Tag: Parliament

POWERFUL: Violinist plays Aussie national anthem at Melbourne protest

A talented violinist captured the hearts of everyone yesterday by playing a rendition of the Australian national anthem on the steps of Victorian Parliament.

Australia passes controversial anti-encryption laws

The Australian government has passed anti-encryption legislation compelling companies to grant authorities access to encrypted information, in a move analysts say will have vast implications for digital privacy.

The new law, which passed the Senate 44-12 this week (final bill here), will force companies to reveal technical characteristics of digital systems that could help intelligence agencies exploit weaknesses that have not been patched.