Federal

Dec 6, 2017

Walker: what will anti-foreign influence legislation cover? Everything, it seems.

There's a push for new legislation to curtail agents of influence in the political processes, but first it must define who those agents are.

Now that legislation has been put forth that would seek to curb – if not eradicate – the influence of foreign interference in Australia’s political processes, it might not be a bad idea to define what that defines.

Would all lobby groups involved in seeking traction in the political process come under the purview of the new legislation. This is a potential minefield -- and potentially a lawyer’s picnic.

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