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Australia doesn’t need more anti-terror laws that aren’t necessary – or even used

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has introduced a new bill that will amend the controversial questioning and detention powers held by the Australian...

While some changes are welcome, others are a cause for concern. One major change is that the legislation will allow ASIO officers to coercively question children as young as 14.

  • Keiran Hardy
  • The Conversation

For this bill to be passed, Home Affairs must offer a stronger justification as to why the expanded powers are needed in the current security climate.

Calls for new counter-terrorism powers have become commonplace in Australia, to the…

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