'We do not live in a surveillance state': Mike Burgess defends ASIO being blindsided by Christchurch terrorist

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated March 22 2021 - 8:20am, first published 5:30am
ASIO Director-General Mike Burgess at Senate Estimates on Monday. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The country's domestic intelligence agency has said it did not detect the red flags connected to the Australian man behind the Christchurch terrorist attack as it is not "all-seeing" and "all-knowing".

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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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