Kevin Rennie

Secondary teacher (now retired), unionist and Australian Labor Party member since 1972.

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Julian Assange supporters rally to defeat extradition to United States

"The extradition to the US of a publisher and journalist, for engaging in journalistic activities while in Europe, would set a very dangerous precedent."

Groundswell of support to free Julian Assange around February extradition hearing

"Don’t be fooled: Julian Assange is a journalist, not a hacker, and the US wants to make his work—national security journalism—a crime"

Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun still detained by Beijing after six months

"Lawyers for Australian writer #YangHengjun, who has been detained in #China since January, are urging #Canberra to intervene."

Australia’s digital rights advocates and tech sector push back against law undermining encryption

"The new legislation directly targets encryption and basically coerces developers, device manufacturers and service providers to allow the government to spy on people’s encrypted data."

Police raids on major media organisations expose lack of press freedom in Australia

"These continued attacks on press freedoms in Australia should be condemned in the strongest possible terms. Freedom of the Press to scrutinise the Govt is crucial to liberal democracy."

In Cardinal George Pell's sexual abuse trial, Australian court fails to suppress the ‘nation's worst kept secret’

"The alleged suppression order on #georgepell is allowing fake news and hearsay and speculation take the place of reputable news sources."

‘We Told You So': Australian Federal Police Accessed Journalist's Phone Records Illegally

Australian police have breached the law by accessing a journalist's phone records without a warrant in order to trace a leak.

‘Nude’ Photos of Australian Aboriginal Women Trigger Facebook Account Suspensions

Facebook has been attacked over its suspension of people in Australia for posting a photo of topless Aboriginal women performing a public ceremony.

WikiLeaks Supporters Shocked by Visit With Syria's Assad

The view from down under: A late December meeting between Australia's Wikileaks Party and Bashar al-Assad has raised critical questions about the WikiLeaks Party and platform.

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