Government Looks After Their Own With AAT Appointments

If Australians needed any more evidence after the events of today that this government is only in it for themselves – Attorney-General Christian Porter has announced a staggering 86 appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) after Parliament rose, full of Liberal mates.

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Win For Commonsense On Encryption

Today, the Senate passed a key Labor amendment to the Telecommunications and Other Legislation (Assistance and Access) Amendment Act, designed to tighten the definition of “systemic weakness” and better target the operation of powers in the Act. The government voted against this amendment.

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Dutton's Citizenship Loss Bill Gives A Win To Terrorists

Peter Dutton and Scott Morrison are trying to rush legislation through the parliament that could result in terrorists taking the Australian Government to the High Court – and winning.

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Stronger Powers For Police At Airports

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security have today handed down a bipartisan report recommending the passage of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Police Powers at Airports) Bill.

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Labor Will Protect And Reward Banking Whistleblowers

A Shorten Labor Government will protect and reward the brave Australians who blow the whistle on crime and corruption, including in the banking and financial sector.

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Restoring Integrity To Judicial And AAT Appointments

A Federal Labor government will restore the rigorous, transparent and accountable judicial appointments process Labor adopted when last in government, and apply a similar process to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) for the first time.

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Dutton's incompetence costs taxpayers $34 million

The Australian National Audit Office’s Report into the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s Administration of the Biometric Identification Services Project is a damning indictment on the dysfunctional and incompetent Morrison Government and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.

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Dutton puts personal ambition before due diligence on national security

Reports today that Neil Prakash is not a Fijian citizen, according to the Fijian Immigration Department, raise concerns about what due diligence Mr Dutton did before he announced the stripping of Prakash’s citizenship.

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Atrribution of Chinese cyber-enabled commercial intellectual property theft

Labor is deeply concerned that Australia has been the target of commercial intellectual property theft, including by a group known as APT10, acting on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of State Security.
 

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Government needs to act to stop whaling

Reports today that Japan will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) need to be immediately verified by the Government and legal advice needs to be sought as to what this means for the moratorium on commercial whaling.

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