Intelligence

Who is watching the watchers? It's a bureaucratic maze

Guarding Australia in an alphabet soup of spy organisations, Australia needs a new National Security Adviser to balance competing advice with clear strategy.

ASIS Director-General launches new book - 'Intelligence and the Function of Government'

Paul Symon launches a new book which captures the essence of intelligence: its history in Australia, the difficulties of getting it right, and the challenges that lie on the horizon.

‘New Technologies’: Questions of Agency, Responsibility and Luck: Sarah Logan in Conversation with Toni Erskine

Sarah Logan, ‘ “New Technologies”: Questions of Agency, Responsibility and Luck: Sarah Logan in Conversation with Toni Erskine’, in Caroline Kaltofen, Madeline Carr, and Michele Acuto, eds,

The Needle and the Damage Done: Of Haystacks and Anxious Panopticons

‘The Needle and the Damage Done: Of Haystacks and Anxious Panopticons’, Big Data & Society, 4(2) 2017: 1-13.

Intelligence and the Function of Government

The Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), Paul Symon AO, will launch the book Intelligence and the Function of Government (MUP) by Dr Rhys Crawley and Dr Daniel Baldino.

New home affairs department seems to be more about politics than reform

The rationale seems to conflate the important intelligence review with an inadequately justified rearrangement of federal government agencies, writes Professor John Blaxland.

Berlin attack: security intelligence has limits in preventing truck-borne terror

The Christmas market truck assault in Berlin, which has left 12 dead and dozens injured, is a disturbing echo of the truck-borne attack on Bastille Day celebrants on the Nice promenade in July.

It's time for a new intelligence review

It has been five years since the release of the Independent Review of the Intelligence Community (or IRIC). Why do we need another review now?

Intelligence agencies face major review in new security era

The Turnbull government is set to embark on a major independent review of the nation's intelligence agencies as Australia faces an unprecedented array of security challenges ranging from terrorism to the rise of China and cyber-spying.

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