Civil liberties councils bring Citizenfour to Canberra - media

Civil liberties councils across Australia organised the screening [of Citizenfour] with the help of Greens Senator Scott Ludlam. The award-winning film documents the circumstances in which Snowden blew the lid off the NSA's mass surveillance activities in the US and the Britain.

Queensland Labor MP Graham Perrett says he has serious concerns about the Abbott government's proposed data retention bill but remains confident it can be passed with judicious amendments.

"I'm not a big fan of anyone revealing information that puts any of our professional staff at risk but I do know that the enthusiasm of intelligence agencies needs to be moderated and I think that Parliament has an important role in that,"Mr Perrett.

Article: Concerned about data retention bill: Labor MPs react to Edward Snowden doco CitizenFour

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 11/2/2015

See also

Article: Civil liberties councils bring #Citizenfour to Canberra, No Fibs, 11/2/2015

Article: Data retention hinges on Labor's support, ZDNet, 13/02/2015

Article: Citizenfour: meet NSA whistleblower Snowden, Honi Soit, 18/02/2015