The Australian Government has indicated breathtaking complacency in answer to Senator Scott Ludlam’s Senate question today about the PRISM surveillance program:

“A warrantless surveillance system that grants real-time Government access to emails, audio and video chats, photographs, documents, connection logs and location data, to potentially the entire Australians population, and today the Government shrugged it off as business-as-usual.”

“The Greens would appear to be the only party in Australia concerned by widespread surveillance of Australian citizens and the meaninglessness of Australia’s Privacy Principles,” said Senator Ludlam.

“While Australian authorities appear to have been fed some kind of tranquiliser, parliamentarians in other parts of the world are taking action over this warrantless real time mass surveillance…”

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