While it seems Peter Dutton’s AFP will no longer actively pursue journalists who expose government secrets, the hunt for those who leak the information will continue.
The leaker of the documents likened the suppression to “Nazi Germany”, the AFP raided the ABC because of it. Now, finally, the claims of murderous wrongdoing in Afghanistan are set to be investigated.
Thanks to the legislation drafted to protect us, numerous government agencies are free to access our metadata.
Australia has long billed itself as a nation where we speak truth to power. However, the only truth is that the powerful are abusing the positions we’ve given them.
The parliamentary review of the AFP’s metadata laws unearthed something horrifying. The AFP readily admitted to accessing our IP addresses, telephone records and emails 20,000 times over the last twelve months.
Not long after we discovered that the AFP used our encryption laws to raid the ABC, the same publication has revealed that Dutton’s cabal asked for the fingerprints of journalists two months before the raid.
According to a cybersecurity expert (and the AFP itself), the fine print of our anti-encryption laws emboldened the June’s brazen raid of the ABC.
Well, another week, another shot to the national solar plexus. This week, the UK tried to move past Theresa May and the federales raided aunty’s drawer. Hooray.
Yeah, it’s been a bad week, but it gave the nation an excuse to validate our worst paranoias. Plus, the AFP respectfully rummaged through a journalist’s underwear drawer. Not all bad.
We might still be reeling from the AFP’s brazen attack on our journalists, but their behaviour is in line with similar organisations worldwide.
The Australian Federal Police raiding the offices of journalists should not serve as a warning, but as an accurate representation of what we’ve enabled.
The AFP raiding the house of a journalist is not about muzzling the media, it has everything to do with our government’s war on whistleblowers.
Last month, a federal scandal saw Michaelia Cash and Michael Keenan walk free, as a complete lack of accountability saw the AFP unwilling to continue their investigation. It has renewed calls for greater oversight.
Well, in a reverse as typical as it is disheartening, criminal charges will not be laid against anyone involved in the AFP raid of the AWU. This includes Michaelia Cash.
Sadly, another member of the AFP took their own lives. With questions finally being asked about the culture within those walls, I know that there is no easy solution.
A return to the Golden Day of Television, a spot of viral marketing and the grumblings of a questionable constitution spotted #AusPol’s Leopard this week. So, who won?
As the Michaelia Cash situation spools out of control, you have to wonder who actually benefitted from this titanic clusterboink.
After the AFP raided the offices of the AWU to ask about a legal donation, the discussion swirls around many things. However, I believe our collective anger might have been the goal.
With the AFP unable to find anything concrete in yesterday’s raids, we twist the narrative to fit our political station. However, this thinking sets a dangerous precedent.
Today, the general feeling is that just like Man Haron Monis, we had a terrorist and we let him go. However, the reality of the situation is that the solution is not that simple.
A recent investigation into the AFP has turned up numerous instances of bullying and sexual harassment. However, the AFP claim they have it under control.
Wow. Hope you didn’t get an early night. If you did, you missed out on the AFP’s raid of Labor’s offices, Daniel Craig is no longer Bond, and we’re no closer to the truth about MS804.