Tag Archive for: "Australian intelligence community"
National security and civil liberties

It’s always good to see debate about civil liberties and security legislation here on The Strategist. With a number of changes to security legislation in the wind, it was appropriate that my colleagues Toby Feakin …

Reader response: security vs civil liberties

My colleague Tobias Feakin suggests that the discussion about any balance between security and civil liberties is inadequate for analysing counter-terrorism measures: it leads to ‘the establishment of rigid political positions which tend to overlook …

Cyber wrap

Canberra is kicking its cyber security activities into high gear as federal government agencies look to boost their encryption technology to thwart off spooks by turning to the private sector for innovative solutions. The government …

Intelligence: actions and their meanings

In his book Against All Enemies, Richard Clarke relates an incident when in 1993 he was attempting to persuade President Clinton to ‘snatch’ a terrorist (a practice nowadays known better by its more formal tag …

‘Anonymous’ and national security

Australia has recently faced criticism for its active role in US-led spying networks in the region, particularly from Indonesia. But the backlash to digital eavesdropping hasn’t been isolated to diplomatic circles and leadership groups, or …