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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…



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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