Coalition and Labor strike deal on encryption legislation

    Date04 Dec 2018
    CategoryGovernment
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    New national security laws dealing with encrypted communications are likely to pass Parliament by the end of the week, as Labor and the government have come to an in-principle agreement on key parts of the Bill after a series of concessions from the Coalition. "The changes include limiting the application of the powers in this bill to only serious offences, properly defining key terms in the bill, and requiring a 'double-lock' authorisation process for Technical Capability Notices, " Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus said on Tuesday.
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