EFA welcomes ALP decision to review data retention legislation

EFA welcomes the Labor Party’s decision to adopt an amendment to its platform that calls for a review of the data retention legislation passed in March this year. As a long-standing opponent of mandatory data retention, EFA remains committed to rolling-back the worst aspects of this legislation, including the unjustifiably long retention period of two […]

NBN petition and the backlash: when does democracy speak?

This article by EFA Board Member Sean Rintel was originally published at The Conversation. Read the original article. Australian social media users and civil society groups are mobilising against LNP Communication spokesperson Malcolm Turnbull’s claim today that “democracy has spoken” on the issue of the National Broadband Network (NBN). On election day last Saturday, Nick Paine, a self-identifying LNP-voting student […]