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Former spy boss alarmed by Dutton proposals for electronic computer attacks
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Peter Dutton

Former spy boss alarmed by Dutton proposals for electronic computer attacks

A former head of Australia’s electronic spy agency says Turnbull government proposals to smash the computer systems of criminals domestically would “send a shiver down most judges’ spines”.

  • by David Wroe

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Attorney-General says foreign interference could include hack of electoral commission
Christian Porter

Attorney-General says foreign interference could include hack of electoral commission

Attorney-General Christian Porter has said foreign-backed operatives could hack the Australian Electoral Commission or pose as voters in a bid to influence politicians.

  • by David Wroe
Federal government biggest target for cyber security attacks
Canberra

Federal government biggest target for cyber security attacks

Attacks on federal and state governments made up almost half of all cyber attacks investigated by Australia's cyber security agency in 2016-17.

  • by Andrew Brown
Foreign register too late for July 28 byelections
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Foreign register too late for July 28 byelections

Government plays down claims of "threat" to fair byelections

  • by David Crowe
Security row grows over foreign 'threat' to byelections
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Democracy

Security row grows over foreign 'threat' to byelections

Dispute over whether imminent ballots at risk from foreign powers

  • by David Crowe
'We're at cyber war with Russia' says Britain's former chief spook
Russia

'We're at cyber war with Russia' says Britain's former chief spook

The former head of Britain's cyber spy HQ says hostile nations have formed an alliance with "increasingly sophisticated" cyber-criminals.

  • by Nick Miller
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Coalition gives more ground in bid for security deal with Labor
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Coalition gives more ground in bid for security deal with Labor

The Turnbull government will launch a second round of sweeping changes to limit foreign interference in Australian politics.

  • by David Crowe
Overhaul for foreign interference laws in bipartisan deal
China

Overhaul for foreign interference laws in bipartisan deal

"There’s an unprecedented level of foreign intelligence activity in Australia," Attorney-General Christian Porter has warned.

  • by David Crowe
Espionage laws to be toughened under bipartisan deal
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Security

Espionage laws to be toughened under bipartisan deal

New spy laws aim to crack down on foreign influence in Australian politics

  • by David Crowe
Security risk assessments needed at education, Access Canberra sites
ACT government

Security risk assessments needed at education, Access Canberra sites

The ACT's education directorate and Access Canberra have been urged to complete security risk assessments at some of their properties.

  • by Daniel Burdon
Building 'central to Canberra terror attack response' up for sale
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Building 'central to Canberra terror attack response' up for sale

The Symonston property was revealed to be at the centre of plans to keep the government in motion after an attack on Parliament House.

  • by Doug Dingwall