Book review of David Horner, The Spy Catchers (Vol. 1 of the Official History of ASIO), Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2014, 735pp. RRP: $59.99, ISBN: 9781743319666.
Beneficiaries of British slavery were present in colonial Victoria and provincial South Australia, a link overlooked by successive generations of historians. The Legacies of British Slave-ownership database, hosted by University College, London, reveals many people in these colonies as having been connected to slave money awarded as compensation…[Read more]
This thesis explores the context in which the Royal Commission on Intelligence and Security, 1974-1977 came to be. The Whitlam Government wanted to reform the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) so as to depoliticise it and make it more effective in combating genuine threats to the state, including global terrorism. In early 1973…[Read more]