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

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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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Forum held in Brisbane to address 2014 G20 summit, police powers

Photo: Max Riethmuller A public forum entitled G20: dissent, police powers and international reviews of security implementation was held yesterday as part of a collaborative project between the Griffith Law School, the Caxton Legal Centre, Queensland University of Technology and University of Queensland, to discuss whether vastly expanded police powers contained within the ‘G20 Safety and Security

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