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Australia PM says new terror laws will not invade privacy

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SYDNEY - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday defended tough new terror laws under which digital data will be retained for up to two years, denying it is an invasion of privacy. 

Prime Minister Tony Abbott (C) speaks at a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Attorney General George Brandis (R) in Canberra, on August 5, 2014

The government plans to overhaul laws to make it easier to arrest and prosecute terrorists and make it an offence to travel to designated hotspots overseas without a valid reason.

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