PM backs spy chief keeping politician turncoat secret

By Dominic Giannini and Tess Ikonomou
Updated March 1 2024 - 10:55am, first published 10:52am
ASIO chief Mike Burgess revealed an unnamed former politician had been caught up in a spy ring. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)
ASIO chief Mike Burgess revealed an unnamed former politician had been caught up in a spy ring. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)

The prime minister has defended the chief spy's decision to not name a former Australian politician who betrayed the nation after being recruited by foreign spies.

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