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Security law passed

The Parliament has passed a bill to give the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) greater powers to combat terrorism. The National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No.1) 2014... View the full article...

Foreign fighters bill

A second bill dealing with the increased threat of terrorism was introduced by the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis. The Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters)... View the full article...

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The Usher of the Black Rod in the Senate