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New anti-terror law allows ASIO to torture


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Article Lead - wide6131829110d96simage.related.articleLeadwide.729x410.10i9hv.png1410944480323.jpg-620x349“Senator Brandis has proven as adept at selling the government’s law-and-order messages as Treasurer Joe Hockey has been at crafting and selling a tough federal budget.” Photo: Glenn Hunt

It is not clear why the Attorney-General, George Brandis, believes it is necessary for the Australian government to have the latitude to resort to torture, but you could drive a truck through his National Security Legislation Amendment Bill and not hit anything that says “do not torture people”.

I’ve spoken to two legal experts and one outraged Senator about this bill and it is obvious that allowing torture, by government security agents, lies within the scope of the draft law.

Read it for yourself. Under the heading, “Immunity from liability”, Section 35K of the draft  National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No.1) 2014 bill states:

“A participant in a special intelligence operation is not subject to any civil or criminal liability for…

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