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.