a businessman to stand as a Liberal Party candidate.
SBS - Published

China dismisses defector seeking asylum in Australia as convicted 'fraudster'

Chinese spy Wang "William" Liqiang is seeking asylum in Australia after offering espionage intelligence to ASIO, but police in Mr Liqiang's homeland say he's a fraudster.
SBS - Published

Former ASIO boss reportedly fears China is working to take over Australia's political system

In an interview, Duncan Lewis reportedly warns covert foreign intrusion into the heart of Australian politics is 'something we need to be very, very careful about.'
SBS - Published

Former ASIO boss warns of China's influence on Australian politics

Duncan Lewis has reportedly said he believes China is seeking to take over Australia's political system.
SBS - Published

The nation's top spies remain coy on fears of journalists being used by foreign intelligence agencies

ASIO officials maintain they have concerns about journalists being used by foreign intelligence agencies, but have said they can't give specifics in public.
SBS - Published

Spies won't detail fears over media agents

ASIO officials maintain they have concerns about journalists being used by foreign intelligence agencies, but have said they can't give specifics in public.
SBS - Published

ASIO warns right-wing extremism increasingly 'cohesive and organised'

Outgoing ASIO boss Duncan Lewis says right-wing extremism has increased in Australia.
SBS - Published

ASIO warns stripping citizenship from Australian suspects could fuel terrorism

The nation's top spy agency has cautioned against the government's plans to automatically strip Australian citizenship from dual nationals suspected of terror.
SBS - Published

Queensland premier's office apologies after diary identifies ASIO agent

The Queensland premier's department says publishing a diary entry with the identity of a secret intelligence agent was an administrative error.
SBS - Published

Press freedom: Foreign spies target media, ASIO claims

ASIO has told a parliamentary committee examining security laws and press freedom that foreign spies deliberately target journalists as potential sources.
SBS - Published

From answering a 'geeky-sounding' newspaper ad to ASIO spy boss

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has announced Mike Burgess as the director-general of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.
SBS - Published

Australia faces daily espionage threats: spy chief

ASIO chief Duncan Lewis, who will step down from his role in September, has warned of the daily threats facing Australia from foreign interference.
SBS - Published

Jon Cassidy: journalist and leader of radical organisations

ABC management obtained advice from ASIO that Cassidy was a revolutionary, not a terrorist, whose role in producing book reviews for Radio National did not threaten national security.
The Age - Published

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