Privacy rights groups Digital Rights Watch, the Australian Privacy Foundation and Electronic Frontiers Australia have slammed a statement by the Office of the Information Commissioner and the Privacy Commissioner that their investigation found no wrongdoing in the release of personal … Continue reading

I recently had the pleasure of participating in the Walkley Foundation panel discussion on "Protecting Sources and Whistleblowers in the Digital Age". My co-panelists were Paul Farrell (Buzzfeed, ex-Guardian), Elise Worthington (ABC), with Julie Posetti (ex-Fairfax/ABC) as compere. As well … Continue reading

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As the new year approaches, it's again time to set out our Wish List and priorities for the year ahead. This list repeats many of the same topics as last year as there has been little movement on many of … Continue reading

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The government last week published a report from Roger Gyles, the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, on the controversial Section 35P of the ASIO Act. Attorney-General George Brandis intends to introduce amendments to the act that incorporate Gyles’ recommendations. This will … Continue reading

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