Authorities gain power to collect Australians’ internet records

(SMH) Laws passed today will allow authorities to collect and keep Australians’ internet records, including their web-browsing history, social media activity and emails. Attorney-General Nicola Roxon said the laws would help police track cyber-criminals around the globe…[…] But Greens communications spokesman Scott Ludlam said the laws went further […] ”The European treaty doesn’t require ongoing collection and […] […]

Ludlam: Senate Blames “corrupted nerds” for Australian Surveillance State

(Sen Scott Ludlam) BREAKING: “corrupted nerds” cited as the reason for sweeping expansion of surveillance powers. Tweeted live from the Senate. Editors note: Johnny Howard’s mate G.W Bush said in 2001 that America was attacked because the terrorists “hate our freedoms”. The only ones taking freedoms away today are the Gillard and Obama so called governments. […]