The Prime Minister expects the revised data retention legislation to pass both houses of parliament in the middle of next month, just a couple of weeks after the parliamentary joint committee has presented its findings.
Even with the committee reports it seems the legislation will still be riddled with gaps and loopholes. Like, for example, how much is it all going to cost, what government subsidy will be available to cover implementation costs, and how will this compensation be spread across hundreds of service providers?
On this week’s CrossTalk we hear from:
John Stanton, CEO of the Communications Alliance
Scott Ludlam, Australian Greens Senator for WA
Damien Kay, CEO at Inabox Group Limited
Paul Brooks, Board Director of the Internet Society of Australia