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National security

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Data retention
The Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 requires telecommunications companies to retain a particular set of telecommunications data for at least two years.

Espionage, foreign interference and foreign influence
Legislation has been introduced to reform Australia’s espionage and foreign interference laws.

National security and counter-terrorism law
Australia's national security and terrorism laws aims to prevent acts of terrorism and prosecute those involved in terrorism.

Protective Security Policy Framework
This framework provides the appropriate controls for the government to protect its people, information and assets, at home and overseas.

Telecommunications interception and surveillance
The Attorney-General's Department administers the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 and the Surveillances Devices Act 2004.