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  • Dutton backs ‘sensible discussion’ of expanded role for ASD

    Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton has said that he doesn’t support an expansion of the Australian Signals Directorate’s mandate to include “spying” within Australia, but has called for a “sensible discussion” of a domestic role for the ASD.

  • Government appears intent on fast-tracking encryption bill

    The government appears set on swift passage through parliament of the Telecommunication and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018, which Canberra argues is vital to helping police and intelligence agencies mitigate the impact of encrypted communications services on their investigations.

  • Alarm over government’s encryption bill rush

    The government has introduced its bill to help mitigate the impact of encrypted communications services on police investigations just 10 days after closing a public consultation on an exposure draft of the proposed legislation.

  • Dutton is Morrison’s cyber man

    The government no long has a dedicated cyber security minister, with responsibility for information security policy being the domain of the minister of home affairs.