Submission: Secrecy offences: the wrong approach to necessary reform

The Australian government has introduced legislation to federal Parliament overhauling Commonwealth secrecy offences. The Human Rights Law Centre has told a parliamentary committee about the serious concerns raised by the new criminal offences for handling government information, concluding that the proposed regime has no place in a healthy democracy, in which open government and the freedom to scrutinise government must be maintained.

Download the HRLC submission here.