Tag Archives: ASIS

JOHN MENADUE. The Ausgrid decision and the growing power of security and intelligence agencies. A REPOST from August 2016

  The Ausgrid decision on Chinese investment raises two important issues. The first is how do we get a proper balance between security concerns and the wider benefits of the relationship. Our major strategic ally the US sees China our … Continue reading

Posted in Defence/Security, Infrastructure, International Affairs, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bullying and bugging in East Timor.

The bugging by Australian Security Intelligence Service (ASIS) of an East Timorese cabinet meeting in 2004 will not go away. The event was so outrageous it is not surprising that it continues to resurface. Only a Royal Commission or a … Continue reading

Posted in International Affairs, Media, Politics | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Bullying and bugging in East Timor.

John Menadue–We stopped the boats; we will now stop the jihadists

You may be interested in this repost. John Menadue   By linking boat arrivals and jihadists in the one sentence, a couple of weeks ago, Tony Abbott sounded very much like a dog-whistler that we can expect to hear more … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights, International Affairs, Politics, Refugees, Immigration | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on John Menadue–We stopped the boats; we will now stop the jihadists