That Australians are all under surveillance has been confirmed with the revelation that police spy, using CCTV and sound recordings, on Members of Parliament. What chance for us ordinary Aussies?
A spy comes in from the cold, legally, but the spooks still want even more access to our private data: when will they learn that enough is enough?
The government’s agenda confuses: rights are to be rejuvenated says AG Brandis, but in the same breath he spruiks bigotry and abolishes our main safeguard against excessive terror laws.
Long-standing and fundamental liberties and rights are at risk: this month’s coverage includes the TPP trade agreement, whether the ABC is safe, gene patents and surveillance.
Secretly negotiated, whizzing through parliament on behalf of the US, the TPP agreement is setting off flashing lights and alarm bells over Australia’s sovereignty versus corporations’ power.
Attorney-General George Brandis has all armaments blazing in an idiosyncratic campaign to make the world conform to his view. It could be a rough ride to the right!
CLA’s founding decade has been the toughest in Australia’s history: the battle continues against the fearmongers imprisoning personal liberties in the name of “protecting” our person and coastline.
No obfuscation about ‘security’ can hide that the ‘Five Eyes’ governments, including Australia, have been stealing the privacy and liberties of innocent people worldwide by unreasonable electronic surveillance.
The challenge for Attorney-General George Brandis and the new Abbott government is to live up to their own words about ‘advancing and protecting the rights of the individual’.