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ASIO is spying on groups that campaign against Coal Mining

Australia’s leading counter-terrorism agency has been providing intelligence to the federal government on environmental groups that campaign against coal mining. The Australia Security Intelligence Organisation’s politically sensitive monitoring of the campaigners comes after Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson warned that protests at power stations and coal export terminals could have ”life-threatening” consequences and ”major

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Secret Australian SAS team in Africa

It has recently been revealed, that a secret unit of the Australian military’s elite Special Air Service (SAS) have been deployed on “dozens” of illegal spying operations inside a number of African countries over the past year. The missions, including in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Nigeria, have been “assessing border controls, exploring landing sites for possible

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Phone, net watchers fuel ‘surveillance state’ fears

The Attorney-General’s Department has released figures showing federal and state agencies accessed telecommunications data and internet logs more than 250,000 times during criminal and revenue investigations in 2010-11. Greens senator Scott Ludlam has called for tighter controls. ”We’ve already taken some pretty dangerous steps in this country towards the surveillance state,” Senator Ludlam told a

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