CCLs argue that the new ASIO law on Special Intelligence operations should be repealed

The Australian reports that at a recent public inquiry by the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM), CCL Secretary Lesley Lynch argued that the new s35P in the ASIO Act should be repealed. The provision gives ASIO officers immunity for unlawful criminal conduct in these operations and makes it a serious criminal offence for anyone, including journalists, to disclose any information about them. This will seriously constrain the ability of journalists to report on wrongdoing or abuse of power  by ASIO.

Article: ASIO Act could conceal ‘torture, murder by agents’

Source: The Australian, 28/04/2015

See also: Combined CCLs submission to the inquiry