Express Exchange Engage
I was so looking forward to winding down in the lead up to the festive season. It doesn't look like this is going to happen.
The Canberra Times reports that the Australian Taxation Office needs major overhaul to avoid slipping backwards, review warns. True, but it makes…Continue
Posted on December 5, 2013 at 8:01am — 1 Comment
Last month I wrote an extensive piece entitled Australia: One nation under surveillance. In this post I outlined the role of Australia Public Service agencies in monitoring and surveillance. Logical argument was put and evidence provided.
On 26 November 2013 I lodged a Freedom of information request with the Australian Public Service Commission. In that request I pointed…Continue
Posted on December 2, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment
What we are seeing in Australia today is a veil of censorship, secrecy and the surveillance being drawn across government and Australian Public Service agencies. When it comes to monitoring by public service agencies there is a dangerous lack of transparency and accountability.
All of this is a threat our freedoms, our right to know, better government and better…Continue
Posted on November 22, 2013 at 7:00am — 4 Comments
Wikileaks has done the world an enormous favour by leaking intellectual property rights charter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Intellectual property rights might seem abstract for many of us. However, just consider for a moment that it is the free flow of information - of what we know, what we create, what we dream up - that makes us who we are. It is what shapes the sort of society we live in and, in a very practical…Continue
Posted on November 18, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments
Yesterdays publication of the draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter by Wikileaks raises serious questions about the relationship between the Australian Government, the community and the Australian Public Service.
Posted on November 15, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments