Concerns over appointment of new Australian Human Rights Commissioner

Photo: Newly appointed Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson via The Abbott government has once again caused concern throughout numerous anti-discrimination and civil rights organisations, by appointing one of the nation’s largest critics of the Humans Rights Commission as the new Human Rights Commissioner. Tim Wilson – who has now resigned from his former role

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New law to expand police powers to ‘move on’ protesters

Photo: ACTU president Ged Kearney via Unions say a plan to enable police to order people in picket lines and blockades to “move on”, and arrest those who do not, erodes the right to political protest. The Coalition introduced reforms on Wednesday extending police powers to issue “move on” orders to people who prevent

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Revealed: Australian spy agency offered to share data about ordinary citizens

NOTE: We apologise for the layout of this page. We are currently unaware of why the formatting is like this, as the ‘reblog’ option automatically does it beyond our control. We are currently trying to fix this. ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE:

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Tracking technology plan to monitor Queen Street Mall and South Bank visitors via their mobile phones

Controversial tracking technology will be deployed in Brisbane’s CBD under a plan to snoop on visitors’ movements throughout the Queen Street Mall and South Bank. The technology, from UK-based company Path Intelligence, intercepts mobile phone signals to track each person as they move around the area. But while the company insists it doesn’t collect private

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