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  • Liberal Party Senator for Victoria
  • Shadow Minister for Cyber Security (since 5 Jun 2022)
    Shadow Minister for Countering Foreign Interference (since 5 Jun 2022)
  • Became a Senator on 9 March 2016 — unknown
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Questions without Notice: Cybersecurity (27 Sep 2022)

“As part of the response to the cyberattack, will the government expedite passport applications and waive fees of Optus customers whose passport details may have been compromised in this data leak?”

Questions without Notice: Cybersecurity (27 Sep 2022)

“I note that the minister did not say whether she supported the minister's version of events or Optus's version of events, but I'll try again. On ABC Radio this morning, the Optus CEO said that this data was encrypted and had multiple layers of protection. On ABC's 7.30 last night, the Minister for Home Affairs accused Optus of having 'effectively left the window open for data of this nature...”

Questions without Notice: Cybersecurity (27 Sep 2022)

“My question is for the Minister representing the Prime Minister, Senator Wong. On 23 September, Optus CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin said to the public of the Optus data breach: 'It is a sophisticated attack.' On ABC's 7.30 last night, when the Minister for Home Affairs was asked if she agreed it was a sophisticated attack, she replied: 'What is of concern for us is how what is quite a basic hack...”

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  • Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 184 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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