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  • Guerilla guide to the new data retention laws

    October 11, 2016
    Marque Lawyers Level 4, 343 George Street Sydney, New South Wales 2000

    Mass surveillance and metadata are today’s battleground. The Federal Government continues its rolling thunder campaign of intrusive and poorly drafted national security legislation. and no proper case has been made for this increase in capability for surveillance of private citizens. 

    In this discussion lead by Michael Bradley, Managing Partner of boutique law firm Marque Lawyers, you will find out more about who in the government can get your metadata, what can they do with it, and how can you keep their grubby hands off it…

    Drinks and nibbles provided. Numbers are strictly limited.

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    This event is brought to you by PEN Sydney, in partnership with Marque Lawyers.

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  • Silencing Whistle Blowers in Australia: A Sydney PEN Letter Writing Evening


    Professor David Isaacs and his son Mark Isaacs have both worked in Nauru, and both have defied the Australian Border Force Act, which makes it a crime for people working in our asylum seeker detention centres to discuss operational matters publicly.

    You are invited to the September Sydney PEN letter writing evening to hear David and Mark speak against the cruelty they witnessed in Nauru and participate in letter writing session to help free imprisoned writers in our region.


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    Listen to the recent PEN Free Voices Lecture at the Sydney Writers Festival to hear the celebrated human rights lawyer and President of the Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs discuss the nature and implications of freedom of expression as an internationally recognised human right. More here


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