Foreign spies, lobbyists and donations targeted in new laws

Foreign spies, lobbyists and donations will be targeted under sweeping new laws that seek to fight interference with ‘s democratic institutions and influence on politicians.
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Confirming on Tuesday the completion of a review into espionage and foreign interference laws, Attorney-General George Brandis on Tuesday said the new laws would include a long-awaited ban on foreign donations and a US-style foreign agents’ register.

The tougher sanctions will tackle covert foreign interference, “a problem of the highest order [that] is getting worse” according to Senator Brandis.

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