June 18, 2018 3
The Attorney General's Department can't keep your info safe, taxing props, the faltering Free Tommy movement.
July 19, 2017 13
Not merely was Attorney-General George Brandis required to support losing his key functions yesterday, he was required to explain why it was such a good idea.
March 3, 2017
In response to questions from Crikey yesterday, the department reiterated previous statements in January given to tech publications.
February 27, 2017
Figures complied by Labor Senator Penny Wong's office show which department has the most outstanding questions left unanswered ...
February 17, 2017
It was a rather astonishing admission from the minister responsible for national security.
February 16, 2017 8
Where is your personal data stored under the government's data retention regime? The government admits it has no idea -- and that's not about to change.
September 29, 2016 3
The government proposes to ban attempts to strip anonymity from large datasets. But in doing so, it could also ban the best means of spotting security flaws.
April 7, 2016 15
The government has proposed that large corporations be allowed to buy their way out of prosecutions for major corporate crimes -- another win for the scandal-plagued banking industry.
February 24, 2016 16
Despite the promise that data retention would only be used for the most serious crimes, one agency wants to use it for trivial offences.
February 12, 2016 22
The federal public service is at a nadir of incompetence and politicisation. Will it improve under Malcolm Turnbull?
February 5, 2016 2
You know the mandatory data retention laws that infringe on civil liberties and have telcos in a flap? AGD thinks it all went swimmingly.
November 17, 2015 3
How many agencies can access your metadata without a warrant? Look, AGD would tell us, but it's just so much damn work and they'd rather not.
October 15, 2015 4
If data retention is so critical to national security, its bungled introduction needs to be examined by the committee that paved the way for it.
October 13, 2015 3
In the absence of promised laws, Australia's data retention scheme means we may stay in ignorance when our personal data is lost or stolen.
September 25, 2015 2
The Attorney-General's Department is threatening to strip exemption from onerous data retention laws from anyone who talks about them.
August 27, 2015 7
Soon government agencies will be able to access stills from CCTV cameras all over Australia.
August 26, 2015 6
Regulation always costs somebody. Now telcos are asking the Attorney-General's Department, how much?
June 19, 2015 7
Australia is one of the most heavily surveiled countries in the West, international data shows.
March 25, 2015 15
A powerful, secretive clique within government has at last won a long battle to impose mass surveillance on Australians. Here are the key tactics that enabled their success.
March 2, 2015 14
Data retention will be great for criminals and foreign companies providing encrypted communications -- but bad for consumers.