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LAT - Legislative Analysis Tool

The Legislative Analysis Tool (LAT) lets you analyze legislation allowing quantitative consistent comparisons of different struggles...

March 9, 2009 By CassBeth

Data-retention costs report kept confidential

Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has refused to release the PricewaterhouseCoopers report prepared for the government on the cost of the industry for the Australian government's mandatory data-retention legislation.

December 8, 2014 by

We don't have any pre-existing metadata laws: Brandis

While on the one hand, the Australian government is claiming that security agencies will not get access to any new data under mandatory data retention, Attorney-General George Brandis has claimed that the legislation is required because there aren't any existing metadata laws.

November 3, 2014 by

Govt accepts watered-down Foreign Fighters Bill

The Australian government expects its new counter-terrorism laws to pass in parliament after accepting all of the recommendations made by a committee looking into the new legislation.

October 22, 2014

Government has no plans for 'Charlotte's Law'

There will be no changes to proposed anti-cyber bullying legislation, despite a strong campaign to get the Australian government to include adults as part of the legislation following the death of TV personality Charlotte Dawson.

April 14, 2014

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