[LINK] Fwd: MEDIA: ASIO bugs 3000 calls a year

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Wed Jun 10 18:53:46 EST 2009

Craig Sanders wrote:

> the general point i'm making here is that even though there is sometimes
> a legitimate need for surveillance of people or groups, that doesn't
> mean that the equally legitimate need for government and public service
> accountability can be ignored.

IANAL, but I believe that during the discovery phase of criminal proceedings
the defense must be provided with all witness statements and other
evidence from the prosecution / police. I don't know if wiretaps are
specifically excluded from this most basic of legal rights. But if it is
excluded, all the more reason for a human and legal rights bill in our
constitution. One that includes ALL evidence, regardless of how it was obtained.

Apparently, under Australia's anti-terrorism legislation, such evidence
does not have to be provided at any time. This is a travesty of justice.


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