The AFP’s special aviation police spend more time on luggage items than any other duty, and AFP formal documents are woefully out of date, a recent ANAO audit shows.
Refugees may have slowed to a trickle, but accountability at Estimates has died completely as secretly-priced Orange Roughie lifeboats wave the usual rules of public communications.
The government is abolishing the wrong security safeguard in getting rid of the Independent National Monitor, Civil Liberties Australia and the Australian Privacy Foundation say.
The G20 tax agenda, which basically makes private information globally public, offends on at least three levels, Terry Dwyer writes…but not least because it infringes personal liberties.
CLA supports the call of web inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, for civil society worldwide to develop a ‘bill of rights’ to protect our liberties and freedoms online.
The closest we get to open and public debate on security and surveillance in Australia is this type of childish bickering: Attorney General, you can and should do better.
A CLA demonstration at federal Parliament House has urged the government to open up TPP trade negotiations. Kelvin Thomson, Scott Ludlam and Peter Whish-Wilson spoke at the rally.
2014 is improved transparency year: new privacy principles in March, and in April joining an international Open Government Partnership. We need to ensure the government doesn’t backslide.
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.
It’s not only spook surveillance by the USA that threatens our privacy: American domestic law is impinging on Australians’ rights to keep our tax and banking matters private.