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Election spy plot by wealthy 'puppeteer' foiled: ASIO boss Mike Burgess

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated February 9 2022 - 7:58pm, first published 9:00am
Director-General of Security Mike Burgess will deliver ASIO's annual threat assessment on Wednesday evening. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

A wealthy "puppeteer" with deep connections to a foreign government and its spy agency had planned to undermine an Australian election with compromised candidates, the nation's top spy has revealed.

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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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