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abbreviation for
Australian Security Intelligence Organization
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Noun1.ASIO - a genus of European owlsAsio - a genus of European owls    
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Strigidae, Strigidae - a family of nocturnal birds of the order Strigiformes
Asio otus, long-eared owl - slender European owl of coniferous forests with long ear tufts
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The Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) and Forest Management: A Review of the Literature.
A senior lecturer in the Australian Defence Force Academy, University of New South Wales, Frank Cain is the author of seven earlier works--on the Australian persecution of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), on the origins of political surveillance, on the history of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and on issues relating to international relations and military history.
ASIO's claims have been undermined by the 575-page UN Fact Finding Mission on the
no serious attempt was ever made to interrogate Asio's assessment of Haneef or to reconcile it with the approach pursued by the AFP," the report said.
And ASIO is--or was intended to be--Australia's prime cleansing agency by virtue of its counter-intelligence function.
Holt maintained his stance on Anastassiou's case in the face of fury from the director-general of ASIO. After Holt's move, no deportations took place under the Crimes Act and the deportation provisions in that Act were abolished in 1973 by the Whitlam government.
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''ASIO is responsible, of course, for protecting the community from security threats and all forms of politically motivated violence, including violent protest,'' he said.
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ASIO believes Brigette, now under investigation by French security agencies in Paris, may have been planning an attack on the reactor.
Three key elements have formed the basis of developments since then: for the first time in Australian federal law, the specification of 'terrorism offences' according to a legislatively defined 'terrorist act'; the capacity to proscribe or outlaw organizations deemed to be 'terrorist organizations' without any trial process; and finally, a significant expansion in and restructuring of ASIO's security operations.