The CIA is become the Stasi of the States, or a state unto itself. Why would Australia work with an agency that its own Congress and people can’t trust? 11 Dec 2014
Delivering the Lionel Murphy memorial lecture for 2014, Prof George Williams gave this excellent rundown of the status of Australia’s terror laws. MPs, please take note. 6 Nov 2014
Australia’s fear meter is ramped to red alert…mainly so scared citizens won’t become angry over new laws that further restrict civil liberties and invade our privacy. 12 Sept 2014
ASIO is in the subterfuge game. That’s why they’re saying harsh anti-privacy laws are targeting jihadists. But that’s not the reason the laws were written. 26 Aug 2014
The US National Security Agency is itself a threat to national security, international IT expert and security guru, Bruce Schneier says. And security is more important than surveillance.
Our personal privacy took a battering in the past year from our own government and the America’s NSA. What have Australians lost, and how do we get it back?
The EU Parliament may protect whistleblowers for life, and pay them, in a bid to fight back over US phone and internet surveillance on non-US citizens, a new report suggests.
The world is fighting back against overweening US surveillance of private global communications, such as phone calls and emails, with moves to create a new protocol to human rights agreements.
Two reviews agree with Civil Liberties Australia: the excesses of the terror laws need to be wound back. Preventative detention laws should be abolished, according to the Independent Monitor of these laws. Rhys Michie gives a rundown on the two recent r…
There’s to be a review of national security. CLA has been campaigning for such a review for years, but we meant a review to remove the excessive restrictions, the over-burden of surveillance, the sweeping away of privacy, etc. Seems the government’s new…
When supporters of liberties and rights get together, it’s called a conspiracy. When the forces of authoritarian repression, government misgovernance and corporate greed get together, it’s called the status quo. Noted author, commentator and speechifie…