Senate debates

Thursday, 28 June 2018


National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2018, Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2018; In Committee

11:31 am

Photo of Rex PatrickRex Patrick (SA, Centre Alliance) Share this | Hansard source

Does that include even the circumstances where the person who might approach me is funded by a foreign entity? I'm just, in essence, going back to the broad objectives of the act, and this is why perhaps it fits within the second bill. Where it's clear, in that instance, that we've got someone who's operating in the context of a foreign entity or is associated with a foreign entity seeking to influence the outcomes of the political process, it's not openly declared. So, from the objectives of the act, I just wonder, again, how it all fits.


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