Clerks in warning on spy laws

Original article by Simon Benson
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 27-Mar-18

Senate clerk Richard Pye and House of Representatives clerk David Elder have warned of the potential impact of proposed foreign interference and espionage laws on parliamentarians. They have used submissions to a joint committee on intelligence and security inquiry to express concern that the legislation could potentially override parliamentary privilege by requiring MPs to disclose details of any meetings they have held with foreign officials. The bill has previously attracted criticism from media companies and business groups.

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AUSTRALIA. JOINT PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF HOME AFFAIRS, AUSTRALIA. ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPT, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY

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