December 20, 2012 1
A key inquiry into controversial national security reforms like data retention will miss its reporting deadline. And the Attorney-General's Department only has itself to blame.
November 6, 2012 6
It's become clear that the Australian government is working to launch an international attack on online privacy.
November 2, 2012 2
The appearance of the Attorney-General's Department at an inquiry into national security reforms has revealed some disturbing insights into its proposal to retain internet data.
November 1, 2012 4
There is still confusion about what data would be retained under the federal government's highly contentious data retention proposals -- and it arises from the government itself.
October 18, 2012 11
Several months after the Attorney-General initiated an inquiry on data retention, we finally got a definition of "data" this week. It's all a bit of a shambles.
October 3, 2012 10
Occasionally, someone in government can talk about cybersecurity without becoming hysterical. But it's rare.
September 21, 2012 5
The Attorney-General has responded to growing complaints about the ill-defined nature of the data retention proposals currently being considered by the Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.
September 17, 2012 30
A key member of the parliamentary committee examining new national security proposals around data retention has hit out at the vague nature of Nicola Roxon's proposals.
September 10, 2012 12
The government's national security proposals may raise the prospect of a return to an issue settled in 2003. If only we could be sure ...
September 6, 2012 26
The concept of "balance" repeatedly invoked by politicians on national security -- while extending the powers of law enforcement and intelligence agencies, curbing the rights of Australians -- is flawed.
September 5, 2012 63
Wild claims about cybercrime are a key tool in inflating spending on cybersecurity and expanding the powers of governments, like the latest proposal for two-year data retention.
July 23, 2012 11
We already know what could happen if proposals to dramatically extend surveillance and intelligence-gathering powers are allowed to proceed.
May 16, 2012 20
Nicola Roxon's efforts to establish a process for expanding national security powers has suffered a hiccup, with the powerful Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security asking her to redraft it.