Phone hacking victims are calling on the British government to recall Rupert Murdoch to a parliamentary committee following the release of a recording of the News Corp boss belittling a British police inquiry into his journalists.
Under section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) (‘the Act’), it is unlawful to publicly do any act which is reasonably likely to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate another person or group if the act is done because of the race, colour, nationality or ethnic origin of the other person or group. This is potentially a powerful protection against any form of hate speech or racial vilification. However, there have not been many successful prosecutions under this section, with one study finding that in the first three years of the Federal Court hearing discrimination claims, there were only three successful claims of racial vilification. Other commentators have criticised the Act as setting up an ‘arduous task’ for complainants in comparison to other jurisdictions such as the United States and the United Kingdom. Some recent developments have provided an opportunity to see how this legislation might apply to online content, particularly the user-generated content which is increasingly popular and is generally not subject to much control or modification.
ZDNet Spying Revelations Affect US-China Cyber Security Talks Voice of America Before boarding a plane to Moscow, the former National Security Agency contractor told the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post that the intelligence agency was...
Hundreds of female farmworkers have complained to the federal government about being raped and assaulted, verbally and physically harassed on the job, while law enforcement has done almost nothing to prosecute potential crimes.
The Slatest NSA surveillance may be legal — but it's unconstitutional Washington Post The National Security Agency's recently revealed surveillance programs undermine the purpose of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which was established...
NY1 Leaker Of NSA Surveillance Program Info Seeking Asylum In Ecuador, Country's ... NY1 He had been in hiding in Hong Kong for weeks after admitting he leaked information about NSA surveillance programs.
Twitter has transformed people’s response to crimes and how they engage with authorities like the police. Never was the changing nature of communication clearer than after the vicious attack on Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich.
This paper reviews the sequence of events leading up to terrorist attacks, in particular, the tasks that must be undertaken, being target selection, weapons acquisition, surveillance and implementation.
Senators Say There's A 'Significant' Inaccuracy In NSA Surveillance Fact Sheet Huffington Post This is not the first time Wyden has tussled with an intelligence leader over the NSA's surveillance programs.
Passed in 1978, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) set the groundwork for surveillance, collection, and analysis of intelligence gathered from foreign powers and agents of foreign powers, up to and including any ...
Bloomberg US Surveillance Is Not Aimed at Terrorists Bloomberg The debate over the U.S. government's monitoring of digital communications suggests that Americans are willing to allow it as long as it is genuinely targeted at terrorists.