ASIO report shows rise in right-wing extremism means it's now taking up a third of investigations

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
October 16 2020 - 1:00pm
ASIO director-general Mike Burgess. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The rise of right-wing extremism is now occupying a third of investigations by Australia's domestic security agency and the COVID-19 crisis has only made it spread quicker, a new annual report has outlined.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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