Next tranche of new surveillance powers [Updated]

[Update: in a doorstop interview on 2nd July, Attorney-General Brandis said the following: ATTORNEY-GENERAL:  Legislation that I will be introducing into the Senate in the week after next will give effect to the recommendations, the 21 recommendations in Chapter-Four of the Joint Parliamentary Committee Report on Intelligence and Security.  That was, as I say, a […]

Australians deserve a surveillance oversight inquiry

Ever since Edward Snowden’s first NSA spying revelations, the Australian Signals Directorate (formerly Defence Signals Directorate, DSD hereafter) has been implicated as a complicit ‘Five Eyes‘ partner. The Guardian has today released shocking new information from Snowden showing just how complicit DSD has been. These latest revelations involve documentation of a ‘Five Eyes‘ information sharing meeting hosted by Britain’s GCHQ […]

Melbourne Members Event: Thursday 21st March

EFA is teaming up with Electron Workshop and Cryptoparty to bring you a fun and informative meet-up. Date: Thursday 21st March Time: 6.30pm to 9.00pm Venue: Electron Workshop, 31 Arden Street, North Melbourne 3051 Come and join us at the location of the inaugural Cryptoparty, and: – meet with your Melbourne-based EFA colleagues – learn […]

War on the Internet video

This excellent video explaining many of the threats to our online freedoms has been put together by CCedRoxon (Twitter: @CCedRoxon).

EFA’s evidence to Parliament on National Security proposals

  Two weeks ago, on 5th September, long-standing EFA Board Member Andrew Pam appeared before the Federal Parliament’s Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.  The Committee is reviewing the Attorney-General’s Discussion Paper on proposed changes to National Security laws, including the proposal for blanket data retention. Parliament has finally published the transcript of this hearing, […]