National Security Podcast: ASIS Director General Paul Symon AO in Conversation

In this episode of National Security PodcastOutgoing Director General of Australian Secret Service Intelligence, Major General Paul Symon AO (Retired), joins Professor Rory Medcalf AM to reflect on his long career in the national security community.

The head of the Australian intelligence agency responsible for collecting human intelligence around the world is about to retire. In a rare appearance, Major General Paul Symon AO (retired) joins Professor Rory Medcalf AM in conversation. They discuss the growing need for transparency from intelligence agencies, the evolving mission and capability requirements of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), Australia’s complex strategic circumstances and the nation’s adequate preparedness. in case of conflict. Listen now:

Major General Paul Symon AO (retired) is the Director General of ASIS. Prior to leading the organization, he had a highly successful military career, spanning 35 years and culminating in the rank of Major General.

Professor Rory Medcalf is head of the ANU’s National Security College. His professional experience spans over two decades in diplomacy, intelligence analysis, think tanks and journalism.

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