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China outrages West by doing the same commercial spying we do

China outrages West by doing the same commercial spying we do

Lurid reports of Chinese hacking omit that we engage in exactly the same — and occasionally worse — cyber-espionage.

James Ricketson trial not about espionage, but policing thought

James Ricketson trial not about espionage, but policing thought

The Australian filmmaker has been labelled “a pawn in Cambodia's fierce domestic crackdown”, as press freedom advocates condemn his six-year sentence.

A short and disturbing history of Australia’s spy scandals 

A short and disturbing history of Australia’s spy scandals 

Over and over, the history of intelligence services in Australia is that the only people made to suffer are those who reveal wrongdoing or incompetence.

Crikey Worm: Australia is going on a spy hunt

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.

Was Rupert Murdoch lured into a honey trap with a Chinese spy?

Was Rupert Murdoch lured into a honey trap with a Chinese spy?

The Wall Street Journal claims Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife, Wendi Deng, is a spy. We take a look back at how their relationship blossomed to begin with.

Turnbull’s terrifying new ‘espionage’ laws endanger many innocent people

Turnbull’s terrifying new ‘espionage’ laws endanger many innocent people

This move adds yet another layer on existing legislation that is designed to protect the government from embarrassment, rather than from genuine threats.

Turnbull chooses his moment over espionage and donation laws

Turnbull chooses his moment over espionage and donation laws

The proposed legislation has been announced to a backdrop of Sam Dastyari's paling fortunes.

Tony Abbott’s highly revealing lie about why we spy

Tony Abbott’s highly revealing lie about why we spy

The latest Snowden revelations about Australia reveal how surveillance is aimed at economic espionage - despite the Prime Minister's claims otherwise.

Why whistleblowing spies have to go to the media

Why whistleblowing spies have to go to the media

The whistleblower in the East Timor spying case tried to use internal mechanisms to raise concerns, and was ignored. They're now under fire for going public. Well, what were they supposed to do?

Spy versus spy, gatekeeper versus gatekeeper

Spy versus spy, gatekeeper versus gatekeeper

The NSA decided that it would breach an agreement not to spy on its closest allies like Australia, Edward Snowden has revealed -- while journalists quarrel over national security. To what extent should the media play gatekeeper on classified material?