Submission: Response to secrecy offence amendments proposed by the Attorney-General's Department

The Human Rights Law Centre has welcomed to the government’s proposed secrecy laws put forward by the Attorney-General’s Department, but warned that significant work still needs to be done to bring the bill into line with principles of freedom of expression and open government. Following an earlier written submission and evidence to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, the HRLC has responded to these amendments in a supplementary submission to the Committee’s inquiry into the National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2017.

Download the HRLC submission here.
Download the HRLC's original submission here.
Read the Attorney-General's proposed amendments here.