Tag: Tony Abbott

Intelligence is the key: only fools will rush into Iraq

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Our politics works in odd ways when there is a choice to be made about sending armed forces off to fight.  We all say we hate war, but most of us are happy enough to see our politicians commit forces

Australian spy agencies in line for new digital surveillance powers

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Australian spy agencies will be granted new digital surveillance powers under a bill being prepared by the Abbott government, expected to be introduced into parliament in July. The government will also seek to establish a mandatory data collection regime, where

Tony Abbott defends role of Five Eyes intelligence alliance

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Tony Abbott has defended the role of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance while on tour in North America, saying it should never apologise for “doing what’s necessary”, and confirmed he is hoping to meet Rupert Murdoch in New York. The

What can you learn about me from 24 hours of my metadata?

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On Monday, Guardian Australia revealed that Australia’s surveillance agency, the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD), offered to share “bulk” amounts of its own citizens’ metadata with intelligence partners overseas. The prime minister, Tony Abbott, described metadata, the information generated as you

Indonesia, Australia spy claim tension spreads to corporate world

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks beside Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during a joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta

(Reuters) – Rising diplomatic tension between Australia and Indonesia spread into the corporate world on Friday, after a state-owned Indonesian firm suspended talks with Australian cattle ranchers, citing trust issues between the neighbors. PT Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia (RNI) is the