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PRISM surveillance in Australia: Government confirms it couldn't care less

The Australian Government has indicated breathtaking complacency in answer to Senator Scott Ludlam's Senate question today about the PRISM surveillance program.

"A warrantless surveillance system that grants real-time Government access to emails, audio and video chats, photographs, documents, connection logs and location data, to potentially the entire Australians population, and today the Government shrugged it off as business-as-usual."

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WA Government’s twisted logic puts children in adult prison

Scott Ludlam 3 Apr 2013

The Western Australian Government's obsession with appearing to be tough on law and order has resulted in children being locked up in an adult prison, including minors who have not been sentenced, the Greens said today.

Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam threw his support behind legal action commencing today to remove dozens of teenagers from the high-security Hakea adult prison.

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Minister using ASIO to spy at the behest of the fossil fuel lobby must be held to account

The Australian Greens have reacted strongly to confirmation that fossil fuel companies successfully pressured energy minister Martin Ferguson to enlist ASIO and the Federal Police in spying on climate change and clean energy activists.

"This is a deliberate abuse of the role of Australian security agencies, who have better things to do than follow the dictates of foreign coal and energy corporations," Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam said.

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An Australian Abroad

From London: 10 December 2011

No-one was celebrating when it became apparent that the dense hour of argument and counter argument in the vaulted courtroom number 4 in London had resulted in a further stay of extradition for WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange.The arguments turned on obscure but important skirmishes over the controversial use of European Arrest Warrants (EAWs) to transfer people from one country to another.

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