The constitutional cost of combatting espionage and foreign interference

The Federal Government has introduced three Bills to combat foreign interference in our political and electoral systems. Two have been passed. By HANNAH RYAN.

National security reforms stage three: metadata (part three)

The Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Cth) would establish a mandatory data retention regime requiring communications service providers to retain metadata…

National security reforms stage two: foreign fighters (part two)

Three controversial counter-terrorism powers – control orders, preventative detention orders, and ASIO’s questioning and detention warrant powers – were due to expire under sunset clauses…

Law Society advocacy: June 2014

The Law Society’s Policy and Practice team brings you a wrap-up of the most important issues of the moment.