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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia's ex-PM Howard ‘embarrassed’ by Iraq war dossier on weapons of mass destruction

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 02:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... leader John Howard has said he was embarrassed that the US intelligence on weapons of mass destruction he used to justify sending troops to Iraq in 2003 proved to be unfounded. But he denied ... in the American national intelligence assessment late in November 2002,” he told the Seven Network in an interview late on Sunday. “I felt embarrassed and I did my best to explain... that it wasn’t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1597923/australias-ex-pm-howard-embarrassed-iraq-war-dossier-weapons-mass
  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia raises terror threat level over domestic Islamic State supporters

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:08pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... the increase from “medium” to “high” on a four-tier scale on the advice of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. The domestic spy agency’s Director-General David Irvine said the terrorist ... is intelligence that there are people with the intent and the capability to mount attacks.” Tony Abbott “I want to stress that this does not mean that a terror attack is imminent,” Abbott told reporters. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590828/australia-elevates-terrorism-threat-second-highest-level
  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to prohibit secret service torture of terrorism suspects

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 12:47pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... planned to indemnify Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) officers against all criminal offences committed in the course of their undercover work except for homicide, causing ... Brandis said. “I’ve decided to add an explicit prohibition in relation to torture in so far as concerns special intelligence operations,” Brandis told reporters. “I want to stress ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1597895/australia-prohibit-secret-service-torture-terrorism-suspects
  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australian police shoot dead teenage terror suspect after two officers stabbed

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:05am

    ... that killed him, police said. “I can advise that the person in question was a known terror suspect who was a person of interest to law enforcement and intelligence agencies,” Justice Minister Michael ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599328/australian-police-shoot-dead-teenage-terror-suspect-after-two-officers
  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM cites ‘chatter’ over attacks on government, parliament

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 12:03pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Tony Abbott says intelligence sources picked up information outlining proposed attack on Australian politicians or government buildings prior to ant-terrorism raids on Thursday Intelligence “chatter” has revealed that militants plan to attack Australian politicians and government buildings, Australia’s prime minister said on Friday, a day after hundreds of police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595909/australian-pm-cites-chatter-over-attacks-government-parliament
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia deploys new counterterrorism units at airports

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:25pm by AP

    ... intelligence and law enforcement agencies cope with the scores of Australians who return home after committing terrorist acts overseas. Some Islamic leaders argue Muslims, a minority of 500,000 in Australia’s population of 23 million, were being unfairly targeted. David Irvine, director general of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, Australia’s top spy agency, told the National ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581199/australia-deploys-new-counterterrorism-units-airports
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia sends troops to protect Baghdad embassy, PM vows to stop jihadists returning

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... was “deeply concerned” about the threat Australian fighters could pose when they returned home, adding she had cancelled a number of passports on the advice of intelligence agencies. “Our focus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536824/australia-sends-troops-protect-baghdad-embassy
  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Chinese hackers ‘had access to Australian lawmakers’ e-mails for a year’

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:58am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney A cyber attack on the Australian parliamentary computer network in 2011 may have given Chinese intelligence agencies access to lawmakers' private e-mails for an entire year, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday. The newspaper, citing government and security sources, said new information showed the attack had been more extensive than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1498931/chinese-hackers-had-access-australian-lawmakers-e-mails-year
  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Pensioner sex worker brings Tony Abbott undone in the wink of an eye

    Posted May 21st 2014, 03:51pm

    ... a harsh budget. What I cannot accept is myself and other intelligent voters being condescended to by politicians who won’t answer a straight question... It makes us feel that you’re treating us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1517215/pensioner-sex-worker-brings-tony-abbott-undone-wink-eye
  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia defends 'national security' raids in Timor case

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 05:32pm by AFP

    ... Abbott on Wednesday defended a raid by Australian intelligence agents on the offices of a lawyer representing East Timor in a spying case, but Timor’s president called it “unconscionable”. Abbott’s government is under fire after the offices of lawyer Bernard Collaery were raided by the domestic spy agency, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), on Tuesday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1372950/australia-defends-national-security-raids-timor-case

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