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Ludlam demolishes data retention bill

At the end of January, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) held two days of hearings into the government’s data retention legislation (transcripts here and here). These hearings were at times a testy affair, with a number

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New intelligence powers: what’s included

Last week, Attorney-General George Brandis introduced an omnibus bill to the Senate that seeks to update the legislation governing the operations of Australia’s intelligence services. Three weeks ago, we reviewed the proposals that were expected to be included in this tranche of legislation. The

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ZDNet: ‘The elephant in the room’: Data retention’s controversial origins

13th Feb 2013: Josh Taylor, ZDNet Documents released under Freedom of Information laws show that the Australian government’s data-retention policy has been controversial since its 2009 secret inception. It began with a secret consultation paper in 2009, secret meetings were held

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