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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

NSW signs .sydney domain deal with ICANN

The NSW government has followed Victoria’s lead, signing a deal with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to obtain exclusive rights to the .sydney top-level domain.

September 21, 2014

Coalition plan to axe Labor-Greens NBN committee stalled

Updated: The Coalition's plan to dismantle the Labor-Greens majority NBN Senate committee in favour of a joint committee dominated by government MPs, with the help of Palmer United Party senators, has been delayed after the government lacked the votes in the Senate to pass the motion.

July 15, 2014

Senate calls for release of AEC vote count source code

Amid a battle over a Freedom of Information request to the Australian Electoral Commission, the Senate has passed a motion compelling the commission to hand over the source code for software used to count votes for the Senate.

July 9, 2014

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