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.