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Security begins at home!

Flemington Racecourse and surrounding facilities is the home of the iconic Melbourne Cup. During the Spring Racing Season security for all is of utmost importance as there is significant money involved in the event.

!977 also saw the finalisation of the Royal Commission on Intelligence and Security, headed by Justice Robert Marsden Hope. Completed in mid 1977, on going discussions about its findings revealed that ASIO need to expand its efforts to look at spying and terrorism on Australian soil.