Senate debates

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Questions without Notice

National Security

2:11 pm

Photo of George BrandisGeorge Brandis (Queensland, Liberal Party, Attorney-General) Share this | Hansard source

What we're doing, Senator Smith—as the Prime Minister and Senator Cormann and I outlined at our press conference earlier in the week—is introducing the most comprehensive review of our foreign interference and espionage laws in history. That legislation will be introduced by the Prime Minister into the House of Representatives later this afternoon. Meanwhile, later this afternoon, Senator Cormann will be introducing into the Senate the legislation to protect the integrity of the Australian electoral system by banning foreign donations to political parties and other third-party activist groups—


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