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Defence Mysteriously Silent on Security Vetting Concerns

It has been more than a month since a Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit public hearing heard revelations from Department of Defence officials that 85 percent of critical security clearances, including the ‘Positive Vetting’ level, are conducted by private contractors.

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Decision Not To Run For the Seat of Bean

I have advised Bill Shorten I will not be nominating for preselection for the seat of Bean.

My decision has been made for entirely personal reasons.

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ACT Federal Redistribution

As a long term advocate for a third seat, I welcome today’s final decision by the Australian Electoral Commission on the three electorates in the ACT.

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Government Entity Cyber Security is not an Optional Extra

The latest Australian National Audit Office report on the cyber resilience of government entities is a damning indictment of the Turnbull Government’s management of our nation’s cyber security in an environment where cyber attacks are becoming increasingly prevalent, sophisticated and malicious.

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Reports Reiterate Need for a National Approach to PFAS Contamination

JOINT RELEASE - MARLES AND BRODTMANN

Labor once again calls on the Turnbull Government to implement a national, coordinated, consistent response to PFAS contamination in light of the weekend’s reports

Right now, communities are uncertain about their futures, confused by mixed messages from multiple sources and deeply distressed.  

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Inquiry Into Government's Mishandling of PFAS

The Turnbull Government’s disgraceful response to PFAS contamination issues will finally be investigated, with today’s establishment of a Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade inquiry.

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Who's Who in Cyber Security?

Last night in Senate Estimates the Minister for Defence showed she is just as confused as the rest of Australia about who manages what in the mess that is cyber security management under the Turnbull Government.

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Let's Talk About The Cyber Resilience of my Health Record

Last week, the Turnbull Government announced the rollout of phase two of My Health Record.

The rollout means every Australian's private health information will be stored online – unless they opt out.

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ANZAC Day

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: MARLES, RISHWORTH, BRODTMANN, KELLY, SNOWDON

Today marks 103 years since our ANZACs first landed on the beaches at Gallipoli in the First World War.

This Anzac Day, in the final year of the Centenary of Anzac, we also acknowledge the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, a crucial turning point in WW1 which brought the German offensive on the Somme to an end.

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Draft Redistribution

Any fair, democratic system should be as close as possible to one vote, one value.

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