This article, by Suelette Dreyfus, University of Melbourne and Shanton Chang, University of Melbourne was originally published in The Conversation. See the original article. The great irony of the Abbott government’s plan enforce the mandatory data retention legislation is that while … Continue reading

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The Government's data retention scheme looks set to pass the Senate this week with Labor's support. This scheme is rushed, costly, ineffective, and against the public interest. Also, absurdly, the flawed legislation leaves open numerous loopholes, which can be used … Continue reading

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The government is pressing ahead with its plans to rush the data retention legislation through the Parliament, with a vote due in the House of Representatives this week. This is despite them having not yet published their amendments resulting from … Continue reading

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This article, by Luke Heemsbergen was originally published at The Interdisciplinary Internet Institute. It has been edited slightly to better address a domestic audience. See the original article. Data retention may well be a valuable resource to fight serious crime and terrorism, but it’s … Continue reading

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By Alex Schlotzer, EFA Board Member Less than two weeks after its Australian release, CitizenFour today received the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film had previously won the British equivalent (BAFTA) as well as a long list of … Continue reading

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