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ASIO 'proudly apolitical' after foreign power election plot used as political ammo

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated February 15 2022 - 6:23am, first published 2:00am
Director-General of Security Mike Burgess. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The nation's top spy has rebuffed political finger-pointing and speculation over a foiled foreign interference plot, reminding parliamentarians he and his agency remain "proudly apolitical".

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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.