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Why was an Australian security firm collecting intelligence on asylum seekers?


Guardian Australia has revealed that the Australian government used a private security firm to collect intelligence on asylum seekers being held on Nauru, in 2016. Leaked documents show that asylum seekers who had contact with Australian journalists, lawyers and advocates were closely watched by intelligence officers. Reporter Christopher Knaus discusses how leaked documents show that certain asylum seekers who had contact with journalists, lawyers and advocates were closely watched, and talks to the people who were the subject of ‘intelligence reports’


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 2022-08-10  27m