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Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

The Attorney General's Department can't keep your info safe, taxing props, the faltering Free Tommy movement.

The public humiliation of George Brandis

The public humiliation of George Brandis

Not merely was Attorney-General George Brandis required to support losing his key functions yesterday, he was required to explain why it was such a good idea.

‘Data integrity’ keeps spy report secret

‘Data integrity’ keeps spy report secret

In response to questions from Crikey yesterday, the department reiterated previous statements in January given to tech publications.

In shock twist, George Brandis’ dept the laziest

In shock twist, George Brandis’ dept the laziest

Figures complied by Labor Senator Penny Wong's office show which department has the most outstanding questions left unanswered ...

Minister for security agencies defying security agency advice

Minister for security agencies defying security agency advice

It was a rather astonishing admission from the minister responsible for national security.

Govt admits it has no idea where your metadata is being stored

Govt admits it has no idea where your metadata is being stored

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.

Is Brandis closing the door on white hat hackers?

Is Brandis closing the door on white hat hackers?

The government proposes to ban attempts to strip anonymity from large datasets. But in doing so, it could also ban the best means of spotting security flaws.

Govt wants to give corporate criminals a get-out-of-jail-free card

Govt wants to give corporate criminals a get-out-of-jail-free card

The government has proposed that large corporations be allowed to buy their way out of prosecutions for major corporate crimes -- another win for the scandal-plagued banking industry.

Metadata needed to catch terrorists, paedophiles — and pottymouths

Metadata needed to catch terrorists, paedophiles — and pottymouths

Despite the promise that data retention would only be used for the most serious crimes, one agency wants to use it for trivial offences.

After years of decline, can the public service be rescued?

After years of decline, can the public service be rescued?

The federal public service is at a nadir of incompetence and politicisation. Will it improve under Malcolm Turnbull?