Inquiry into the authorisation of access to telecommunications data to identify a journalist's source

On 4 March 2015, the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on the question of 'how to deal with the authorisation of a disclosure or use of telecommunications data for the purpose of determining the identity of a journalist's source'.

The inquiry followed a recommendation made by the Committee in its Advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 that it conducts a separate review on this matter.

On 8 April 2015 the Committee tabled a report concluding its inquiry into the authorisation of access to telecommunications data to identify a journalist's source.

 

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