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Australia plans new cyber-security government agency in wake of mass-data breaches

By Laurel Henning
  • 27 Feb 2023 00:18
  • 27 Feb 2023 04:47
Australia’s government is planning to set up a new government agency tasked with overseeing a national cyber security strategy, and managing any major cyber incidents, Australia Minister for Home Affairs Clare O’Neil has said.
In a radio interview with a public broadcaster today, O’Neil said the government lacked an emergency

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Laurel Henning

Senior Correspondent

Laurel is a senior correspondent specializing in competition law, data privacy and security, in Australia and New Zealand. Laurel reports from Sydney on criminal-cartel legislation and white-collar crime, as well as competition and consumer lawsuits involving companies including Google, Meta Platforms and Apple. While at MLex Laurel has also reported boardroom disputes and shareholder campaigns agitating for changes to company strategy. Laurel joined MLex in 2013 and reported for five years on European energy and climate policies from Brussels. In that time, Laurel covered the regulation of emissions and technological developments pertaining to the energy sector within the EU, as well as the Paris agreement in 2015. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Laurel studied English and French before beginning a career in journalism with MLex.

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