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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.

Did Brandis breach his own ‘journalist information warrant’ law?

Did Brandis breach his own ‘journalist information warrant’ law?

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?

Govt admits it has no idea where your metadata is being stored

Govt admits it has no idea where your metadata is being stored

Where is your personal data stored under the government's data retention regime? The government admits it has no idea -- and that's not about to change.

Trump’s lunacy raises serious questions for Turnbull and Bishop

Trump’s lunacy raises serious questions for Turnbull and Bishop

Donald Trump's willingness to re-embrace torture, CIA black sites and, perhaps, another Middle East invasion all raise major questions for the Turnbull government and its willingness to work with the US.

Byrne returns to intelligence committee

Byrne returns to intelligence committee

In a fillip for parliamentary oversight of security, the most experienced member of the Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security will remain, upping the pressure for further reform of the oversight system.

Security committee loses key member

Security committee loses key member

The parliamentary committee with the crucial role of overseeing Australian's intelligence agencies has suffered a blow, with the departure of its most active and experienced member.

Intelligence oversight neutered by Turnbull

Intelligence oversight neutered by Turnbull

The Turnbull government appears to want the most important committee in parliament to become a rubber stamp -- and not the independent watchdog needed on security.