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Our spy laws are out of date (again)

13 March 2024

2:00 AM

13 March 2024

2:00 AM

It appears that ASIO is unable to bring about the prosecution of an unamed former politician who betrayed Australia because no laws were broken. Had the betrayal been committed after the introduction of the National Security Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Act 2018 (EFI Act), it might have been a different story.

Shadow Home Affairs Minister, James Paterson, provided a sober assessment of calls to out the politician who committed the betrayal.

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