It's official: a government-controlled committee has shown we were lied to about who would be able to access our metadata.
Parliament's intelligence committee has recommended some limited but welcome changes to protections around journalists. But the committee itself needs to be improved.
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.
A review of the Abbott government's data retention scheme has shown it is being widely abused by scores of bodies around the country.
The Australian Federal Police's casual dismissal of a serious breach of data retention laws is appropriate given the way those laws were passed.
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.
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.