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‘Chilling attack on democracy’: proposed Asio powers could be used against journalists

Environmental and human rights groups could also be targeted under a new government bill, legal experts argue

Journalists and advocacy groups could face compulsory questioning by Asio as part of a proposed expansion of the spy agency’s powers, according to…

  • Daniel Hurst
  • The Guardian

With senior officials of Asio due to give evidence to Senate estimates hearings on Tuesday, the new advice seen by Guardian Australia argues a bill before parliament to…

It also argues some of the work of civil society organisations – especially those involved in environmental and human rights advocacy – may be…

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