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30 Jul 2014

Wikileaks Reveals Super Injunction Blocking Reporting On Massive Australian Corruption Case Involving Leaders Of Malaysia, Indonesia & Vietnam

We've written about the problems of so-called super injunctions in the past (though mainly in the UK). This legal process not only keeps certain details under wraps concerning a lawsuit, but actually forbids the media from reporting on anything related to the case at all. Such a thing would be clear prior restraint and not allowed in the US, but apparently is considered legal in other parts of the world. However, Wikileaks has now revealed what appears to be a super injunction against reporting on a massive corruption case in Australia, involving the leaders of Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, along with people at Australia's central bank, the Reserve Bank of Australia:
We've written about the problems of so-called super injunctions in the past (though mainly in the UK). This legal...

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15 Feb 2012

Julian Assange’s lawyer to join panel at WikiLeaks public forum

The US Vice-President called Julian Assange a "type of high - tech terrorist", yet we have no confidence that the Australian government has made any representation to the US government in defence of his rights.
The US Vice-President called Julian Assange a "type of high - tech terrorist", yet we have no confidence that the...
20 Oct 2011

‘Chilling’ bid by government to control the media rejected

Mr McClelland wrote to the Right to Know coalition and other media organisations in November to seek "a more formal mutually agreed arrangement'' on handling sensitive national security information. The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet raised the possibility of using such a protocol to constrain publication of national security information released by WikiLeaks.
Mr McClelland wrote to the Right to Know coalition and other media organisations in November to seek "a more formal...

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4 Feb 2011

Julian Assange’s Lawyer – Rob Stary slams the Australian Government

In Melbourne on 4 Feb 2011, prior to the Wikileaks Free Speech Forum, Wikileaks Australian Citizens Alliance (WACA) sat down with Rob Stary to discuss, Julian Assange, Wikileaks and the Australian Govenrments disturbing position on this matter.
In Melbourne on 4 Feb 2011, prior to the Wikileaks Free Speech Forum, Wikileaks Australian Citizens Alliance (WACA) sat...

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23 Dec 2010

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to become member of Australian journalists’ union

WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange is set to become a member in good standing of the Australian journalists' union, the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA). ACTU president Ged Kearney will present a membership card to Mr Assange's Australian lawyer, Rob Stary, at a ceremony in Melbourne this morning.
WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange is set to become a member in good standing of the Australian journalists' union, the...

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10 Dec 2010

Pro-WikiLeaks protests in Australia

Pro-WikiLeaks demonstrations have been held across Australia against the arrest of Julian Assange, the whistleblowing website's founder. In Sydney, around 500 demonstrators gathered on Friday, to push for the release of Assange, who is in a British jail fighting extradition to Sweden on sex crime allegations. A group of WikiLeaks supporters also staged a rally in Brisbane, calling on the Australian government to respect freedom of expression.
Pro-WikiLeaks demonstrations have been held across Australia against the arrest of Julian Assange, the whistleblowing...

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