[LINK] Australia didn't blame China for parliament hack in case it upset trade relations – report

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri Sep 20 08:36:32 AEST 2019

On 19/9/19 7:50 am, JLWhitaker wrote:

> ... stingrays all around the White House ...

Washington is on the banks of the Potomac River, thus at risk of 
stingrays. The Australian Government, to counter this, has been 
systematically extracting water from the the Murray–Darling basin to 
stop stingrays getting up into the Molonglo River to Canberra. I can't 
think of a more plausible explanation for the national water use policy. ;-)

More seriously, nations spy on each other: allies, as well as potential 
enemies. Australia has to have in place security measures, which cost 
money and are an inconvenience, but necessary. The motto of the 
Australian Signals Directorate is "Reveal Their Secrets – Protect Our 
Own": https://www.asd.gov.au/careers

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