Labor and the Liberals have again stitched up a cosy deal to reduce people’s basic rights and freedoms, Greens Justice spokesperson Nick McKim says.
“The foreign influence laws, even as amended, will impact on people’s freedom of speech and freedom of association,” Senator McKim said.
“It is yet another step down the dangerous path towards authoritarianism.”
“While we certainly need to guard against hostile foreign influence and interference, the old parties have rushed into a cosy deal which predictably gets the balance wrong.”
“Given Labor’s shameful record in voting for the metadata laws and their ongoing support of offshore detention, we have no faith in their willingness to defend basic freedoms.”