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Topic: Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security
Data retention — great news for criminals and foreign companies

Data retention — great news for criminals and foreign companies

Data retention will be great for criminals and foreign companies providing encrypted communications -- but bad for consumers.

Committee recommends data retention, with some half-baked protections

Committee recommends data retention, with some half-baked protections

A key committee has waved through the biggest mass surveillance scheme in Australia history.

Officials admit: we can’t justify data retention

Officials admit: we can’t justify data retention

Inquiries into data retention show that there is no evidence it will do what the government claims it will do.

AGD fails to do its mass surveillance homework

AGD fails to do its mass surveillance homework

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.

Data retention hearings off to nonsensical start

Data retention hearings off to nonsensical start

The inquiry into data retention has begun -- without the government being able to say what the "data" is or how much it will cost.

PM’s rebuke focuses attention on siege intelligence failure

PM’s rebuke focuses attention on siege intelligence failure

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.

Committee lashes out at lack of a key national security role

Committee lashes out at lack of a key national security role

The powerful parliamentary intelligence committee has expressed its displeasure at the ongoing lack of a key security role within government.

Data retention bill reveals a rushed, shambolic national security process

Data retention bill reveals a rushed, shambolic national security process

The rushed, confused way in which major national security laws are made in Australia was on display this morning in Canberra.

Government unveils mass surveillance proposal

Government unveils mass surveillance proposal

The government has finally unveiled its data retention regime -- except, critical questions remain unanswered.

Intelligence committee wants ‘foreign fighter’ changes — and a much bigger role

Intelligence committee wants ‘foreign fighter’ changes — and a much bigger role

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.