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Bob Carr the ‘authorised leaker’ and hypocrite

Bob Carr thinks it’s in the national interest to reveal the inner workings of diplomacy. Too bad he did nothing to help others seeking to do the same, like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.

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When governments drape a flag over their secrets, we need whistleblowers

The Coalition government is the most secretive of the modern era — except when it’s in its interests to share information. In that environment, we need whistleblowers more than ever.

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Snowden a threat to Australian lives? Brandis refuses to show proof

George Brandis’ accusation that Edward Snowden has placed Australian lives at risk is the same unfounded accusation we’ve seen before from national security politicians desperate to avoid scrutiny.

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Ten things we’ve learnt about the surveillance state

While the flow of leaks about the National Security Agency continues, we can stand back and draw some important conclusions.

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On Chelsea Manning and missing the point

Stop getting distracted about how Chelsea Manning wants to live as a woman. She is a hero, a prisoner and a truth-teller — and her gender should not become the story.

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A journalist’s partner detained, a surveillance state flexes its muscle

David Miranda was detained at London Heathrow airport for nine hours, which Victorian barrister Rudi Cohrssen says is a troubling sign of the power of the surveillance state.

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