In this era of so-called “fake news”, civil society plays a critical role in holding governments to account.
- Claire O’Rourke
- Brisbane Times
And yet, with Labor capitulating to the government on the proposed National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill, it may soon become a crime to hold the Australian government to account on its human rights record.
By joining regimes around the world in passing new, restrictive laws attempting to suffocate civil society under pretexts of “treason” and…