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New data access bill shows we need to get serious about privacy with independent oversight of the law

The federal government today announced its proposed legislation to give law enforcement agencies yet more avenues to reach into our private lives through access to our personal communications and data.

  • Greg Austin
  • The Conversation

This never-ending story of parliamentary bills defies logic, and is not offering the necessary oversight and protections.

Cere 7gThe trend has been led by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, with help from an ever-growing number of security ministers and senior officials.

Could it be that the proliferation of government security roles is a self-perpetuating industry leading to ever…

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