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Jul 9, 2012

Paper reveals govt’s national security
crackdown

After more than two months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, the high-powered Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has agreed to a government reference on a major national security review.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

After more than two months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, the high-powered Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has agreed to a government reference on a major national security review.

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4 thoughts on “Paper reveals govt’s national security
crackdown

  1. Hamis Hill

    Perhaps they could finish off Lionel Murphy’s job and round up all those “Uglies” and DLP Stooges now infesting the once-proud Liberals.
    The present totaltarian threat to national secuity is now found, almost exclusively, on the right.
    Anybody noticed?

  2. Limited News

    The idea that Twitter is fighting to prevent the US govt accessing their data is laughable. Surely this is theatre. US corporations are most likely in fierce competition to be provide the NSA with intelligence. Google, Microsoft, Apple, Intel (Centrino remote access via WiFi backdoor), Twitter, Facebook, AT&T, etc.. – I would be stunned if they weren’t all cravenly selling us out.

    While the NSA dines on an all-you-can-eat buffet of data, all the Australian Govt can hope for is to be under the table picking up a few stray scraps.

  3. David Henot

    How and why did Michael Danby get on this committee? Has the Fox entered the hen-house?

  4. Gocomsys

    Topic: Controversy, conspiracy?
    Include the “controversial” data retention proposal…………….
    National security “crackdown” ……………….
    “Behind-the-scenes” negotiations ………………
    Proposals to “update” various aspects of national security legislation ………………
    It is understood that the committee baulked ……………………….
    Topic: MSM Leadership speculation?
    All, coincidentally, Rudd backers…….
    The decidedly anti-Rudd……..
    And on it goes.

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