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Why is world banking conspiracy theorist Malcolm Roberts speaking at a finance conference?

Why is world banking conspiracy theorist Malcolm Roberts speaking at a finance conference?

One Nation senator and world banking conspiracy theorist Malcolm Roberts is taking to the stage at the Financial Services Council's Summit 2019.

How the government weaponises uncomfortable topics to lock down debate

How the government weaponises uncomfortable topics to lock down debate

How can journalists challenge government policy which is intentionally veiled as an effort to stop murder, abuse or sexual assault?

When can the government tap your phone or read your texts?

When can the government tap your phone or read your texts?

What exactly are your rights? Who can access your call history, check your messages or listen in on your conversation, and when?

Trees, sir, may I have some more?

Trees, sir, may I have some more?

This week: the benefits of reforestation, the rise and rise of ransomware, escalators and capitalism, the new Saddam Hussein, and human furniture speaks!

Congratulations, Australia: you played yourself

Congratulations, Australia: you played yourself

Crikey readers discuss the government's economic non-platform, the threat of mining to Queensland and Australia's privacy laws.

Mooted spy powers would deliver heaven for commercial spies

Mooted spy powers would deliver heaven for commercial spies

The expansion of the powers of the Australian Signals Directorate would establish a new golden era of commercial espionage in Australia — and damage Australian companies.

Home Affairs power grab rings alarm bells among spies

Home Affairs power grab rings alarm bells among spies

The Home Affairs portfolio is continuing its relentless empire-building, pressing for part-control of military intelligence — and giving spies access to a vast new trove of corporate and personal information.

News Corp hypocrites finally encounter an act of surveillance they don’t like

News Corp hypocrites finally encounter an act of surveillance they don’t like

News Corp has actively cheered the expansion of the Coalition's police state. But now that one of its own is the target, News Corp is suddenly opposed to the world it helped create.

The ‘national security’ lie exposed by the Smethurst raid

The ‘national security’ lie exposed by the Smethurst raid

The raid on a News Corp journalist exposes how police can target journalistic sources with impunity — and how "national security" is simply a tool to protect the powerful from scrutiny.

The Thirst World War

The Thirst World War

This week: looooooong-hand multiplication, the coming war with Iran, and Ellsberg and Chomsky on Assange.