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The independence of key federal oversight bodies is at risk of being undermined by “political meddling”, according to a new report from the Centre for Public Integrity.
Twenty years from now when we look back on this period, its heroes will be those that stood with the whistleblowers, attended protests, and held their governments accountable.
A coalition of civil liberties and human rights groups have urged the Biden administration to drop efforts to extradite the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, calling the case against him “a grave threat to press freedom.”
A piece of A4 paper, quoting Governor Lachlan Macquarie, has become centrepiece of a controversial freedom of speech trial – pitting Xenophon Davis client, and human rights activist, Stephen Langford against the NSW Attorney General’s office.
Eleven days from now, an Australian citizen will fight for his life in a London court as the United States government seeks his extradition. If this Australian is extradited and manages to escape execution, he will still face an effective death sentence in the US, confined in extreme isolation for 175 years.
Nick Xenophon was recently interviewed on BBC World Service where he discussed the UK’s decision to ban Huawei technology from its 5G networks.
Bernard Collaery is being prosecuted in secret by the Australian Government for his role exposing the Howard Government’s illegal bugging of the Timor-Leste Government in 2004. While little is known about what’s been said in court, we have prepared a short explainer on the background of the case.
National security is being used to bully Bernard Collaery and cover-up the wrongdoing of a previous Coalition government.
A Parliamentary Committee has warned that NSW’s Government oversight bodies are no longer able to fulfill their “statutory and constitutional functions.”
Emergency legislation gives the Attorney General power to change legislation without first having to subject the changes to a parliamentary vote.
In the absence of any coherent policies to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, State Premiers are falling over themselves to create new fines and prison terms.