Herald Sun

Spy­ing on the spies

- Crime · Tony Abbott · Margaret Stone

A FOR­MER Fed­eral Court judge will be the next in­tel­li­gence ser­vices watchdog.

Prime Min­is­ter Tony Ab­bott an­nounced that Mar­garet Stone, who has been the In­de­pen­dent Re­viewer of Ad­verse Se­cu­rity Assess­ments since De­cem­ber 2012, will re­place Dr Vivi­enne Thom as In­spec­tor-Gen­eral of In­tel­li­gence and Se­cu­rity when her term ex­pires later this year.

Jus­tice Stone will be re­spon­si­ble for deal­ing with com­plaints against ASIO and ASIS and will also re­view the ac­tiv­i­ties of the agen­cies.

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