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Australia: Electoral Bill Will Stifle Public Debate

Expand Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attends the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Danang, Vietnam on November 11, 2017.  © 2017 Jorge Silva / Reuters (Sydney) – A proposed Australian law will limit social activist organizations from using foreign funding for advocacy purposes, Human Rights Watch said today in a submission to Australia’s Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters. A committee hearing is scheduled for February 16, 2018, in Canberra. The Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017 is overly broad and infringes on basic…

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