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Is Edward Snowden a person of interest to Australia's Customs and Border Protection?

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
SENATE QUESTION

(Question No. 20)

Senator Scott Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, upon notice, on 12 November 2013:

Is United States citizen Mr Edward Snowden listed on the Department of Immigration and Citizenship movement alert list as a non-citizen of concern.

Senator Cash - The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

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Metadata definition ‘contestable’

Australian Greens Communications spokesperson Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam. 3 December 2013.

Today in Senate Question Time, Senator Ludlam asked the Attorney General whether he would assist the Prime Minister to understanding what meant by the term metadata.

"His answer could be construed as a deliberate attempt to ensure that the general public ends up as confused as the Liberal Party," said Australian Greens Communications spokesperson Senator Ludlam.

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Order for production of NBN Co Strategic Review

 

SENATOR LUDLAM

Order for production of documents

I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that -

The Senate orders that there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Communications no later than noon on Monday 9 December 2013 the Strategic Review of the rollout of the National Broadband Network conducted by NBN Co and due to be provided to the government on Monday 2 December 2013.

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New revelations increase pressure for surveillance inquiry

Today's revelations about coordinated mass-surveillance of ordinary citizens will increase the pressure on the Australian Government to come to the table with transparency and reform proposals without delay.

"The publication of documents in which Australian spy agency DSD (now ASD) quite casually proposes to share ‘unminimised' metadata obtained without a warrant with affiliated agencies overseas, implies that the agency may have been breaching Australian law for five years," said Australian Greens spokesperson on Communications, Senator Scott Ludlam.

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Is Edward Snowden a person of interest to Australia's Customs and Border Protection?

QUESTION NUMBER: 3009

Senator Ludlum asked the Minister representing the Minister for Home Affairs, upon notice, on 17 June 2013:

Is United States citizen Mr Edward Snowden listed on the passenger assessment clearance and evaluation system to alert Customs and Border Protection that he is a person of interest and may be subject to intervention
In the absence of Senate representation arrangements

The Minister for Home Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

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Cybersecurity ASIC meeting

Senate Budget Estimates - 27 May 2013

Senator: Senator Ludlam

Senator LUDLAM: Whichever day, I cannot wait; I am so looking forward to that. But my question is really is these are the officers with overall government responsibility for matters cyber, no matter how awkward the language might come out. So you have said that you were not at the meeting-that is fine. Can you tell us when it occurred and who was in attendance?

Ms Wimmer: I would have to take that on notice to get the exact details.

Answer:

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