Australia has ushered in a host of ‘pre-crime’ surveillance measures over the last decade that permit the state to closely monitor society and restrain individuals based on ‘anticipated future harm’ rather than past or present wrongdoing.
An unprecedented raft of legislation has whittled away freedoms and expanded spying by secretive police and intelligence networks in Australia.
The absence of a national bill or charter of rights, warns Ethan Nash, further imperils individual freedom.
By New Dawn Magazine […]
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Originally published in New Dawn #177.