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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Royal Commission - One Year On

Today marks the first anniversary of the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

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Morrison backdown on Integrity Commission

Today, after 12 months of denial, the government has been dragged kicking and screaming to a National Integrity Commission – but it’s clear Scott Morrison is not being honest here.

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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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