Reforming Australia's electronic surveillance laws
Australia’s national security laws are undergoing one of the most significant reforms in over four decades.
The recent Comprehensive Review of the Legal Framework of the National Intelligence Community concluded that the existing electronic surveillance legislative framework is no longer fit-for-purpose. Frequent amendments have struggled to keep pace with the rapid evolution of communications and technology and the evolving criminal and national security threats. As part of the response, the Australian Government committed to repeal and replace existing laws that govern electronic surveillance with one consolidated Act.
ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre is delighted to invite you to this online panel discussion as part of the public consultation process for the reforms. The panel will discuss the proposed changes; the impacts on policing and intelligence agencies' powers, and civil liberties (privacy in particular); and implications for industry.
- Michael Pezzullo AO, Secretary, Department of Home Affairs
- Ian McCartney APM, Deputy Commissioner Investigations, Australian Federal Police
- Katherine Jones PSM, Secretary, Attorney-General’s Department
- Rachael Falk, Chief Executive Officer, Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre
- Tom Daemen, Director of Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft Australia
This online discussion will be moderated by Fergus Hanson, Director of ASPI's International Cyber Policy Centre.
Click here to register for the webinar.