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Blustering Brandis makes a mockery of IGIS’ vaunted ‘independence’

Blustering Brandis makes a mockery of IGIS’ vaunted ‘independence’

Bernard Keane May 27, 2015 8 Comments

After another estimates debacle, Vivienne Thom leaves the role of Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security with its reputation badly damaged.

ASIO, while demanding data retention, isn’t using existing powers

ASIO, while demanding data retention, isn’t using existing powers

Bernard Keane October 22, 2014 1 Comment

ASIO wants a data retention regime -- but there already exists a power for data retention for three months that it doesn't bother using.

Brandis moves to jail whistleblower and lawyer for revealing ASIS scandal

Brandis moves to jail whistleblower and lawyer for revealing ASIS scandal

Bernard Keane September 1, 2014 25 Comments

The government's move to prosecute a whistleblower and his lawyer for revealing an ASIS scandal illustrates its determination to send a signal to all potential whistleblowers.

IGIS, media flag concerns about national security reforms

Bernard Keane August 15, 2014 2 Comments

Both the intelligence agency monitor and major media organisations have flagged concerns about the first set of national security reforms brought forward by the government.

Keane: our oversight of intelligence is broken

Keane: our oversight of intelligence is broken

Bernard Keane June 5, 2014 2 Comments

The refusal of the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security to acknowledge major concerns about spying on East Timor reflects how broken our system of intelligence oversight really is.