Asio boss Duncan Lewis has been under fire from conservatives since he suggested there was no connection between refugees and terrorists. Attorney general George Brandis has defended Lewis. Follow it live …
Lewis says the border control regime is very sound.
Of Tony Abbott’s criticism that Lewis was undermining Australians confidence, Lewis said he was not here to vilify the Islamic community but to work with them.
I’m not here to vilify the islamic community, I am here to keep the Australian community safe.
I had no intention of being contemptuous. The point I am making is we need to stick to the facts.
Duncan Lewis is speaking to Fran Kelly.
The refugee program is not the source of terrorism in Australia.