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1 November 2013 15:47

I don't think people in this country or in the United States or anywhere else should implicitly trust or accept the assurances they're receiving from their security and intelligence agencies. That's why we've got an inspector-general for ASIS, that's why we've got a parliamentary committee charged with an oversight function, that's why we've got guarantees in the legislation which governs our own intelligence agency. The Americans are going to have a vigorous debate about whether their national interest has been compromised by a too-adventurous - too-adventurous activity from intelligence agencies set up, strengthened, strongly resourced after September 11.

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