Topic archives: national security inquiry

Roxon revises history in whinge about intelligence committee

Roxon revises history in whinge about intelligence committee

October 17, 2013 30

Nicola Roxon is engaging in self-serving revisionism in criticising Parliament's intelligence committee. Her record of conduct tells a much different story.

Going dark and the logic of mass surveillance

Going dark and the logic of mass surveillance

May 14, 2013 7

US agencies are grappling with the same technological challenges as British and Australian agencies but have the advantage of being able to act beyond the law.

‘Banality of evil’: new documents lift the veil on data retention

February 14, 2013 9

New documents shed light on the enthusiasm of the Attorney-General's Department to move forward with (and think large on) data retention, and the resistance it encountered from industry.

National security inquiry delay to put data retention on hold

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.

What is the government up to on Australia’s internet kill switch?

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 ...