Data retention will be great for criminals and foreign companies providing encrypted communications -- but bad for consumers.
A key committee has waved through the biggest mass surveillance scheme in Australia history.
The bureaucrats behind the long-running push for mass surveillance have laid bare their reasoning for data retention. Too bad they didn't do their homework.
The inquiry into data retention has begun -- without the government being able to say what the "data" is or how much it will cost.
As the Prime Minister publicly questions the AFP and ASIO's monitoring of Man Monis, an inquiry is now underway into a possible intelligence failure.
The powerful parliamentary intelligence committee has expressed its displeasure at the ongoing lack of a key security role within government.
The rushed, confused way in which major national security laws are made in Australia was on display this morning in Canberra.
The government has finally unveiled its data retention regime -- except, critical questions remain unanswered.
The powerful Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security wants significant changes to the government's "foreign fighters" legislation -- and a much greater future role for itself in overseeing legislation.