By David McKnight

Australia's Spies and their Secrets tells the interior tale of the increase and fall of the Australian safety Intelligence business enterprise (ASIO) - Australia's most popular secret agent physique. in accordance with hundreds of thousands of records by no means ahead of printed, in addition to interviews with over thirty former ASIO officials and plenty of of these spied upon, this interesting ebook exposes the key dimensions of Australia's post-war politics and historical past. it truly is bound to impress debate and controversy.

In this final Australian secret agent tale, investigative journalist David McKnight: rewrites the recognized historical past of the Petrov Royal fee; situations real situations of Soviet espionage in Australia; tells how a big procedure of safeguard dossiers on traditional 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 exertions social gathering; unearths ASIO's vast use of newshounds; outlines ASIO's hidden position within the Vietnam battle; and tells how ASIO officials feared that Lionel Murphy was once a KGB spy.

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

'This e-book is an interesting research of ASIO, meticulously researched and destined, doubtless, to develop into an crucial resource for knowing Australia's spies.' - Jim McClelland, Former Minister within the Whitlam Government

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