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Don't attack Islamic leaders: ASIO boss

David Wroe David Irvine hits back at suggestions that Muslim leaders

ASIO boss says government is fighting terrorism, not Islam

David Wroe Australia's top spy has launched an impassioned appeal to the nation's half a million Muslims not to mistake the Abbott government's counterterrorism push as "fighting Islam".

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Australian jihadists involved with 'worst of the worst' atrocities in Syria and Iraq, ASIO boss says

The now infamous Khaled Sharrouf steadily post gruesome pictures on web social media sites.

David Wroe, Defence Correspondent Australia's top spy calls the current Middle East conflicts 'social media wars' and warns this could inspire young followers at home.

ASIO set to watch Aussies abroad

Director-General of Security, David Irvine and Attorney-General Senator George Brandis.

The nation's domestic security organisation is to be given expanded powers to monitor Australians overseas, especially those fighting with extremist groups in Syria and Iraq.

ASIO looking to get smart people into the spy game

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Steve Lillebuen Psssst! Can you keep a secret?

ASIO chief David Irvine forced to testify in Sydney court

David Irvine.

Louise Hall, Daniel Flitton An Afghan man has successfully forced ASIO chief David Irvine to testify in a Sydney court in a bid to overturn a secret security assessment linking him to people smuggling.

Cyber attacks on federal police, RAAF, ASIO

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Natalie O'brien A cyber attack that brought down the Australian Federal Police website late last year was part of a wider series of attacks on the organisation by a group suspected of also taking aim at the Royal...

Russian embassy set up to intercept secrets: ASIO

Ivan Stenin (right) Geronty Lazovik

Philip Dorling Russia used its embassy in Canberra to intercept Australian intelligence and political communications, targeting the capital's main telecommunications tower, the Defence Department, Australian...

ASIO still waiting to move into new headquarters in Canberra

ASIO's new building.

Australia's top spy agency ASIO still cannot be certain when it will move into its imposing new headquarters.

David Stratton oblivious he's been cast as a spy: ASIO's vault shows its odd choice of surveillance targets

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Rick Feneley A young and suave David Stratton visits the Soviet embassy in Canberra. Little does he know, but the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation is watching and records the occasion with this...

Film buff David Stratton's starring role on ASIO spy cam

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Director of the Sydney Film Festival David Stratton outside the Soviet Embassy in Canberra 1969. By the mid 1950s ASIO became concerned that culture itself could be a front for communism.  The Sydney and Melbourne Film Festivals screened Soviet films and therefore became targets for ASIO
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Rick Feneley A young David Stratton visits the Soviet embassy in Canberra, blissfully unaware that Australia's spy service is watching and snapping a photo.

ASIO files: That looks suspicious, doesn't it?

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Rick Feneley The plot to murder a federal minister at a Sydney television studio is one of the nation's great untold stories. It went like this.

ASIO methods used to assess threat of would-be police officer criticised

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Markus Mannheim, Michael Inman Australian spies illegally coerced a man into speaking with them and failed to inform him of his rights, a tribunal says.

ASIO spying on Syria fund-raisers amid terrorism funding fears

Natalie O'Brien Australia's intelligence agencies have been monitoring phone calls, freezing bank accounts and making covert home visits to warn people donating money to Syrian war victims that they suspect the...

George Brandis vows not to read documents ASIO seized

Tom Allard, National Affairs Editor Attorney-General George Brandis has given an extraordinary undertaking not to read highly sensitive documents seized by ASIO agents in a raid on East Timor's lawyer last year.

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East Timor calls on The Hague to condemn ASIO raids

Timor-Leste's Foreign Affairs minister Jose Luis Gutierrez (right) speaks with Australian lawyer Bernard Collaery at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

Tom Allard East Timor has called on the International Court of Justice to deliver a "clear, firm and severe" condemnation of Australia for using ASIO agents to raid the office of its Canberra-based lawyer.

ASIO raids office of lawyer Bernard Collaery over East Timor spy claim

Bernard Collaery

Tom Allard ASIO officers have allegedly detained a man and raided the office of a lawyer who claims that Australian spies bugged the cabinet room of East Timor's government during negotiations over oil and gas...

ASIO raids: Australia accuses East Timor of 'frankly, offensive' remarks

Australia's lawyers John Reid (left) and Justin Gleeson at The Hague.

Tom Allard Australia tells the Hague that East Timor's 'inflammatory' submissions to the court have 'impugned the integrity of the attorney-general of Australia'.

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ASIO power faces challenge

Daniel Flitton ASIO has branded Tamil refugee Ranjini a direct threat to Australian security, the High Court hears.

ASIO cancels passports of western Sydney men for 'jihadi mentality'

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Natalie O'brien Australia's domestic spy agency has cancelled the passports of 20 men from western Sydney.