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A wedge, or a storm in a teacup? Readers react to encryption legislation

A wedge, or a storm in a teacup? Readers react to encryption legislation

Crikey readers debate the impact of the government's encryption legislation, and its impact on the technology sector.

Labor caves on surveillance laws

Labor caves on surveillance laws

Good morning, early birds. Labor helps the Coalition pass unprecedented surveillance laws. Plus, the Fair Work Commission gets inundated by employer-friendly appointments. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Dear Labor MPs, stop with your bullshit about protecting our rights

Dear Labor MPs, stop with your bullshit about protecting our rights

It's high time Labor cut the bullshit and admitted they're just as committed to creating a police state as their opponents.

Encryption legislation is nothing but ‘security theatre’, and Australians will pay the price

Encryption legislation is nothing but ‘security theatre’, and Australians will pay the price

Crikey readers discuss the folly of the government's impending encryption bill and fracking in WA.

Encryption bill faces eleventh hour amendments

Encryption bill faces eleventh hour amendments

Good morning, early birds. The government's anti-encryption bill is set to be passed today after last-minute recommendations were tabled, the Coalition calls for voter ID laws to counter "mistrust of politicians", and Indigenous and LGBTIQ storytelling cleans up at the AACTAs. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Why does Australia keep making such patently dumb decisions about tech laws?

Why does Australia keep making such patently dumb decisions about tech laws?

Australia is yet again the idiot of the global village, handing hackers and criminals a big win with its encryption backdoor legislation. Why are we so dumb?

Politicians want their own special exemption from idiot encryption backdoor bill

Politicians want their own special exemption from idiot encryption backdoor bill

Politicians understand the threat to good government from the Coalition's encryption bill. But they are only interested in protecting themselves, not the rest of us.

Liberal moderates push for NEG

Liberal moderates push for NEG

Good morning, early birds. Julie Bishop has called for a bipartisan adoption of the National Energy Guarantee, the Coalition's "obscure" encryption bill is slammed, and Labor is expected to delay an Indigenous voice to parliament. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Encryption laws will target whistleblowers, journalists, civil society groups

Encryption laws will target whistleblowers, journalists, civil society groups

The government's war on encryption inevitably means whistleblowers, journalists, lawyers and opposition politicians will be targeted by security agencies, like they have with mass surveillance laws.

Australia will reap what it sows with anti-encryption laws

Australia will reap what it sows with anti-encryption laws

Crikey readers discuss anti-encryption and freedom of religion laws.