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ASIO and the Communist Party: New Light on an Old Tradition

Deery, Phillip (2007) ASIO and the Communist Party: New Light on an Old Tradition. In: Labour Traditions. Kimber, Julie, Love, Peter and Deery, Phillip, eds. Australian society for the study of labour history, Melbourne, pp. 67-74.

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Archival records concerning ASIO undercover operations are rare. Consequently the literature on ASIO’s infiltration of the Left is almost non-existent. This paper uses, for the first time, recently released ASIO files on one of its own agents. It thereby attempts to contribute to our understanding of undercover operations by the security services within the Australian labour movement. It will concentrate only on this agent’s infiltration of his first ‘target’, the Communist Party of Australia. The paper will also provide an insight into the manner in which intelligence was collected and into the largely unknown operational culture of ASIO in the early 1970s.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9780980388312
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID13661
Subjects: SEO Classification > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
FOR Classification > 2103 Historical Studies
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
RFCD Classification > 430000 History and Archaeology
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Depositing User: Prof Phillip deery
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2010 04:10
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2017 02:23
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