Australia now has encryption-busting laws as Labor capitulates

    Date06 Dec 2018
    CategoryGovernment
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    Labor has backed down completely on its opposition to the Assistance and Access Bill, and in the process has been totally outfoxed by a government that can barely control the floor of Parliament. After proposing a number of amendments to the Bill, which Labor party members widely called out as inappropriate in the House of Representatives on Thursday morning, the ALP dropped its proposals to allow the Bill to pass through Parliament before the summer break.
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