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Citizenship bill unworkable: Greens

Scott Ludlam 4 Sep 2015

The Australians Greens have condemned the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security’s (PJCIS) report on the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015.

Greens Deputy Leader Senator Scott Ludlam said that the committee ignored expert evidence and shirked its responsibilities by continuing to support key planks of the Government’s unworkable citizenship laws.

“Despite making 27 recommendations, that offer slight improvements of the original Bill, the framework of this irreparably flawed Bill remains intact,” Senator Ludlam said.

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Is Edward Snowden a person of interest to Australia's Customs and Border Protection?

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

(Question No. 20)

Senator Scott Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, upon notice, on 12 November 2013:

Is United States citizen Mr Edward Snowden listed on the Department of Immigration and Citizenship movement alert list as a non-citizen of concern.

Senator Cash - The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

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Bradley Manning was prevented by the court from defending himself

Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, Communications spokesperson 31July 2013.

Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has condemned the conviction of US Private First Class Bradley Manning on 20 counts attracting a maximum of 136 years in a military prison.

"This ruling sets a dangerous precedent for whistleblowers and a free press in the United States and globally," Senator Ludlam said.

"We await his sentence, however, it is impossible to describe this trial as having been fair. It entailed many closed sessions with key documents withheld from Manning.

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