Mr Morrison this week lied about national security to hide the fact he has failed to act on many longstanding and bipartisan recommendations to improve national security legislation. As ever, it’s all about the announcement and never about delivering. Here’s the evidence 1/9
October 2019: Parliament's Intelligence Committee (the PJCIS) hands down a report on the Identity Matching Services Bill with 4 bipartisan recommendations to re-draft the woefully inadequate legislation. The Government has not even responded to any of those recommendations 2/9
August 2020: The PJCIS hands down its report on press freedom. The PJCIS makes 16 bipartisan recommendations. The Morrison Government announces that it accepts all of them, but none have been implemented. 3/9
October 2020: The PJCIS hands down its report on the mandatory data retention scheme. The PJCIS makes 22 bipartisan recommendations to improve the scheme and the Government has not responded to – let alone implemented – any of them. 4/9
February 2021: The PJCIS hands down its report on the “declared areas” provisions of the Criminal Code. The PJCIS makes 4 bipartisan recommendations and the Government has not responded to – let alone implemented – any of them. 5/9
12 May 2021: The PJCIS hands down its report on the International Production Orders Bill. The PJCIS makes 24 bipartisan recommendations to improve the bill and, again, the Government has not responded to – let alone implemented – any of them. 6/9
When it comes to national security legislation, that's 70 bipartisan recommendations of the PJCIS that the Morrison Government has ignored completely or not acted on. 7/9
And that’s not even counting the fact the Morrison Government has yet to implement the 203 recommendations made by former ASIO chief Dennis Richardson, despite receiving his report in December 2019. 8/9
As @CroweDM says “When the Prime Minister had a crack at Labor over security laws, people on his own side knew he was out of line”. 9/9…

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