Tag: Canberra

Australian Parliament passes counterterror laws

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CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian Parliament on Wednesday passed a raft of counterterrorism laws that extend secret service powers despite concerns about its impact on press freedom. The National Security Legislation Amendment Bill gives greater search and surveillance powers to

China builds spy network in Australian universities

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China is reportedly building covert informant networks inside Australia's top universities, prompting Australia to strengthen its counter-intelligence capabilities. Fairfax Media reports that Chinese intelligence officials say they are building networks to monitor the ethnic Chinese community to protect Beijing's core

Indonesia, Australia spy claim tension spreads to corporate world

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks beside Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during a joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta

(Reuters) – Rising diplomatic tension between Australia and Indonesia spread into the corporate world on Friday, after a state-owned Indonesian firm suspended talks with Australian cattle ranchers, citing trust issues between the neighbors. PT Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia (RNI) is the

NSA maps leaked by Snowden reveal the locations of dozens of US and allied signals intelligence collection sites

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United States intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has provided his first disclosure of Australian involvement in US global surveillance, identifying four facilities in the country that contribute to a key American intelligence collection program. Classified US National Security Agency maps leaked