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Secret : The Making of Australia's Security State - Brian Toohey


The Making of Australia's Security State

Paperback Published: 3rd September 2019
ISBN: 9780522872804
Number Of Pages: 277

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Brian Toohey draws on decades of inquiries into national security to examine governing by stealth.

Australia is less secure than it has ever been and the greatest threat comes from our elected government. Political leaders increasingly promote secrecy, ignorance and fear to introduce new laws that undermine individual liberties and safety.

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. And comprehensive databases on citizens' digital fingerprints and facial recognition characteristics are being amassed by the Commonwealth.

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, US State Department and Australian officials will make you reconsider the world around you.

About the Author

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.

ISBN: 9780522872804
ISBN-10: 0522872808
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 3rd September 2019
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.4  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.55

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