Thursday, March 1, 2007


Police buggings double

‘Spying on Australians by law enforcement agencies intensified last year, with Australian Federal Police doubling requests for surveillance warrants.

The AFP’s use of tracking devices that allow it to closely monitor the movements of an individual, vehicle or vessel also doubled in 2005-06.

The figures, released in a federal Attorney-General’s Department report, came as ASIO chief Paul O’Sullivan warned that a small group of radicalised individuals posed a serious terrorist threat to Australia.’

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