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Topic: Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security
Will journalists soon need to get government approval for reporting leaks?

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.

Hastie struggles on China, but government should beware

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.

Privilege brings Home Affairs bureaucrats unstuck

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.

The cost of the government’s national security craze

The cost of the government’s national security craze

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

Government trashes security committee in partisan frenzy

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.

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.