Internet Australia is deeply concerned with the lack of consultation and inadequate time provided by the government for analysis and review of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018. Less than one week remains of an manifestly short few weeks for submissions to the PJCIS, with only a single day of hearings scheduled to help the Committee work through the many serious security, privacy and implementation deficiencies raised by many hundreds of experts and respected institutions from Australia and across the globe.
Attached is an Open Letter sent earlier today to the Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, calling on the Minister to rectify serious deficiencies in the consultation and public engagement, and improve the manifestly inadequate and rushed process performed to date