Australian opposition defends push to send home ‘rogue spies’
Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has said Australian intelligence agencies must work to ensure that „rogue spies“ are not sent home, saying it was important to protect intelligence sources and methods as well as the privacy and civil liberties of citizens.
Key points: Opposition calls on government to send spies to „rogue countries“
Prime Minister says „absolutely necessary“ to preserve security
Government has not specified when it will close down spy networks
The Opposition calls on the Federal Government to „close down the spy agency networks“ so it can return the spies to their foreign country.
„The spy agencies must work to ensure that there is not a rogue country or rogue intelligence organization on the run,“ Mr Shorten said.
„This includes working with foreign governments to ensure that, when these individuals seek to get back to their own countries to commit the kind of crimes they were involved with in the past, there is a very good chance we will find them, we will apprehend them, we will get them to the justice system to face justice and to ensure that they cannot go back.“
Labor foreign affairs spokesperson Chris Bowen is calling for „an absolutely necessary inquiry“ into the fate of the spies.
„A report must be carried out by our Parliament, an independent commission must be set up to make recommendations for reform,“ he said.
„This should be done within the Government itself.
„We will be reviewin룰렛g all our intelligence and counterterrorism capabilities and making sure they are adequate, modern, efficient and effective.“
Mr Shorten’s comments come just days after Federal Attorney-General George Brandis called on a committee 파라오 카지노of parliament’s public service intelligence committees to set up an inquiry to determine „whether or not there may have been an overreach and, if so, why“.
However, a spokesman for Mr Brandis said his department would not comment in relation to the ABC’s report and was continuing to work with the authorities in respect of the alleged spy network.
When it comes to foreign sources and sources’ countries, our current approach is to take those to wherever we can get them, unl엠 카지노ess our evidence for it’s being made public
Mr Bowen said the federal government had no plans to close down Australian intelligence networks.
„This is a matter that concerns a number of stakeholders,“ he said.
„There will not be a formal announcement today that we’re getting the spies back a