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Australia top cyber spy to deliver a keynote speech in Sydney today

Laws allowing police and spies to access encrypted messages have passed federal parliament. (AAP) Source:

News bulletin in Arabic for the day

The head of Australia's foreign intelligence agency says Australian cyber spies have played a critical role in defeating I-S terrorists in a major battle in the Middle East. 

The revelation comes as the agency responsible, the Australian Signals Directorate, launches a major recruitment drive, and the department's director-general, Mike Burgess, gives a major speech in Sydney today. 

He'll detail how, as Australian forces were about to attack I-S militants in the Middle East, spies sitting at computers back in Australia disabled the control and command networks of I-S. 

He'll also reveal how a young woman working for the directorate posed as a terrorist commander online, and a convinced a man to abandon his plans for jihad. 

The agency is trying to shake the perception it is only looking for men who are interested in computers to work for it.

Listen to the full news bulletin in Arabic above

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