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Australia: Espionage Bill Threatens Democratic Values

Expand Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks during a media conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, September 20, 2015.  © 2015 Reuters (Sydney) – A proposed Australian espionage law will put whistleblowers, journalists, and human rights activists at risk of prosecution, Human Rights Watch said today in a submission to Australia’s Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security. The committee’s hearings are scheduled for January 30, 2018, in Canberra. The National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill of 2017 broadly…

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