'Watching crime happen': ASD boss Rachel Noble argues proposed AFP powers needed to protect Australia from cybercrime

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated March 11 2021 - 4:22am, first published March 10 2021 - 5:30pm
Top intelligence officials argue a controversial new bill will protect Australians from international crime syndicates. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Proposed powers for the nation's federal police would help stop thousands of Australians from becoming the target of international crime syndicates, according to the head of one of Australia's top spy agencies.

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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.