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Australia part of fake passport swapping club

AUSTRALIAN security agencies use false passports issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs to allow covert operatives to function overseas, intelligence sources have admitted.

Following the admission by the Deputy Opposition Leader, Julie Bishop, about Australian use of fake passports, sources confirmed Australia has a long-standing tradition of providing passports to overseas intelligence agencies. These countries are within the “Western intelligence club;” – specifically Britain, the United States, New Zealand and Canada, sources confirm.

While the government has lept upon Ms Bishop’s comments, accusing her of a grievous breach of national security, sources within the intelligence community have confirmed she merely made public an inconvenient truth.

Full story: Australia part of fake passport swapping club – Sydney Morning Herald