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George Brandis’ falsehoods about data retention exposed by Liberal-led committee

It's official: a government-controlled committee has shown we were lied to about who would be able to access our metadata.

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Committee takes smallest of baby steps on press freedom

Parliament's intelligence committee has recommended some limited but welcome changes to protections around journalists. But the committee itself needs to be improved.

ASIO head Mike Burgess (Image: AAP/Darren England)

A users’ guide to ASIO’s latest power grab

The head of ASIO is demanding new laws to undermine encrypted communications. Here's a guide to what those laws will really be used for, and why we all benefit from encryption.

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Data retention scheme is being abused exactly as critics predicted

A review of the Abbott government's data retention scheme has shown it is being widely abused by scores of bodies around the country.

AFP snooped on a journo, but it was your pollies and media that let it happen

The Australian Federal Police's casual dismissal of a serious breach of data retention laws is appropriate given the way those laws were passed.

Brandis plays politics with who can spy on you

Ditching controversial plans to allow metadata to be accessed in civil suits is part of a longer game for more power by Attorney-General George Brandis.

Why did Rudd intervene so strongly in the Israel-Palestine debate? ... govt spying data still secret ... Charles Blackman too rude for Facebook ...

Tips and rumours

Why did Rudd intervene so strongly in the Israel-Palestine debate? ... govt spying data still secret ... Charles Blackman too rude for Facebook ...

Did Brandis breach his own ‘journalist information warrant’ law?

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?

One concerned constituent has written to her local Senator, Eric Abetz, about the matter of data storage under the mandatory data retention regime.

Abetz insists data retention uncertainty is for the sake of ‘flexibility’

One concerned constituent has written to her local Senator, Eric Abetz, about the matter of data storage under the mandatory data retention regime.

Sniping and undermining ... Milo's last friend ... no one likes Henry ...

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Sniping and undermining ... Milo's last friend ... no one likes Henry ...

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