The government is pressing ahead with its plans to rush the data retention legislation through the Parliament, with a vote due in the House of Representatives this week. This is despite them having not yet published their amendments resulting from the Intelligence & Security Committee’s recommendations.
That Committee has also initiated another Inquiry, looking at the effect on journalists and their sources. This Inquiry is due to report in early June.
The government is also yet to specify what the costs of the program will be, and how much support will be provided to ISPs that need to implement it.
This legislation is therefore not even close to being finalised.
Please call your Labor MPs and Senators today to express your concerns about the bill and to ask them to oppose it, or at least to not let it through the Senate this month.
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