Bernard Keane July 11, 2017 8 Comments
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.
Bernard Keane May 11, 2017 6 Comments
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.
Bernard Keane March 1, 2017 6 Comments
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?
Bernard Keane February 16, 2017 8 Comments
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.
Bernard Keane January 27, 2017 16 Comments
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.
Bernard Keane August 25, 2016 2 Comments
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.
Bernard Keane 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.
Bernard Keane March 10, 2016 5 Comments
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.
Bernard Keane February 12, 2016 5 Comments
The coming reshuffle may have important ramifications for one of the most important parliamentary committees, which oversees intelligence agencies.
Bernard Keane December 11, 2015 7 Comments
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.