New powers for ASIO rushed through by major parties, angering crossbenchers

Finn McHugh
By Finn McHugh
Updated August 26 2021 - 9:17pm, first published 3:00pm
ASIO boss Mike Burgess. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

New spy powers have been rushed through Parliament despite anger from the crossbench over a lack of consultation from the major parties.

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.

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