Nigel Brew

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14 Jul 2017

This quick guide summarises the history of the concept of an Australian department of homeland security since 2001.

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22 Apr 2013

It is now eight years since the Howard Government first committed funds to expanding the Central Office of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) in anticipation of an increase in staff numbers, and seven years since it was decided instead that an entirely new building...

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24 Oct 2012

This background note outlines the types of communications data generated by use of the Internet, email and phones, why law enforcement agencies want it retained, and what existing access law enforcement agencies have to such data.

The Government’s interest in establishing a...

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28 Feb 2006

This chronology of the detention of Mamdouh Habib and David Hicks covers the period from 27 September 2001 to 18 February 2006. It serves to record key events and relevant commentary by a variety of persons and organisations, and is sourced mainly from media reports,...

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28 Oct 2005

As part of a raft of proposed new counter-terrorism measures, the prime minister announced that the government planned to develop a National Code of Practice for CCTV Systems. The Council of Australian Governments agreed that all governments would conduct a review of 'the functionality, location,...

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