NSWCCL in the media

Privacy taking flight?

Source: Channel 7 News, 30/06/2014

All-seeing drones are taking to our skies and landing in our private lives creating the potential for privacy and security breaches. Stephen Blanks speaks to Channel 7 News

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The call to name and shame pedophiles

Source: A Current Affair, 23/06/2014

Petition for a public sex offenders register

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Social networking to be available to inmates

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 22/06/2014

Prisoners are using a new social networking site to post potentially sensitive information, protest their innocence and even look for love on the outside.

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Kings Cross venues to save patron's IDs

Source: ABC Radio (13/06/2014)

Pubs and clubs in Sydney's Kings Cross are extending efforts to deal with any trouble makers. From tonight, some of the area's most popular venues will scan the IDs of patrons.

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Privacy concerns over Kings Cross scanners

Source: The Australian (11/06/2014)

While the NSW government and police are praising the early success of measures to curb alcohol-related violence, civil libertarians fear it may have gone too far with the roll-out of data-storing identification scanners.

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Mike Baird's repsonse to hate speech inquiry delayed

Source: Sydney Morning Herald (5/6/2014)

The state government has shied away from a long-planned crackdown on racist speech, prompting claims the dispute over changes to national anti-discrimination laws has stymied reform in NSW.

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Today: Private eye debate

Source: Today (Channel 9), 25/5/2014

This morning we talked about the pros and cons of hiring a private investigator.

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Australia asked Americans for more help to spy on Australian citizens

Source: The Guardian, 13/5/2014

Documents from US agency show that Canberra spies pleaded for help to increase surveillance on terror suspects

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Call for Ombudsman to review blacklist rejections

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 3/5/2014

The Commonwealth Ombudsman has been called on to review possibly thousands of unsuccessful partner migration cases following the discovery of a secret blacklist of lawyers and agents used by the Department of Immigration.

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Are you being watched?

Source: 2SER Radio, 19/4/14

Glenn Greenwald's book No Place To Hide, which came out last week, revealed that in 2011 the Australian government asked the NSA and the US to help them spy on Australian citizens.

You probably didn't know that we were being watched, but it is really happening. To find out more, 2SER Breakfast spoke to Stephen Blanks, secretary of the NSW Council for Civil Liberties.

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