Monday 29 March
12PM | $70

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Dr John Fahey is a former employee of the Defence Signals Directorate (1988-1996) and served in the British Army and Australian Army full-time and part-time 1975-2014. He is currently an Honorary Associate in the Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism Centre at Macquarie University, and managing director of the Cynergex Group, a medical training company.

Join us as John discusses his book ‘Australia’s First Spies’ and ‘Traitors and Spies’.

He tells the stories in ‘Australia’s First Spies’ of dedicated patriots who undertook dangerous operations to protect their new nation, despite a lack of training and support. He shows how the early adoption of advanced radio technology by Australia contributed to the war effort in Europe. He also exposes the bureaucratic mismanagement in World War II that cost many lives, and the leaks that compromised Australia’s standing with its wartime allies so badly that Australia was nearly expelled from the Anglo-Saxon intelligence network.

Traitors and Spies tells the story of Australia’s intelligence operations before ASIO was established, and reveals the dark side of Australian politics in the first half of the twentieth century.

This is sure to be a fascinating luncheon. Book now to avoid missing out.

Bookings are essential:
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