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Collaery prosecution targets ABC but strangely misses News Corp

Collaery prosecution targets ABC but strangely misses News Corp

There's something suspicious about the charges against Witness K lawyer Bernard Collaery -- in particular, the strange absence of a certain media organisation.

Government looks to jail lawyer and former agent in staggering attack on free speech

Government looks to jail lawyer and former agent in staggering attack on free speech

In an extraordinary prosecution likely to have massive ramifications for free speech in Australia, the Coalition government wants to jail lawyer Bernard Collaery and former intelligence officer Witness K in relation to the revelation that ASIS illegally bugged East Timor's government.

Attacks on ABC and unis won’t stop. This is a government seeking control.

Attacks on ABC and unis won’t stop. This is a government seeking control.

Wherever it has the opportunity to exercise power, the government's instinct is to use it to suppress criticism and dissent. And it's getting worse.

The faceless bureaucracy that’s pushing us down the road to a police state

The faceless bureaucracy that’s pushing us down the road to a police state

Australia's transition to an anti-dissent police state reflects a bureaucratic system intent of extending itself, and politicians who have an interest in allowing it to.

An incomplete list of evidence that Australia is becoming a police state

An incomplete list of evidence that Australia is becoming a police state

The government is taking Australia down the road to a police state where criticism or embarrassment of the government is punished. This is how.

Media’s obsession with symptoms, not the disease, is failing Australia

Media’s obsession with symptoms, not the disease, is failing Australia

Australians are ill-served by a media that focuses only on the surface and not on the depths; on the symptoms and not the disease producing them.

Don’t dismiss millennials — they have every reason to rise up and fight

Don’t dismiss millennials — they have every reason to rise up and fight

Crikey readers debate young people fighting for workers' rights, the importance of the royal wedding and Labor's "rollovers" on national security.

Four times Labor rolled over on draconian national security legislation

Four times Labor rolled over on draconian national security legislation

Sometimes it feels like we don't actually have an opposition party in this country, especially when it comes to the Coalition's attempts to broaden and concentrate national security powers.

Broader force: airports become a dead zone for your basic human rights

Broader force: airports become a dead zone for your basic human rights

Police will be given new parties to override civil liberties in airports, as the government wastes hundreds of millions on security theatre.

Productivity Commission lashes out at protectionism and security stupidity

Productivity Commission lashes out at protectionism and security stupidity

The Productivity Commission and its chairman Peter Harris have gone hunting for political sacred cows again, slamming protectionism, national security spending and handouts to business.