NSWCCL in the media

NSWCCL's Stephen Blanks discusses Opal cards and the surveillance state on FBi Backchat

NSWCCL President Stephen Blanks speaks to FBi Radio about Opal card privacy concerns , increased ASIO powers and the disturbing proposal to criminalise media reporting of intelligence operations.

Listen: Stephen Blanks: 'The surveillance state is one more step towards being complete'

Source: FBi Radio 'Backchat', 19/7/2014

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NSWCCL opposes draconian whistleblower penalties in news security laws

George Brandis's new spying laws will include measure to criminalise media reporting of Snowden-style leaks

Article: Journalists will face jail over spy leaks under new security laws

Source: The Guardian, 16/7/2014

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CCLs call for consultation on new national security laws

The federal government will seek to introduce legislation giving Australian intelligence agencies new powers and to create a new offence for when intelligence officers take material without appropriate authorisation.

Article: Australian intelligence agencies to be given new powers

Source: The Guardian, 15/7/2014

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NSWCCL claims 100 agencies have access to Opal cards data

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione has defended police being given powers to access Opal card records as a crucial tool to ensure the "safety and security of the community".

Article: Police Commissioner defends access to Opal card records

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 15/7/2014

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NSW Opal card raises privacy concerns

Australia's spy agency could get its hands on the home address and travel history of NSW commuters using the state's Opal card, a civil liberty group warns.

Article: NSW Opal card raises privacy concerns

Source: News.com.au, 15/7/2014

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Opal card privacy rules need tightening to protect personal details: civil libertarians

The New South Wales public transport operator needs to change its privacy policy to stop travellers' personal details being given to police too freely, civil libertarians have warned.

Article: Opal card privacy rules need tightening to protect personal details: civil libertarians

Source: ABC News, 15/7/2014

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Drones pose growing privacy risk: report

Rapid growth in drone usage highlights urgent need for regulation, Secretary Lesley Lynch comments on behalf of NSWCCL

Article: Drones pose growing privacy risk: report

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 15/07/2014

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No warrants needed to access opal card records

NSW and federal law enforcement agencies have been given the power to access the travel history and home addresses of hundreds of thousands of commuters using the new Opal card.

NSWCCL President Stephen Blanks comments

Article: No warrants needed to access opal card records

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 15/07/2014

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Opal histories accessed without warrant

NSW and federal government agencies can access the travel history and home addresses of thousands of Opal card users without a warrant under new laws.

Article: Opal histories accessed without warrant

Source: Ninemsn, 15/7/2014

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Aeroplane in backyard sparks rubbish row

Should ugliness be illegal? Do your neighbours have the right to keep an old aeroplane in their backyard, even if it assails your eyes?

Article: Aeroplane in backyard sparks rubbish row

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 7/7/2014

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