Australia’s spy chief cited a newspaper report alleging Chinese secret agents engaged a journalist to recruit him, hoping he would pass on information about stories that would reveal revelations about Chinese cyber hacking. Photo: EPA

Australia’s spy chief says journalists are ‘ideal cover’ for foreign agents, cites Chinese attempt to recruit local reporter

Meanwhile, law and media organisations called for further amendments to espionage bill to protect journalism and innocent dealing with protected information

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Australia’s spy chief cited a newspaper report alleging Chinese secret agents engaged a journalist to recruit him, hoping he would pass on information about stories that would reveal revelations about Chinese cyber hacking. Photo: EPA
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