United States whistleblower Edward Snowden had placed the lives of Australians at risk, according to Australian Attorney-General George Brandis, who made the sensational claim in Senate question time yesterday. Brandis' statement marked a dramatic escalation in the government's rhetoric against the whistleblower, and the first time the specific accusation of endangering Australians has been levelled at him.
Snowden a threat to Australian lives? Brandis refuses to show proof
George Brandis' accusation that Edward Snowden has placed Australian lives at risk is the same unfounded accusation we've seen before from national security politicians desperate to avoid scrutiny.