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Peter Greste delivers warning on Q&A: 'If we ignore it, it will come back to bite us' - Written by NEIL McMAHON

April 14, 2015 – 5:35AM

Neil McMahon






Peter Greste cautions government over metadata

Press freedom and the Australian government’s introduction of metadata legislation to access journalists’ sources dominate Monday night’s QandA program. 854 more words

Milanka J Sullivan reblogged this on ARTSPEAK CENTRAL and commented:

Meta Data Retention is an absolute violation of our FREEDOM. What next, Government surveillance cameras in our homes?

Within the Dream

Squeeze the wind from the tartan bags
Pluck the raindrops from the stringed harp
Blow away last year’s leaves with sharp exhales
Upon the flute play the bodhran boom… 29 more words


BRET STEPHENS: The Orwellian Obama Presidency

Wall Street Journal: Under Mr. Obama, friends are enemies, denial is wisdom, capitulation is victory.

The humiliating denouement to America’s involvement in Yemen came over the weekend, when U.S. 82 more words


South Australia set to expand police fingerprinting powers, forced blood tests

John Rau ensures the public that these measures are necessary. Photo: Adelaide Now

South Australians who refuse to submit to on-the-spot fingerprint scans will face up to three months behind bars or a $1250 fine, under promised election proposals by Attorney-General and Deputy Premier, John Rau last year. 586 more words


Ready for what? And why use our kids?

Has anyone noticed the disaster preparation commercials? I’m sure we have all seen them, but has anyone really taken the time to think about them? Why are they running more and more of them? 330 more words

We got Dem King n Burwell blues agin

Big Brutha don’t want no death spiral ’round here

can’t let this Law go down,

cuz they done made this deal downtown:

won’t let Dem peoples experience fear… 212 more words