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header1 Issues of concern

  • Large numbers of long-term residents cannot vote in federal elections, due in part to restrictive citizenship and voting laws.
  • The regulatory framework for lobbying members of parliament is considered insufficient.
  • New legislation that expands the surveillance powers of intelligence services and police has raised privacy concerns.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    94 100 free
  • Internet Freedom Score

    77 100 free