New Laws to Give Police, Security Agencies Access to Encrypted Messages in Serious Crime

Police and intelligence agencies will be empowered to access encrypted messages under new laws that will help fight terrorism and serious crimes. The laws, which are expected to pass parliament this week, will give police access to messages on encrypted social media applications including WhatsApp, used in criminal activity. The Federal Government made a deal…

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Federal Government Improves Firefighting With $26 million Boost

Australia’s firefighting systems will be overhauled to better equip firefighters to face dangerous and unpredictable fires. Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed the plan on Wednesday to inject $26 million in a funding boost to improve current firefighting measures across the country. The improvements will include $5.85 million to update of the ageing national fire danger…

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New System To Provide Aboriginals In Custody Legal Advice And Welfare Checks

The State Government has announced the introduction of a new Custody Notification System (CNS) aiming to provide Aboriginal West Australians who are taken into police custody with critical welfare checks and basic legal advice. CNS is a 24 hours welfare and legal advice hotline set to be rolled out on the first six months of…

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