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QON- ASIC blocking scammer sites

02 Apr 2014

ASIC does an important job, reducing white collar crime and the like. They also block sites used by scammers to rob the unwary. Scott asks some questions about the nature and extent of this blocking

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QON- ASIC site blocking bungle

02 Apr 2014

Australia's Securities and Investments Commission does good work stopping scammers and white-collar crime, but last April they blocked 1199 law abiding sites by mistake. Scott Ludlam has some questions about this.

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QON- Attorney General answers: all the internet surveillance that we admit to allowing is legal

26 Mar 2014

Edward Snowden's leaks raised some very serious questions about the 97% of our internet communications that are carried by submarine cables. At the point where the cables reach the land, they are spliced by NSA and other agencies, and the entire contents of the web is sent back to whatever place the US is keeping all this information. Senator Ludlam asks some serious questions about the legality of this practise and other aspects of our surveilllance state.

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Estimates: Attorney General hard at work retaining data on data retention.

19 Mar 2014

Faced with general stone-walling and non-answers, the Senator asks what work the Department of the Attorney General has undertaken on data retention since the election. The answer, it seems, is that they've been busy stonewalling and giving non-answers

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Question Time: George Brandis and the 'Andrew Bolt Protection Bill'

19 Mar 2014

Senator Penny Wright questions Attorney-General George Brandis over his support for changing racial discrimination laws despite concerns in his own party.

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