Category: Australian Department of Home Affairs

Labor’s Dismantling of Home Affairs Undermines Australians’ Safety: Cyber Security Shadow Minister

Cyber Security Shadow Minister James Paterson has raised concerns about the Labor government’s move to “dismantle” the Department of Home Affairs, warning that it could come at the expense of Australians’ safety. The comment comes after the Anthony Albanese led government released its first Administrative Arrangements Order (AAO) which announced a downsize of the Home…


‘Complete Waste of Money’: Senator Calls to Defund Australian LGBTQIA+ Group

One Nation Sen. Mark Latham has called for the defunding of the LGBTQIA+  performance and research enterprise the Department of Homo Affairs (DOHO), which has been operating from the Sydney Powerhouse museum free of charge. Latham on Thursday said that while there are lots of pressing needs around the state, starting with flood relief, the…


More Supervision Over Social Media Needed to Combat Online Abuse: Inquiry

The Australian Department of Home Affairs aims to have more supervision over the algorithms of social media platforms and encryption technology to help tackle cyber abuse. Speaking at the parliamentary inquiry into internet safety on Feb.1, Brendan Dowling, the digital and technology policy head of the department of home affairs, said the department was increasingly…