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More government action needed on cyberattacks against Australia, including penalties

Prime minister’s comments about previous attack ‘incredibly useful’, but messaging needs to be consistent, advisory panel says

Countries which launch cyberattacks against Australia should be named and face serious consequences, an industry panel advising the federal government on cybersecurity has said.

The advisory panel’s report, released on Tuesday, comes ahead of the government’s widely-anticipated 2020 cybersecurity strategy, which is due to be made public in the coming months. The previous strategy expired in April.

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