One would have thought that people in the spy business would be fully trained in spying things. Things like how to use a pen and note pad, or today, a computer notebook, and drive a car. It would also be assumed that a spook would have hand-to-hand combat training, for when the going got tough.
It has been reported that ASIO agents will now be trained in hand-to-hand combat: The Weekend Australian, June 3-4, 2017, p. 1. Good, but we should ask, compared to America’s CIA, what has taken them so long to get around to this!