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Question for our Australian friends.

[b]Has the Australian government gone o/t/t with it's reporting restrictions under secrecy laws ? Or is it merely trying to cover up whistleblowers dissent ?[/b]

A lot of papers today have blanked out their headlines across the front pages in Australia.
Circa1947 · 70-79, M
This was done by all the main dailys to draw attention to, and protest against the raids made by Australia Federal Police on journalists.
Annika Smethurst’s report suggesting the nation’s surveillance agency, the Australian Signals Directorate, was seeking to broaden its powers to spy on Australian citizens without their knowledge was immediately referred for police investigation. Highlights the serious concerns about the willingness of governments to undermine the Australian public’s right to know about important decisions governments are making that can and will impact ordinary Australian citizens.
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Wtf? Do you have a link or screenshot?
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
[@946085,redmaple1] It worries me that Australia is as bad as America for it's politics and the lengths it will go to sometimes.
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[@448576,Picklebobble2] you know they try out different tactics in different countries and different places and then use them again elsewhere.
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
[@946085,redmaple1] Is politics there as polarized as i imagine it to be ?
Same old faces saying the same old things ?
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
Interested question. Perhaps this image from your link sums up that article nicely...


DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
[@448576,Picklebobble2]
It's funny how twitter has lit up on this story. All kinds of debates are linked on it.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/righttoknow?src=hash

 
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