Digital developments from Canberra 63

So many cybers this week! Cybersecurity. Cybersafety. More cybersafety! Cyber surveillance. Also, whistleblowers, corruption, and more on government AI.

Here’s what I’ve noticed since the previous edition on 17 November.

Please let me know if I’ve missed anything, or if there’s any specific items you’d like me to follow.

Both houses of parliament return on Monday 27 November for what are currently planned to be the final two weeks of parliament for the year.

Here’s the draft legislative program for the Senate. The Identity Verification Services Bill 2023 and related legislation is up, as well as the Interactive Gambling Amendment (Credit and Other Measures) Bill 2023, and the Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Bill 2022.

Update 26 November 2023: We now have the draft program for the House of Reps as well, which includes the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Prohibited Hate Symbols and Other Measures) Bill 2023.

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[Photo: Australia’s home affairs and cybersecurity minister Clare O’Neil.]