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Assange, the AFP and the crime of dissent

Assange, the AFP and the crime of dissent

It’s not just extreme examples like Julian Assange, the right to be heard, and the concept of dissent have been severely wounded.

“Australia needs a bill of rights” – Assange’s lawyer speaks out

Geoffrey Robertson QC has defended Salman Rushdie, he’s represented Julian Assange, and now he’s pushing for an Australian Bill of Rights.

Government rushes through legislation to crush criticism against it

In a bill that was rushed through last week, the Turnbull government has clamped down on freedom of expression under the guise of national security.

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