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Bipartisan support for foreign interference and espionage laws

A bipartisan report examining proposed foreign interference laws is making 60 recommendations for changes.

The legislation introduces a range of new criminal offences, targeting those who share national security secrets.

Accepting the recommendations, Attorney-General Christian Porter said he expected the bill to be debated and voted on when Parliament resumes later this month.

The government unveiled the foreign interference and espionage laws late last year amid growing concern about Chinese influence in Australian democracy.

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s Peter Jennings tells Ross Greenwood it’s positive to see both sides of politics on the same page.

“It’s a great thing that it is bipartisan and that tells you all of the major sides of politics consider this to be a really serious issue.”

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