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Australia Politics Live: Government Asks Optus To Pay For New Passports After Data Breach; Albanese Remembers Victims Of Bali Bombings

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Government writes to Optus asking it to pay for new passports after data breach

Anthony Albanese then takes a dixer on the Optus data breach:

The Optus data breach is a great concern and I acknowledge the stress and worry that this has caused millions of Australians.

When customers hand over their data to commoners in Australia, they expect that it will be kept safe and this kind of data breach should be an absolute wake-up call to corporate Australia.

The government has been working with Optus around the clock to obtain the crucial information and evidence needed to conduct a complex criminal investigation led by the AFP in cooperation with the FBI.

I spoke to the CEO of Optus on Saturday, having gotten a brief from the head of the Australian Signals Directorate on Friday night and I know that other ministers have been working around the clock on this issue.

As the government continues to actively monitor risk for those customers in factor by the breach, our message to Australians is to be vigilant, not divulge data that are known entities and to take advantage of the credit monitoring services.

We know that this [large a] breach have never had happened and the Government expects Optus to do everything within its means to support affected customers.

Clearly, we need better national laws after a decade of inaction to manage the immense amount of data collected by companies, about Australians and clear consequences for when they do not manage.

We are committed personal information and to strengthen privacy laws through the privacy act review.

Now, those opposite want taxpayers to pay for a problem caused by Optus and their own failures and cyber security and privacy regulation, I was surprised to read a media release from their shadow ministers are saying Labor must provide new passports for Optus victims.

Labor, what that means is taxpayers should provide for that and that’s not our approach, we believe that Optus should pay, not taxpayers.

And Senator Penny Wong, the minister of foreign affairs, has written to the CEO of Optus today asking for that.

… It is a big difference between us and those opposite, somehow, attempting to play politics and say that taxpayers should fund this after they sat on a failure to legislate appropriately for nine long years.

We are dealing with this issue, we know that it does need to be dealt with and we know that this has been an absolute priority for Australians.

Anthony Albanese then takes a dixer on the Optus data breach:

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The Optus data breach is a great concern and I acknowledge the stress and worry that this has caused millions of Australians.

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When customers hand over their data to commoners in Australia, they expect that it will be kept safe and this kind of data breach should be an absolute wake-up call to corporate Australia.

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The government has been working with Optus around the clock to obtain the crucial information and evidence needed to conduct a complex criminal investigation led by the AFP in cooperation with the FBI.

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I spoke to the CEO of Optus on Saturday, having gotten a brief from the head of the Australian Signals Directorate on Friday night and I know that other ministers have been working around the clock on this issue.

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As the government continues to actively monitor risk for those customers in factor by the breach, our message to Australians is to be vigilant, not divulge data that are known entities and to take advantage of the credit monitoring services.

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We know that this [large a] breach have never had happened and the Government expects Optus to do everything within its means to support affected customers.

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Clearly, we need better national laws after a decade of inaction to manage the immense amount of data collected by companies, about Australians and clear consequences for when they do not manage.

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We are committed personal information and to strengthen privacy laws through the privacy act review.

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Now, those opposite want taxpayers to pay for a problem caused by Optus and their own failures and cyber security and privacy regulation, I was surprised to read a media release from their shadow ministers are saying Labor must provide new passports for Optus victims.

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Labor, what that means is taxpayers should provide for that and that’s not our approach, we believe that Optus should pay, not taxpayers.

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And Senator Penny Wong, the minister of foreign affairs, has written to the CEO of Optus today asking for that.

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… It is a big difference between us and those opposite, somehow, attempting to play politics and say that taxpayers should fund this after they sat on a failure to legislate appropriately for nine long years.

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We are dealing with this issue, we know that it does need to be dealt with and we know that this has been an absolute priority for Australians.

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The former Strewth editor and author James Jeffrey is Anthony Albanese’s speechwriter.

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When you hear Albanese speak, particularly when it relates to history, it is often from Jeffrey’s pen (Albanese does give input, as do all MPs, and he is often known to go off the cuff).

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But as more than one Coalition MP has privately lamented, “he’s an unfair advantage”.

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Here is some of Albanese’s speech on the 20th anniversary of the 2002 Bali bombings:

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Twenty years on, so many hearts are still tethered to that cruel night, every beat tempered by an abiding sorrow.

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Grief, of course, is its own creature, that doesn’t travel in straight lines.

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Many currents were stopped in the great river of life that night.

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And some are still stranded on the bank, unable to walk away.

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Grief may soften with time, but it does not fade.

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Further to Graham’s post:

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