Retired Australian politician targeted by foreign spies, raising concerns

ABC News February 29, 2024, 02:01 AM UTC

Summary: ASIO's annual threat assessment revealed a retired Australian politician was cultivated by foreign spies, attempting to infiltrate the highest levels of Australian politics. The Turnbull government's 2018 espionage laws may not apply, and ASIO may not pursue legal action due to revealing tactics. The revelation has sparked debate and concern among politicians and the public, highlighting the shift in national security threats. ASIO's message emphasizes the need for vigilance and support in countering foreign interference.

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