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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

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

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

NEC scores AU$69.8m to manage SA govt's networks

NEC Australia will be providing maintenance, management, and support of physical and virtual networking devices to all South Australian government agencies as part of an initial three-year deal.

September 30, 2014

NBN cost-benefit analysis sides with Turnbull approach

The long-awaited cost-benefit analysis put together by a government panel including critics of the fibre-to-the-premises NBN project has concluded that a mixture of fibre-to-the-premises, fibre-to-the-node, and HFC technologies represents the better option for Australia.

August 26, 2014

Western Australia government phone and laptop losses rise

The theft and loss of taxpayer-funded mobile phones and laptops in Western Australia has increased to more than AU$480,000 in the past year, despite a promised crack down on missing equipment, the opposition says.

August 17, 2014

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