Australian Left Review


Jenny Hocking


The Tribune of 22 June, 1983 reported the findings earlier that month of the Security Appeals Tribunal, concerning the appeal made by Stephen Rix against an adverse security assessment given by ASIO (the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation) during Rix's employment with the Department of Trade and Resources. Rix had been a member of the Communist Party of Australia since 1980, and it was on that ground alone that ASIO had denied him a positive security assessment — ASIO declared the CPA a subversive organisation and Rix, as a member, was considered a security risk.



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