Topic archives: Scott Ludlam

Burma sanctions just reinforce ‘siege mentality’

January 13, 2012 1

There is a growing recognition in the international community that engagement, rather than sanctions and diplomatic isolation, is fast emerging as a more productive strategy in pressuring the Burmese government to reform, writes David Hopkins, a foreign relations masters graduate and Burma researcher.

Onya Rupe … The West kills Frazier … Age plays ladyboy card …

Onya Rupe … The West kills Frazier … Age plays ladyboy card …

November 8, 2011 1

In today's Media Briefs: Onya Rupe, for a generous ‘gift of love’ ... Ludlam and the News-employed Marxist ... It's OK, Gillard's not a head of state and more ...

Turnbull’s NBN twilight zone — give the man a cigar (Cuban of course)

Turnbull’s NBN twilight zone — give the man a cigar (Cuban of course)

October 11, 2011 38

"Cuba"? What the heck do any of us know about broadband policy in Cuba, Mr Turnbull? Oh wait. I get it. Communism. Well played, sir.

Is voluntary internet filtering a crime?

Is voluntary internet filtering a crime?

August 4, 2011 11

The voluntary filtering being introduced by some of Australia's major internet service providers (ISPs) is on shaky legal ground.

ASIO gets its new powers — and no one will tell us why

July 5, 2011 27

Labor and the Coalition combined to give ASIO new powers last night. We still don't know why.

Mysteries of the ASIO amendment survive Senate scrutiny

June 17, 2011 7

A senior attorney-general bureaucrat has struggled to explain to a Senate committee the rationale for amendments broadening ASIO's remit to spy on organisations overseas and tried to duck questions about whether the amendment would enable ASIO to spy on WikiLeaks.

The information ‘vacuum’ over secretive ISP data retention scheme

November 1, 2010 7

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has slammed the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) over what he called the information "vacuum" surrounding its secretive discussions with internet service providers (ISPs) and other bodies over a data retention scheme for law enforcement.

Keane’s Talking Points: cue the ‘late swing’ headlines

August 19, 2010 4

In last night’s “community forum”, half the questions were “swinging voters” demanding to know what politicians are going to do for them personally or for the industries they work in.

Terror white paper: shiny new language, same old laws

February 23, 2010 2

The counter-terrorism white paper issued today is long overdue and foreshadows a welcome shift in discourse on terrorism, writes Greens Senator Scott Ludlam.

Tips and rumours: Maccas really do care about your opinions

December 21, 2009

McDonald's do some sly online surveys about which experts you most trust. Plus, a pretty clear sign that MySpace has lost its cachet with online social networkers.