Crikey Worm

Jan 30, 2018

Crikey Worm: Australia is going on a spy hunt

Good morning, early birds. Senior security and intelligence personnel discuss a dramatic change to the way Australia deals with suspected foreign spies. Plus, Australia delivers "one of the worst aid projects in the South Pacific". It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Chris Woods — Freelance journalist

Chris Woods

Freelance journalist


Australia's "catch and deport" system of dealing with spies could be overhauled as police and intelligence chiefs discuss teaming up to prosecute on matters of foreign interference.

Fairfax papers report that ASIO Chief Duncan Lewis and AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin met this month to discuss a new law enforcement regime that would both change how Australia treats alleged spies, and increase police responsibility in the area.

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