Lawyers shocked at surveillance capabilites in Data Retention Act

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The Government and ALP have hurriedly passed the revised data retention act, with a provision to protect journalists sources. But this only covers a so called “professional” journalists and who knows what that means. Worse still, future changes can be made without reference to the parliament. Amendments to protect Lawyer-client privilege or doctor-patient details were also knocked back as the legislation was rammed through. Should we feel safe from terrorism? It didn’t help in the Charlie Hebdo case.

ALHR Seminar Data Retention
Senator David Leyonhjelm

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