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Topic: Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

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.

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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.

Liberal MP Andrew Hastie

Hastie and co derails another overreach by Home Affairs

Home Affairs tried to lay the groundwork for a new national mass surveillance scheme. A parliamentary committee spotted it and killed it.

Home Affairs Department Secretary Mike Pezzullo holds up a copy of the <i>Sunday Telegraph</i> (Image: AAP /Lukas Coch)

Will journalists soon need to get government approval for reporting leaks?

Under a scheme floated by government MPs, journalists would have to allow the government to censor their work if they were to avoid being raided and prosecuted for leaked material.

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Hastie struggles on China, but government should beware

Hastie isn't just another backbencher, he's chair of parliament's most important committee. What he says carries weight.

Home Affairs assistant secretary Derek Bopping (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Privilege brings Home Affairs bureaucrats unstuck

In yet another bungle, the Home Affairs portfolio has been savaged by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security for trying to suggest a radical change in Australia's stance on citizenship.

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The cost of the government’s national security craze

Crikey readers discuss the government's handling of national security and the Sydney-Melbourne rivalry.

Liberal MP and PJCIS member Andrew Hastie (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Government trashes security committee in partisan frenzy

The government has decided parliament's Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security "stymies" security agencies and is a threat to national security — all in the name of wedge politics.

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Don’t expect much press freedom from the politicians

There's little political will to do anything of substance in relation to media freedom. And the media has been its own worst enemy as basic rights have been eroded.

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