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Australian Intelligence Agencies Get More Powers with New Laws

Australia's parliament has passed legislation giving intelligence agencies broader powers to fight extremists, such as those associated with the Islamic State group. The National Security Legislation Amendment Bill passed Wednesday has been slammed by some rights groups and opposition members, who say it erodes freedoms of the press. Under the legislation, those who expose information related to special intelligence operations can be jailed for 10 years - a measure that could see...

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