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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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ASIO funding and staff profile 2001 - 2013

Scott Ludlam 10 Jul 2013

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS AUSTRALIAN SECURITY INTELLIGENCE ORGANISATION

Question No. 53

Senator Ludlam asked the following question at the hearing on 30 May 2013:

Senator LUDLAM: What would the funding and staffing allocations for the agency look like if we compared your budget with the financial year 2001?

Mr Irvine: I would have to get that figure; I do not have that figure for you-

Senator LUDLAM: Is it in the magnitude of a four- or fivefold expansion?

Mr Irvine: I have figures back to 2005-06.

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Data retention legislation drafted or not?

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT

Group 3

Program 1.6

Question No. 27

Senator Ludlam asked the following question at the hearing on 29 May 2013:

Senator LUDLAM: ... I understand that at some stage there was an interdepartmental committee within the government that was set up to look into that issue. Is that the case?

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Mr Edward Snowden - a person of interest?

Minister representing the Minister for Home Affairs

Notice given 17 June 2013

Senator Scott Ludlam: asked the Minister representing the Minister for Home Affairs on 17 June 2013:

Is United States citizen Mr Edward Snowden listed on the passenger assessment clearance and evaluation system to alert Customs and Border Protection that he is a person of interest and may be subject to intervention.

 

In the absence of Senate representation arrangements - The Minister for Home Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

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#estimates wrap up - 2013 Election Eve Estimates

Tempers were high during this session, as evidenced by unusually corrosive contempt from Foreign Minister Carr, as well as Senator Bishop’s spectacular tantrum which put Senator Doug Cameron’s tea in extreme danger. 

A strange sense of inevitability hung over proceedings, with all involved aware that this would be the last session with the present set of Government Ministers. 

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