Michelle Grattan reports:
Opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull has given a thumbs down to the government’s plan to allow greater interception and retention of private digital information.
Mr Turnbull said although he did not want to pre-empt the findings of a parliamentary inquiry, he had ”very grave misgivings” about the proposal, which would give government more ability to monitor and gain access to data.
”It seems to be heading in precisely the wrong direction,” he said, delivering the Alfred Deakin Lecture in Melbourne.
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