Expansion of ASIO powers unjustified
Nick McKim 13 May 2020
The Government’s latest attempt to expand ASIO’s powers is cynical and unjustified, the Greens say.
“Yet again, Peter Dutton is trying to increase powers of security agencies without even trying to explain his reasons,” Greens Justice spokesperson Senator Nick McKim said.
“Nor has he tried to give any possible justification for the need to interrogate children as young as 14.”
“To use the pandemic as cover for the increased scope of the surveillance state is dangerous and cynical.”