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ASIO tells estimates committee MPs make 'attractive' targets for foreign intelligence agencies

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
October 20 2020 - 5:00pm
ASIO director-general Mike Burgess at senate estimates earlier this year. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The head of ASIO has told Senate estimates politicians could attract the attention of foreign spies with one attempted espionage plot within the national intelligence community already foiled.

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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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