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Secret: The Making of Australia's Security State
 

Secret: The Making of Australia's Security State (EPUB ebook – Main)

By Toohey, Brian

Australia is less secure than it has ever been, and the greatest threat comes from our elected government. Conspiracy? Paranoia? Read Secret: The Making of Australia's Security State and you decide. Fresh archival material and revealing details of conversations between former CIA... read full description below.

ISBN 9780522872828
Published 3 September 2019 by Melbourne University Press
Available in EPUB format
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ISBN-13 9780522872828
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Melbourne University Press
Imprint Melbourne University Press Digital
Publication Date 3 September 2019
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook – Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Toohey, Brian
Category Law
English law: human rights & civil liberties law
English law: government powers
Constitutional & Administrative Law
Citizenship & Nationality Law
Australian
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code 342.94041
Catalogue Code 1011529

Description of this Electronic Book

Elected governments pose the greatest threat to Australians' security. Political leaders increasingly promote secrecy, ignorance and fear to introduce new laws that undermine individual liberties and magnify the risks of being dragged into a horrific new war for no good reason.

It is a criminal offence to receive or publish a wide range of information unrelated to national security. Our defence weapons are so dependent on US technical support that Australia couldn't defend itself without US involvement. The Commonwealth is amassing comprehensive databases on citizens' digital fingerprints and facial recognition characteristics.

True? False? Read Secret: The Making of Australia's Security State and you decide. Fresh archival material and revealing details of conversations between former CIA, US State Department and Australian officials will make you reconsider the world around you.

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Author's Bio

Brian Toohey is a columnist with the Australian Financial Review who has also written for The Nikkei Asia Review, The West Australian, The Sunday Age and other publications. He was editor of The National Times and a Canberra and Washington correspondent for AFR. He is the author or co-author of four books: Oyster: The Story of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service; Tumbling Dice: The Story of Modern Economic Policy; The Book of Leaks and The Winchester Scandal. Among other subjects, he has written extensively about national security policy since 1973.

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