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Topic: Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security
Don’t expect much press freedom from the politicians

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.

Labor changes position again in the government’s war on scrutiny

Labor changes position again in the government’s war on scrutiny

Labor's inconsistency on oversight of security agencies has left a crucial missing link on the response to the government's attacks on those who would subject it to scrutiny.

Sorry, journalists, but this isn’t just about you

Sorry, journalists, but this isn’t just about you

The AFP raids aren't just about journalism. Whistleblowers and many others need protection from an overly powerful executive and a Home Affairs department with a toxic agenda.

Labor abandons the intelligence oversight issue

Labor abandons the intelligence oversight issue

In a new committee report, Labor has walked away from its previous commitment to fixing Australia's broken intelligence oversight system.

It’s time for real oversight on intelligence and counter-terrorism

It’s time for real oversight on intelligence and counter-terrorism

There is no reason why the failures around Man Haron Monis, Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, and the Khayat brothers won't continue to happen. If they do, politicians have a lot to answer for.

Australians set to become guinea pigs for worldwide war on privacy

Australians set to become guinea pigs for worldwide war on privacy

Australians are ripe for targeting in the war on encryption because we have no human rights or privacy protections and no effective oversight of security agencies.

Hastie blows up Turnbull’s efforts to fix China relations

Hastie blows up Turnbull’s efforts to fix China relations

Australia's relations with China look set to enter the deep freeze with the head of parliament's intelligence committee outing a prominent Chinese-Australian as the subject of a US bribery case.

How the government helped the Commonwealth keep its breach secret

How the government helped the Commonwealth keep its breach secret

The Commonwealth Bank would have been forced to disclose its mammoth data breach if the government had fulfilled its promise of requiring companies to report breaches. But instead the government took three years to do it.

Going home: risky national security push comes from Turnbull’s weakness

Going home: risky national security push comes from Turnbull’s weakness

The prime minister has allowed his weakness within his own party to influence his approach to national security, and there are big risks arising from that.

Encryption is about to become the most important national security debate

Encryption is about to become the most important national security debate

The issue of accessing encrypted information hasn't gone away for governments -- but one politician says they need to secure greater trust from the public before giving themselves more powers.