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ASIO foils plot to infiltrate Australian government – Sydney Morning Herald

The domestic spy agency says it foiled a plot by foreign intelligence operatives to recruit senior Australian government staffers to provide them classified inf…

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If the plot was successful, ASIO believes it could have granted the foreign government significant strategic advantage over Australia.
The domestic intelligence agency says it conducted “overt activity “against the Australia-based foreign national and the network of foreign spies, which “thwarted the foreign intelligence operation and prevented the passage of classified information” to the foreign government.
ASIO director-general Mike Burgess said his organisation discovered and disrupted the…

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