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Who is ASIO Serving?
By Asem Judah
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, April 16, 2012
Assessment Report #10
"Who is ASIO Serving?"
Why ASIO using
taxpayers’ money to supports
Institute for International Policy?
Institute for International Policy will add to ASIO and in
Today Lowy Institute
and tomorrow Israeli Mossad!
We have every right to worry about ASIO’s
intelligence! More hatred not intelligence!
Please take this issue
with your local MP and lobby all Greens Senators to ask the tough
Hatred, Lies & cover
up … Used by Zionist entity to …
terrorism and killing Palestinian civilians …
Greens Question on Notice
regarding Lowy Institute funding from government
Senate Hansard, 5 April 2012
(Question No. 1517)
Senator Ludlam asked the Attorney-General,
upon notice, on 19 January 2012:
(1) What financial
contributions, if any, have each of the following government
agencies or departments provided to the Lowy Institute for
International Policy in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 (to date)
(a) Australian Federal Police;
(c) Australian Security
Intelligence Organisation; and
(d) Australian Export Finance
and Insurance Corporation.
(2) On what basis were such
financial contributions made
Senator Ludwig: The
Attorney-General and the Minister for Trade have provided the
following answer to the honourable senator's question:
(1) (a) In 2010-11 the Australian Federal Police paid
$35,000 to the Lowy Institute
for International Policy. In
2011-12 (to date) the amount of
$35,000 has been paid. All
monies paid were for obtaining corporate membership.
2010-11 the Attorney-General's Department paid
$35,000 to the Lowy Institute
for International Policy. No payments have been made to date in
2011-12. All monies paid were for obtaining corporate membership.
(c) In 2010-11 the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
paid $35,000 to the Lowy
Institute for International Policy. No payments have been made to
date in 2011-12. All monies paid were for obtaining corporate
(d) In 2010-11 the Export Finance and Insurance
Corporation paid $49,494.25
to the Lowy Institute for International Policy. In 2011-12 (to
date) the amount of $44,000
has been paid. In 2010-11 the amount of
$35,000 was paid for obtaining
corporate membership, and $14,494.25
was paid for a presentation on the evolving global economy by the
Executive Director, Lowy Institute for International Policy and
Director, Lowy Institute International Economy Program.
Australian Federal Police
The financial contribution is for a
corporate membership fee which allows access to research and
consultancy. The AFP receives publications and services which
i. Up to two consultancy briefings per year with Lowy
Institute subject matter experts, focused on AFP-specific business
ii. Access to major events and functions, including;
a. Three places at the 'members and supporters' annual dinner
hosted by the Chair of the Lowy Institute.
b. Two places at the
Lowy 'lecture and dinner', featuring a major foreign affairs
speech given by a prominent business, social or political leader.
c. Member pricing on any additional Lowy Institute lectures or
d. Uncapped invitations for Wednesday lunchtime
meetings at Lowy in Sydney, and invitations in Canberra
'Food for Thought' functions where Lowy Institute experts and guest
speakers discuss a range of foreign affairs, international
security, trade and economic issues.
iii. Invitations to a
minimum of six other events per year, including a combination of
distinguished speaker series, meet and greet functions and a range
of seminars and conferences.
(b) Attorney-General's Department
Corporate membership provides for a relationship and exchange of
knowledge between the Institute and the Attorney-General's
Department and includes priority access to Lowy Institute
expertise and facilities and the Institute's program of speakers
and events of relevance to the Department as detailed in the
response from the Australian Federal Police.
Security Intelligence Organisation
This membership is part of a
strategy to enhance ASIO's outreach and generate opportunities to
gain wider perspectives which inform ASIO's strategic thinking.
Membership enables ASIO staff to attend Lowy Institute seminars.
Lowy Institute executives and research staff have also visited
ASIO to present on international economic, political and strategic
developments and their impact on the international security
(d) Australian Export Finance and Insurance
The corporate membership fee supports Lowy
Institute's research into economic, political and strategic issues
confronting Australia. Membership includes
access to Lowy Institute researchers and staff for research and
Imagine that government departments,
Police and Australian Security
Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has paid from taxpayers’ money
$AUS277,989.50 total for
Lowy Institute for
Early this year I became aware of ASIO’s
involvement with Lowy’s institute from ASIO Annual Report
2010-2011. ASIO’s report says that:
As part of the strategy to enhance outreach
with academia, in 2010 ASIO became a corporate member of the Lowy
Institute for International Policy — a think-tank generating new
ideas and dialogue on international economic, political and
strategic developments and Australia’s role in the world. The
Executive Director of the Lowy Institute visited ASIO to present
implications for Australia
of changes in the international security environment, including the
impact on the intelligence community of the shifting shape of
global politics and the new architecture of interconnectivity.
ASIO’s membership of the Lowy Institute enables its staff to
attend Lowy seminars and reflects the Organisation’s
acknowledgement that access to external
expertise and knowledge is vital to ensuring
ASIO’s strategic thinking is progressive.
Source: ASIO Annual Report 2010-2011, page
77. Full Report
When ASIO asked ASIO by this Digest, why?
Their answer were
“he is an Australian business man”. But
Who is Frank
journalist Paul Barry who investigates ‘who really runs
Australia?’ and publishes
The Power Daily
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According to Paul Barry
investigative journalism and his power index Frank Lowy
rates number 7.
Frank Lowy's not on Wayne Swan's billionaire hit list. Yet
when it comes to foreign policy, this shopping king has
more sway than the rest of Australia's mega-rich combined.
Frank's friends in high places include the last four prime
ministers, Bob Hawke, Paul Keating, John Howard and Kevin
Rudd, and Australia's new foreign minister, Bob Carr, who
(as NSW premier).
Frank Lowy was born in Czechoslovakia in 1930 to Jewish parents, and
was a child in
during World War ll. When the
Nazis occupied the city in March
1944, his father went to the train station to buy tickets
to get the
Family out. Only 50 years later
did Frank discover he had been captured
by the Nazis and beaten to death in Auschwitz.
After the war was over, 15-year old Frank jumped ship to
Palestine, where he was intercepted by the
British and sent to a detainee camp. Before long, he was fighting
for the Haganah and Golani Brigade in a dirty and brutal struggle
for a Jewish homeland.
no surprise Lowy is a passionate supporter of
Israel, telling the NSW parliamentary
inquiry into the Orange Grove affair in
that, "the state of Israel,
to which I am fully committed, is more important for me than to do a job."
shopping centre magnate was explaining to parliament why he had spent one
of his two meetings with Bob Carr talking to the
premier about Middle East politics, and drawing his attention to a paper
dealing with Israel, rather than talking about his
business rivals. Despite his passion for the Promised Land, few would
accuse Lowy of being a rabid Zionist. He does not barrack for
illegal Jewish West Bank settlers, as Joe Gutnick regularly does. And his
Lowy Institute, which is run by a 12-person board that
includes him and his three sons, is generally regarded as moderate. It
also studies plenty of things apart from Middle East politics.
Nevertheless, Frank founded and still chairs Israel's Institute for
National Security Studies, which, according to journalist
author of My Israel Question,
"produces research that pushes a hardline, Zionist line on the
According to Loewenstein, the INSS advocates "refusing to give up
illegally-occupied territories in Palestine due to 'security'
"warms to the idea of an Israeli military strike against
INSS, Lowy Institute and (Lowy-linked) Brookings Institution in
also support an American role in the Middle East
advocate close ties with Washington, Loewenstein
tells The Power Index.
Paul Barry concluded
Lowy used his money and power to shape the political debate? Almost
Paul Barry, I
couldn’t agree more with you.
This Digest wrote similar things in its 300-page public submission to the
East Inquiry, 1999.
From my extensive experience and communications with various Australian
government departments they have section called ‘North
and Middle East’.
Can ASIO “cut and paste from the web” intelligence tell us why
Institute for International Policy doesn’t has “North
Another point, did the
then Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, influence AFP and ASIO to gain
corporate membership with Lowy’s
Institute? I am not
surprised if that was the case!
have every right to worry about ASIO’s intelligence! More hatred not
when you are going to declare publicly your full coordination with the
Where is our pride for
our country and its institutions? Please stop lecturing us about
integration and misusing the word ‘multicultural’
when it suit you. We
don’t trust you …
Next Digest, I will call the white paper ‘Government Counter-Terrorism
Racist Paper’ and more about Intelligence and Security
agencies double standards.
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