July 11, 2017 8
The prime minister has allowed his weakness within his own party to influence his approach to national security, and there are big risks arising from that.
May 11, 2017 6
The issue of accessing encrypted information hasn't gone away for governments -- but one politician says they need to secure greater trust from the public before giving themselves more powers.
March 1, 2017 6
Now that we know ASIO has pursued journalists' sources using data retention laws, did George Brandis comply with his own law requiring him to tell a parliamentary committee about it?
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.
January 27, 2017 16
Donald Trump's willingness to re-embrace torture, CIA black sites and, perhaps, another Middle East invasion all raise major questions for the Turnbull government and its willingness to work with the US.
August 25, 2016 2
In a fillip for parliamentary oversight of security, the most experienced member of the Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security will remain, upping the pressure for further reform of the oversight system.
August 4, 2016
The parliamentary committee with the crucial role of overseeing Australian's intelligence agencies has suffered a blow, with the departure of its most active and experienced member.
March 10, 2016 5
The Turnbull government appears to want the most important committee in parliament to become a rubber stamp -- and not the independent watchdog needed on security.
February 12, 2016 5
The coming reshuffle may have important ramifications for one of the most important parliamentary committees, which oversees intelligence agencies.
December 11, 2015 7
Australia's only genuine national security accountability mechanism is being undermined by its chair's habit of appearing to initiate laws his committee is charged with vetting.