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Odds shorten on data retention laws thanks to bipartisan support

A parliamentary joint committee has handed down its report on proposed data retention laws, recommending that parliament pass the legislation, but advising that further safeguards are needed.

By 27 February 2015

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Data retention factions, more iiNet court action and 1800 inaction in Girt by CNET podcast 16

This week, it's politics in action as Shorten and Abbott exchange shots over proposed data retention laws, all the fun and games from the Dallas Buyers Club court case and which mobile telcos are short-changing you on 1800 calls.

By 20 February 2015

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Scott Ludlam exposes raft of ways to circumvent data retention

While the Government wants Australian telcos and ISPs to store metadata, Senator Scott Ludlam has pointed out the vast array of common services Australians could use to skirt around data retention laws.

By 3 February 2015

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​Data retention a 'small price to pay' for freedom, says PM

Paying $400 million to implement a data retention scheme is worth it, according to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who has warned that law enforcement faces "unilateral disarmament" without metadata access.

By 19 February 2015

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Shorten raises concerns about cost and scope of data retention

The Leader of the Opposition has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott to raise concerns about proposed metadata laws and to protest Government attempts to "politicise" data retention.

By 16 February 2015

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Foxtel's broadband offering, bypassing data retention and Uber kittens, all in Girt by CNET podcast 15

Foxtel shows off its broadband, TV and home phone bundles, while Scott Ludlum makes a laughing stock of data retention. Plus, Uber's Kittens-as-a-service and the Lumia Denim update.

By 6 February 2015

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Brandis: ​Data retention an "urgent priority" after Paris terror attacks

Attorney-General George Brandis has pointed to recent terror-related attacks in Paris and Sydney, calling for the quick passage of "crucial" data retention laws in Australia.

By 12 January 2015

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A "honeypot" to chase pirates: Concerns raised over data retention laws

The Shadow Communications Minister and Shadow Attorney-General have raised concerns that new data retention laws could be used to chase pirates, as a committee hearing on the laws reveals that a final definition for metadata remains elusive.

By 17 December 2014

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Let slip the doges of war: Senator Ludlam calls for meme protest of data retention laws

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has called on internet advocates to fight new data retention laws in the best way they know how -- through a wave of memes directed at politicians in Canberra.

By 3 October 2014

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​Anti-terror laws propose data retention and 'no-knock warrant' powers

The parliament is considering new counter-terrorism legislation that would extend law enforcement powers for data retention and allow police to search premises without presenting a warrant.

By 24 September 2014