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Greens will tackle Ruddock's invasion of privacy.



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Senator Bob Brown Senator for Tasmania

Greens will tackle Ruddock’s invasion of privacy 27th Mar 06

In the Senate tomorrow, the Greens will move key amendments to the government’s Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Bill 2006.

The bill has been condemned by the Law Council of Australia.

Greens Leader Bob Brown says the bill is an amazing erosion of the time-honoured right of Australians to protection from government snooping.

“This is not an anti-terrorist bill. It is a broad scale licence to tap into phones, emails, SMS’s and other communications between innocent Australians.

“We will move amendments to the bill to restrict it to use against would-be terrorists or murderers, not innocent civilians,” Senator Brown said.

The Greens amendments will also protect High Court judges and members of parliament from Attorney-General Ruddock’s snoops,” Senator Brown said.

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