Australia's Spies and their Secrets by David McKnight PDF

By David McKnight

Australia's Spies and their Secrets tells the interior tale of the increase and fall of the Australian protection Intelligence agency (ASIO) - Australia's optimal undercover agent physique. in response to millions of files by no means sooner than printed, in addition to interviews with over thirty former ASIO officials and lots of of these spied upon, this interesting ebook exposes the key dimensions of Australia's post-war politics and background. it truly is absolute to impress debate and controversy.

In this final Australian undercover agent tale, investigative journalist David McKnight: rewrites the recognized heritage of the Petrov Royal fee; circumstances real instances of Soviet espionage in Australia; tells how a big procedure of defense dossiers on usual Australians was once outfitted up; exposes govt and ASIO plans to intern 10 000 humans; outlines ASIO's hyperlinks with the management of the NSW department of the Australian hard work celebration; finds ASIO's large use of reporters; outlines ASIO's hidden position within the Vietnam warfare; and tells how ASIO officials feared that Lionel Murphy used to be a KGB spy.

Australia's Spies and their Secrets is key examining approximately Australia and its contemporary past.

'This e-book is an engaging learn of ASIO, meticulously researched and destined, doubtless, to turn into an integral resource for realizing Australia's spies.' - Jim McClelland, Former Minister within the Whitlam Government

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