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Tuesday, August 02, 2011
The Australian on points, verging on a knockout, on this one so far
Peter van Onselen who raised this issue first in 2003, continued in the Weekend Australian to make the case for removal of the exemption from the Privacy Act for political parties as recommended by the Australian Law Reform Commission in 2008, rejecting defence of the status quo by Minister for Communications Senator Conroy, and the attempt to downplay it all by Opposition frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull. (Audible sigh, for obvious reasons), no hyperbole here.