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.
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.
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.
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.