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Government accepts recommendations on telco national security Bill

The Australian government is pushing ahead with the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 after accepting all recommendations made by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS). A joint statement by Communications Minister Mitch Fifield and Attorney-General George Brandis said the Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms (TSSR) will establish a framework for better managing national security threats within the telco sector with an emphasis on “the shared responsibility between government and the telecommunications industry”.

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