The Federal Government's draft encryption bill could seriously damage Australia’s — and international — cyber security and, would act contrary to its stated aim of increasing security for Australians, a submission jointly made by the telco industry body Communications Alliance, the Australian Information Industry Association and the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association claims.
The Australian Labor Party is extremely good at brinkmanship – waiting until the very last moment and then bending over backwards to comply with the demands of the government of the day. Where security matters are concerned, the tendency to have a backbone made of jelly is even more pronounced.
Barely one week of parliamentary sitting days after the date for comment ended, the Federal Government's party room has endorsed the contentious encryption bill and it could be introduced into the House of Representatives as early as Thursday.
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