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Strong digital encryption

NOTICE OF MOTION

22 February 2016

I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that - 

The Senate -

1. Notes;

a. Strong digital encryption protects the personal and financial information of millions of people;

b. Encryption is an important tool to prevent identity theft and other crime;

c. Encryption ensures that public interest whistleblowers, journalists and other civil  society actors can conduct their activities more securely;

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Australia Council Operational Funding Program Investment

Scott Ludlam 7 Feb 2016

Senator LUDLAM: We still net them out? Thank you. That was then, this is now. You have had to revise everything back to a four-year operational funding program. How much are you now looking to invest?

Mr Grybowski: Again, the round figure is $27 million less in that funding envelope.

Senator LUDLAM: So from $50 million, we are down to $23 million, roughly?

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What Assistance did the Australian Government provide to the Sri Lankan Criminal Investigation Department (CID)?

Senator Scott Ludlam: asked the Attorney-General on 20 November 2015:

With reference to Australian Government assistance provided to the Sri Lankan Criminal Investigation Department (CID) :

(1) Can the Attorney-General confirm that Australia, via the Australian Federal Police (AFP) , has provided the CID with equipment, as revealed in an ABC 7.30 report on 3 August 2015; if so:

(a) on what date did the assistance begin;

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