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ASIS At 60: Notable Speech From Director-General Nick Warner

The Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), Nick Warner, has delivered the first official public speech about the 60-year-old intelligence organisation.

Nick Warner

Addressing the Lowy Institute at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, Warner spoke of the organisation’s early history when its very existence was rarely acknowledged and even denied. He said in recent years the organisations’s work “has gained a new urgency and importance”. Traditional information gathering operations have given way to “undertaking supporting operations that achieve a direct outcome”. [Read more…]