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Australia's world-first anti-encryption law should be overhauled, independent monitor says

Attorney general should be stripped of the power to force tech companies to help security agencies potentially spy on the publicThe attorney general should be stripped of the power to approve orders that would force tech and social media companies to help security services to potentially spy on the public, the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor has said.In a report into the encryption legislation, the outgoing INSLM, James Renwick, called for that power and the ability for agency ...
Tags: Technology, Australia, Australia news, Encryption, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Labor party, Australian federal police, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Christian Porter, Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, INSLM James Renwick


Crossbench pushes for inquiry into prosecution of Witness K and lawyer

Labor seeks briefing from Christian Porter – who accuses party of saying one thing in public and another in private Crossbench senators are pushing for a parliamentary inquiry into the treatment of the lawyer Bernard Collaery and Witness K, while Labor has pressed the attorney general to explain his decision to approve the prosecution and enforce secrecy in the case.The Greens, Jacqui Lambie and Centre Alliance have all voiced support for an inquiry into the affair, and the shadow attorney gener...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Labor party, Australian Greens, Jacqui Lambie, Timor-Leste, Mark Dreyfus, Guardian Australia, Christian Porter, Bernard Collaery, Centre Alliance, Witness K case


Australian Authorities Want an AI To Settle Your Divorce

For better or worse, there’s a good chance your current love life owes something to automation. Even if you’re just hooking up with the occasional Tinder fling (which if you are, no judgment), you’re still turning to Tinder’s black-box algorithms to pick out that fling for you before turning to more black-box…Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Divorce, Artificial Intelligence, Breakups, Christian Porter


Australian defence force remains at Queensland border despite high court challenge

The defence department confirms 145 personnel continue to assist Queensland police with border controls Sign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsThe Australian defence force still has 145 personnel helping the Queensland government administer its border, despite the commonwealth intervening in the high court to argue the border ban is unconstitutional.A defence department spokesperson confirmed to Guardian ...
Tags: Law, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Australian Defence Force, Guardian Australia, Christian Porter, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus Australia update: SA announces border changes to allow people from NT, WA and Tasmania – Australian politics live

State relaxes some restrictions around self-isolating; third Victorian minister quits in branch-stacking scandal. Follow the latest updates liveSouth Australia to relax border restrictions from midnightMarlene Kairouz announces resignation over branch stackingDeputy PM billed taxpayers for Melbourne Cup flightsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 7.24am BST Zali Steggall is speaking to the ABC about the lack of a f...
Tags: Health, Abc, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Australian trade unions, Labor party


Daniel Andrews sacks Adem Somyurek for 'deplorable' conduct and comments – politics live

Victoria’s premier says minister accused of branch stacking was not given an opportunity to resign. Follow the latest updates liveAndrews says there is no place in his government for SomyurekCabinet ministers claim expenses for trip involving fundraiserFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.21am BST On Friday the commonwealth attorney general, Christian Porter, lodged notices to intervene in three high court cases ...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Clive Palmer, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, Anthony Albanese


Coronavirus Australia latest: at a glance

A summary of the major developments in the coronavirus outbreak across AustraliaSign up to get this delivered to your email every weekday eveningDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsGood evening, here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in Australia. This is Elias Visontay and it’s Wednesday 3 June. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Australia, Australia news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Australian trade unions, Industrial relations, Australian economy, Australian Universities, Josh Frydenberg, Christian Porter, Coronavirus outbreak, Elias Visontay


Coronavirus live update: Josh Frydenberg says Australia's economy in recession as GDP falls 0.3% in March quarter – latest news

ABS reports growth slowed to 1.4% through the year as industrial relations roundtables prepare an agenda to regrow the jobs lost during Covid-19. Follow liveABS releases latest national accountsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.19am BST Linda Burney and Mark Dreyfus have put out a statement, calling for clear targets to address the over-representation of First Nations people in Australian’s prison systems, and...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Australian trade unions, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy, Mark Dreyfus


Australia coronavirus live update: nation's GDP fell 0.3% in March quarter as Coalition and unions set for IR showdown – latest news

ABS reports growth slowed to 1.4% through the year as industrial relations roundtables prepare an agenda to regrow the jobs lost during Covid-19. Follow liveABS releases latest national accountsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.27am BST This also shows you where we are headed as a global economy.Spoiler - it ain’t good.The decline in Australian GDP seems relatively modest compared to most other economies - whi...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Australian trade unions, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy, Christian Porter


Coronavirus Australia live updates: Coalition and unions set for IR showdown as Berejiklian defends NSW pay freeze – latest news

Industrial relations roundtables begin today in Sydney with an agenda to regrow the jobs Australians have lost as a result of Covid-19. Follow liveNSW premier addresses public servant pay freezeFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 12.28am BST New South Wales police minister David Elliott was asked about whether the young Indigenous boy who was tripped by a police officer and slammed face-first on the ground. He sai...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Australian trade unions, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, Virgin Australia, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory


Coronavirus Australia latest updates: unions, employers and government negotiate industrial relations reforms – live news

Industrial relations roundtables begin today in Sydney with an agenda to regrow the jobs Australians have lost as a result of Covid-19. Follow liveFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.23pm BST Meanwhile, Australia’s universities say they are on the brink - as Paul Karp reports:Universities claim they will lose up to $16bn by 2023 due to the impact of Covid-19, according to new modelling.Universities Australia ha...
Tags: Health, Business, Greece, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Australian trade unions, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory


Coalition to consider life-of-project enterprise agreements in IR discussions

Agreements for term of mining project regardless of changing economic conditions to be on agenda, Christian Porter saysEnterprise agreements that last for the life of a mining project, regardless of changing economic conditions, are one of the options under consideration as part of the Coalition’s industrial relations changes, Christian Porter has confirmed. .The attorney general has been tasked with bringing business and union leaders in to discuss changes to Australia’s “clunky” industrial rel...
Tags: Business, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Gas, Mining, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian trade unions, Industrial relations, Christian Porter, Coronavirus outbreak


All Centrelink debts raised using income averaging unlawful, Christian Porter concedes

Admission about decades-long practice opens door to influx of claims predating robodebtAustralia’s attorney general, Christian Porter, has conceded that all Centrelink debts raised using the “income averaging” method were unlawful, opening the door to an influx of further claims for refunds from victims who were hit with debts before 2015.In an interview on Sunday in which he refused to apologise, citing an ongoing class action, Porter told the ABC’s Insiders program that all debts raised under ...
Tags: Abc, Australia news, Australian politics, Welfare, Porter, Christian Porter, Centrelink, Centrelink debt recovery


Morrison government will push on with IR reform even if unions and employers can't agree

Prime minister extends an olive branch by ditching union-busting legislation, but there are sharp differences in prioritiesThe Morrison government could push ahead with industrial relations changes even if the unions and employers are unable to bridge the sharp differences in their priorities to reach a consensus on reform, the attorney general has said.On Wednesday Christian Porter told ABC’s 7.30 the government wants “as much agreement as possible” from five industrial relations consultation g...
Tags: Business, Abc, Australia news, Australian politics, Australian trade unions, Industrial relations, Australian economy, Morrison, Christian Porter


Australia coronavirus live update: Qld premier hits back at pressure to open borders, as Labor MP says Coalition demonises China – latest news

Annastacia Palaszczuk says she won’t be lectured to by NSW, ‘a state that has the highest number of cases in Australia’, as Joel Fitzgibbon opens new front in China row. Follow liveQueensland ‘won’t be lectured’ to by NSW to open bordersFollow the global liveblogCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.26am BST Phil Lowe says the Reserv...
Tags: Health, Business, Labor, Australia, China, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Annastacia Palaszczuk


Covidsafe app: how Australia’s coronavirus contact tracing app works, what it does, downloads and problems

The app will ask for your name (or pseudonym), age range, postcode and phone number. Scott Morrison says the Australian government’s covid safe tracking app won’t be mandatory to download and install, but its uptake numbers could play a part in easing Covid-19 restrictionsAuthorities admit app is not working properly on iPhonesHow Australia’s Covidsafe compares to other countries’ contact tracing technologySign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to ...
Tags: Health, Technology, Privacy, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Christian Porter, Coronavirus outbreak, Covidsafe


Coronavirus Australia live update: treasurer delivers 'sobering' economic update – latest news

Josh Frydenberg says in statement in lieu of the federal budget: ‘There is no money tree. What we borrow today we must repay in the future.’ Follow the latest news liveSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statistics 4.24am BST Over in the chamber, Christian Porter has entered the legislation needed for the Covid tracing app. 4.24am BST Quee...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Australian education, Daniel Andrews


George Pell sections of child abuse royal commission report to be published on Thursday

Information about the cardinal’s handling of allegations has been withheld while he faced legal actionMore than two years after the child abuse royal commission’s final report was delivered to parliament, large sections of the report containing information about Cardinal George Pell’s handling of abuse will be published on Thursday morning.The sections have remained redacted until now due to legal action Pell was facing in relation to historical child sexual abuse allegations. There was concern ...
Tags: Australia news, Catholicism, Victoria, Melbourne, ICYMI, George Pell, Pell, Christian Porter


Government releases draft legislation for Covidsafe tracing app to allay privacy concerns

Misuse of information collected by the app could be punishable by up to five years in prison and a $63,000 fineCollection, use or disclosure of information collected by Australia’s Covidsafe contact tracing app – except by public health authorities – would be punishable by up to five years in prison, according to draft legislation.The attorney general, Christian Porter, has sought to allay privacy concerns about the app through release of the draft bill on Monday as downloads of the app topped 4...
Tags: Technology, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Christian Porter, Coronavirus outbreak


Covidsafe app: how to download Australia's coronavirus contact tracing app and how it works

The app will ask for your name (or pseudonym), age range, postcode and phone number. Scott Morrison says the Australian government’s covid safe tracking app won’t be mandatory to download and install, but could play a part in easing Covid-19 restrictionsCovid safe: Australian government launches coronavirus tracing appWill Australians trust a government with a history of tech fails and data breaches?Sign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the...
Tags: Health, Technology, Privacy, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Christian Porter, Coronavirus outbreak


Labor and Greens to oppose Coalition's 'dangerous' workplace regulation changes

Proposed changes by the industrial relations minister, Christian Porter, allows employers to change workers’ deals with just 24 hours’ noticeLabor and the Greens will push to disallow a regulation by the industrial relations minister, Christian Porter, slashing the consultation period for changes to deals setting workers’ pay and conditions.The regulation, announced on Thursday, allows employers to provide just 24 hours’ notice, down from a week, to seek wide-ranging changes including cuts to pa...
Tags: Business, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Green Party, Australian trade unions, Labor party, Australian Greens, Industrial relations, Greens, Christian Porter, Coronavirus outbreak


Modelling shows the strain coronavirus could put on Australia's health system

Scott Morrison warns Covid-19 gains could be undermined if people start to ignore physical distancing rulesSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsAustralia’s gains in slowing the spread of coronavirus could be undermined if people start to ignore physical distancing rules, the Morrison government warned, as it released modelling of the potential strain on the health system.After facing weeks of calls to r...
Tags: Health, Australia, Housing, Australia news, Australian politics, Industrial relations, Scott Morrison, Australian economy, Morrison, Christian Porter, Coronavirus outbreak


Cardinal George Pell leaves prison after high court quashes conviction – latest news

Cardinal Pell says ‘I hold no ill will to my accuser’ after the high court overturns his child sexual assault conviction. Follow live updates 4.18am BST The clergy victims’ group Snap said it was “disappointed that Cardinal George Pell has successfully escaped his conviction on sexually abusing two choirboys and will be freed from prison”.The organisation said that its “hearts ache” for the surviving choir boy and that it hoped the court’s decision did not “does not deter other victims from ...
Tags: Religion, Australia news, Catholicism, Christianity, Brisbane, Vatican, Victoria, Canberra, George Pell, Pell, Christian Porter, Law (Australia


Sport Australia defies Senate on questions over sports rorts grants

Exclusive: senior officials claim no ‘specific recollection’ of a hastily convened teleconference to discuss colour-coded spreadsheetsSport Australia defied a Senate committee request to respond to questions about its role in the Morrison government’s controversial sports grants program, while senior officials involved in the administration of the grants claim to have no “specific recollection” of a hastily convened teleconference to discuss the government’s colour-coded spreadsheets.Sport Austr...
Tags: Australia, Senate, Australia news, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Christian Porter, Sport Australia, Bridget McKenzie


More than 20 Aboriginal Australians still in detention after high court rules they can't be deported

Senate committee hears second Aboriginal man released and 23 cases ‘under review’A second Aboriginal man has been released from immigration detention and another 23 cases are “under review” after the high court decision that Aboriginal people are not aliens for the purpose of the constitution and cannot be deported.“We are working through the cases that might fall within that remit,” the home affairs department secretary, Mike Pezzullo, told a Senate committee on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Senate, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Migration, New Zealand, Indigenous Australians, Christian Porter, Mike Pezzullo


Australians can be detained under coronavirus biosecurity laws, attorney general says – politics live

With the first human transmission of coronavirus recorded in Australia, the government is beefing up biosecurity laws. All the day’s events, live 9.30pm GMT The first human transmission of coronavirus/Covid-19 in Australia has resulted in biosecurity laws being used on a larger scale, meaning Australians could find themselves detained by medical authorities, if they present with symptoms of the pandemic. The attorney-general Christian Porter said the laws used to detain people at airports a...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Christian Porter, Coronavirus outbreak


Coalition may use government contracts to crack down on environment protests

Attorney general seeks views on whether the federal building code could be used to stifle environmental secondary boycottsThe Coalition is considering using federal government building contracts to pressure companies not to engage in or to cave in to environmental boycotts.In a sign the government is looking for innovative ways to implement Scott Morrison’s threat to crack down on environmental protests, the attorney general, Christian Porter, has sought views on whether the federal building cod...
Tags: Protest, Australia news, Mining, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian trade unions, Industrial relations, Scott Morrison, Christian Porter


AFP drops Angus Taylor investigation – politics live

Australian federal police decide not to pick up inquiry into Taylor over doctored documents, Keith Pitt to take Matt Canavan’s former portfolio, and veteran affairs portfolio to move into cabinet. All the day’s events, live 4.30am GMT The attorney general calls on Labor to apologise to Angus Taylor.Cue the prime minister “and on that note, I ask for all other questions to be tabled”. 4.29am GMT Christian Porter says Labor now has a strike rate of “zero from 10” in “meritless” referrals t...
Tags: Labor, China, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Taylor, Barnaby Joyce, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese, Afp, Josh Frydenberg, Angus Taylor, Christian Porter, Matt Canavan, Keith Pitt


Jacqui Lambie wants deal on union-busting bill 'as soon as possible'

Crossbencher ‘hopes to think’ she is close to a deal with government on union penalty bill unexpectedly defeated last year Senator Jacqui Lambie is looking to strike a deal with the government “as soon as possible” on the union penalty bill, while Labor struggles to contain a debate in its own ranks about union-backed superannuation funds.Lambie is meeting the industrial relations minister, Christian Porter, on Tuesday to continue negotiations on the bill, which would lower the threshold for the...
Tags: Business, Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, Australian trade unions, Labor party, Australian Greens, Industrial relations, Jacqui Lambie, Lambie, Christian Porter, Superannuation, One Nation, Crossbencher


McCormack says bushfire season not unprecedented as Morrison dubs it 'Black Summer' – politics live

McCormack sees off leadership challenge from Barnaby Joyce, while Adam Bandt elected Greens leader. All the day’s events, live 2.25am GMT Scott Morrison spoke about this in his speech:The generosity of the rest of the world was also so humbling. Seventy nations offered us assistance. Over 300 firefighters sent from the United States, Canada and to New Zealand, to whom we are so grateful. Fijian defence force personnel sing while assisting Australia's bushfire recovery - video https://t.co/Y...
Tags: Labor, Australia, Environment, Drought, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New Zealand, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Barnaby Joyce, Bushfires, Anthony Albanese