Australia proposes reforms plugging security leaks

Australia on Wednesday unveiled the first in what it said would be a series of sweeping national security reforms aimed at deterring leaks of classified information and vastly expanding its power to monitor personal computers.Under legislation proposed by Attorney General George Brandis, employees of the clandestine Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) could face a decade in prison for removing classified materials. see:Expanded spy agency powers proposed
The Federal Government has announced a push to modernise security legislation and make it easier for ASIO and ASIS to obtain a warrant to access people’s computers.

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