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Julie Bishop defends ASIO chief Duncan Lewis over calls schooling Coalition MPs
by Lisa Cox
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has defended the right of ASIO chief Duncan Lewis to "speak out" after reports he called Coalition MPs to urge them to tone down the language they used in public discussion of Islam.
News Corp reported on Thursday the director-general of ASIO had angered some MPs after phoning them to tell them some of their remarks posed a potential risk to national security.
MPs critical of the intervention see it as an attack on free speech.
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