Australia 'spying' on trading partners

Australia 'spying' on trading partners

Sydney - Australia mounted widespread and systematic spying against the Japanese embassy in Canberra, according to the latest in a flood of claims of espionage involving Australia and its trading partners. The Sydney Morning Herald said sensitive trade and diplomatic information was made available to "even relatively junior staff" in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The paper said surveillance and eavesdropping had also been conducted against other countries with diplomatic missions in Canberra, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Iraq, Iran and Russia. AF

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