Encryption Bill

Last night the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security handed down a bipartisan report with 17 important recommendations for amendment to the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill.

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Statement - Encryption Bill

Labor has spent five years responsibly improving national security legislation to make Australians safer, and we have done the same thing today. 

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Government and Centre Alliance block vote to protect kids

Government Senators have teamed up with Centre Alliance to block a vote to remove exemptions in the Sex Discrimination Act relating to discrimination against LGBTIQ kids - in breach of Prime Minister Morrison’s commitment to deal with the matter urgently.

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Labor to progress removal of anti-discrimination exemptions for LGBTI kids

Labor will introduce a Private Members Bill to remove exemptions in the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 that allow religious schools to discriminate against LGBTI students.

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Dutton puts visa cancellation system at risk

Today’s revelations that Peter Dutton’s capacity to make decisions as a Minister and cancel visas is being challenged in the Federal Court shows the cost of the Morrison Government’s refusal to refer Mr Dutton to the High Court.

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Liberals in chaos over National Integrity Commission

Today’s farce over a National Integrity Commission is more proof of how divided, chaotic and out of touch Morrison and his Liberals are.

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Home Affairs forced into humiliating backdown

According to reports today, state and territory Attorneys-General have forced the government into a humiliating backdown, ordering Peter Dutton’s Department to reverse a ruling that could have let foreigners charged with serious crimes escape scot-free.

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ALRC move to Brisbane

This morning, hidden at the bottom of a press release from the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Nationals about regional decentralisation, the government announced the Australian Law Reform Commission would be moved to Brisbane.

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Time for action on a National Integrity Commission

Today, the Leader of the Opposition has written to the Prime Minister urging him to agree to a bipartisan taskforce, led by the Attorney-General and Shadow Attorney-General, to create a National Integrity Commission.

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Dutton ready to let criminals escape justice

All eight state and territory Directors of Public Prosecution have been forced to issue a warning that Peter Dutton’s Department is ready to let criminals return to their home countries without facing justice, according to reports.

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