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Crossbenchers band together on data retention concern

Crossbenchers band together on data retention concern
Media Statement
Greens spokesperson for Communications
Senator for WA Scott Ludlam
October 20, 2014
 

The Australian Greens, the Liberal Democratic Party and Senator Nick Xenophon have teamed up to hold an event in Parliament House during the next Senate sitting week to step up the campaign against the Government’s proposed mandatory data retention legislation.

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Abbott causes NBN error for WA

Vast swathes of Western Australia will miss out on a world-class, fast broadband service under the Abbott Government, a senate inquiry will hear today.

Greens communications spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said people across the state would be stranded on the obsolete copper telephone network under the current plan advanced by Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull.

"Farmers, regional architects, designers and software developers in WA could have been conducting business with people across the world with fast broadband," he said.

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Greens Finally win Inquiry into Surveillance in Australia

Australian Greens spokesperson on Communications, Senator Scott Ludlam. 12 December 2013.

After several unsuccessful attempts, the Australian Greens finally today achieved Senate agreement to an inquiry into surveillance in Australia.

"The complicity of silence about surveillance in Australia broke today when we opened up an opportunity for Australian experts, agencies and individuals to participate in a conversation of what surveillance is necessary and proportionate.

"A review of the deeply flawed Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act is well overdue.

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