Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
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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.
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NSW Labor MP's home raided by AFP and ASIO amid questions about China linksNSW upper house MP Shaoquett Moselmane has been suspended from the Labor Party after AFP and ASIO raided his home in Sydney.
NSW Labor MP's Sydney home raided by AFP, ASIOThe Sydney home of a NSW Labor upper house MP has been searched by Australian Federal Police and ASIO officers.
More young Australians are becoming involved in extremist activities, ASIO warnsAmid a push for new laws that could see children as young as 14 questioned by Australian spies, ASIO says children are increasingly at risk of radicalisation.
Rightwing extremism a growing threat, ASIO boss saysThe head of Australia's national security organisation says the threat from foreign espionage is higher now that it was at the height of the cold war.
Extremists are targeting teenagers as young as 13 years old, ASIO boss warnsThe head of Australia's national security organisation says the threat from foreign espionage is higher now that it was at the height of the cold war.
Alleged Chinese spy target pictured sitting next to Liberal MP Gladys Liu at her homeNick Zhao, who reported the inducement to ASIO and was later found dead, attended a local Liberal meeting at Gladys Liu's house.
ASIO 'aware' of suspected China spy's alleged plot to infiltrate Federal ParliamentThe 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.
ASIO boss aware of China spy claimsThe 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.
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.
Former ASIO boss reportedly fears China is working to take over Australia's political systemIn 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.'
Former ASIO boss warns of China's influence on Australian politicsDuncan Lewis has reportedly said he believes China is seeking to take over Australia's political system.
The nation's top spies remain coy on fears of journalists being used by foreign intelligence agenciesASIO officials maintain they have concerns about journalists being used by foreign intelligence agencies, but have said they can't give specifics in public.
Spies won't detail fears over media agentsASIO officials maintain they have concerns about journalists being used by foreign intelligence agencies, but have said they can't give specifics in public.
ASIO warns right-wing extremism increasingly 'cohesive and organised'Outgoing ASIO boss Duncan Lewis says right-wing extremism has increased in Australia.
ASIO warns stripping citizenship from Australian suspects could fuel terrorismThe nation's top spy agency has cautioned against the government's plans to automatically strip Australian citizenship from dual nationals suspected of terror.
Queensland premier's office apologies after diary identifies ASIO agentThe Queensland premier's department says publishing a diary entry with the identity of a secret intelligence agent was an administrative error.
Press freedom: Foreign spies target media, ASIO claimsASIO has told a parliamentary committee examining security laws and press freedom that foreign spies deliberately target journalists as potential sources.
From answering a 'geeky-sounding' newspaper ad to ASIO spy bossHome Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has announced Mike Burgess as the director-general of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.
Australia faces daily espionage threats: spy chiefASIO chief Duncan Lewis, who will step down from his role in September, has warned of the daily threats facing Australia from foreign interference.
Jon Cassidy: journalist and leader of radical organisationsABC 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.