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Thursday 07 Oct 2021 | 03:03 | SYDNEY

Lubyanka on the Lake


Sam Roggeveen


4 March 2010 16:01

That's the nickname now attached to ASIO's huge new headquarters, I was told in Canberra earlier this week. You get a sense of the scale of the building from the above image of the building site, taken on The Interpreter's behalf by the good people at RiotACT, an indispensible blog about the life and politics of the Australian capital.

As Graeme Dobell said yesterday, '(t)he ASIO HQ is a tribute to the one of the truths of modern history: triumphant bureaucrats always crown their rise in concrete.'