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Security bill will muzzle human rights activists

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.

Kler 1aThe truth itself would not be a defence.

By joining regimes around the world in passing new, restrictive laws attempting to suffocate civil society under pretexts of “treason” and…

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