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Defence Department warns that ‘highly active’ spies pose ‘extreme threat’ to Australia’s shipbuilding plan – ABC News

The Defence Department warns a multi-billion-dollar shipbuilding project is being threatened by “highly actively” foreign agents in plots to steal military secrets.

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Foreign agents are now “highly active” in plots to steal Australian military secrets, with Defence warning the threat to the nation’s multi-billion-dollar shipbuilding projects is considered “extreme”.
Key points:

  • The Defence Department has warned ‘Foreign Intelligence Services are currently assessed as posing an extreme threat’
  • Independent senator Rex Patrick says the language in Defence’s latest statement appears unprecedented
  • Privately, national security figures beli…

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