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The push to expand ASIO’s powers

The push to expand ASIO’s powers

Update: 2020-05-17
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Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has recently introduced legislation that would expand the surveillance powers available to Australia’s domestic spy agency. Lawyers and civil-rights groups are arguing the proposed laws are too broad, and could contravene a range of human rights. Today, Karen Middleton on the attempt to expand ASIO’s powers in the midst of a pandemic.


Guest: Chief political correspondent for The Saturday Paper, Karen Middleton.


Background reading:

Dutton pushing for new ASIO powers in The Saturday Paper

The Saturday Paper

The Monthly


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The push to expand ASIO’s powers

The push to expand ASIO’s powers