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Accountability is key to building trust in Australia’s intelligence community

Intelligence doesn’t have to be, and rarely is, James Bond-esque. Indeed, 007 is the world’s worst spy: everyone knows who he is, meaning he is compromised, exposed and susceptible to blackmail before he…

  • Daniel Baldino
  • The Conversation

But the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, and the all-encompassing “war on terror” that followed, did have a major transformative impact on the handling of secrecy and surveillance activities in…

Akau 1aOne impact has been the growth of executive authority in national security.

This has exacerbated demonstrable tensions between civil liberties, trust and secrecy.

As noted by former…

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