Ban facial recognition surveillance

You are being tracked. On every street, in every park, as you sit at the train station or walk to work. Surveillance using face recognition technologies is on the rise, all across Australia. It’s being used by local councils, corporations, government departments and telecommunication companies – all without you even noticing. And it’s time that we reign in. Help us …

Help Stop the Sale of DOT ORG

It was recently revealed that the nonprofit that owns the .ORG domain registry was planning to sell it to a private equity firm, Ethos Capital. This could impact the millions of individuals and organizations that have a .ORG website, subjecting them to potential censorship and leaving the door open for price increases on domain registration and renewals. The .ORG top-level …

Sticker competition

We’re running a sticker design competition and we want your designs!

Political parties are targeting you

This election, you may have noticed that you’ve been inundated with targeted adverts from political parties, interest groups and individual candidates, who are all using Facebook microtargeting in their strategies to influence voters. For the past week, we’ve been running our own advertising campaign, to draw attention to this practice, to educate people that it is happening, and quite frankly, …

Save Australian Tech

The Australian technology sector is generating new jobs and creating the industries that will house the jobs of the future. But new laws passed by the Australian Government are risking this critical industry – and at the same time undermining Australian citizens’ rights to privacy and an open and secure internet. Our technology sector is under threat – join us …

Federal Election 2019

As Australians consider how to cast their votes in the 2019 Federal Election, we wanted to ensure that some key digital rights policies are highlighted and addressed. That’s why we’ve compiled a handy scorecard of the major political party’s stance on these policy areas: Protecting privacy, including policies on metadata retention, facial recognition and internet filters The right to use …

Defending Encryption

In December 2018, the Australian Parliament passed laws designed to compel device manufacturers and service providers to assist law enforcement in accessing encrypted information. Although apparently developed to allow government agencies access to criminals’ encrypted communications, the Assistance and Access Act grants broad, sweeping powers to government agencies that will harm the security and stability of our communications and the …

Charter of Rights

Our lives are better when we all treat each other with respect and compassion. That’s why it’s so important the values that everyone holds dear – like fairness and equality – are properly protected. But all too often, our political ‘leaders’ let us down. Together we can change this. We need an Australian Charter of Human Rights so everyone’s rights …

How to opt-out of the federal medical database

From today, you can choose whether or not you will be included in the largest mandatory medical database in Australian history. We’re encouraging you to consider opting out.

Fair copyright

Right now the government is considering whether to introduce fair use. Let’s tell them – we need fair use now.

Get a VPN

We’re declaring Thursday 13 April to be National Get A VPN Day. It’s time to protect yourself.

Restore faith in the Census

The conduct of this year’s census raises serious and pressing ethical, legal, security and technological concerns. Join the call for Prime Minister Turnbull to act.

Take Action: #KeepItOn

We’ve joined forces with Access Now and 70+ other organisations around the world in the #KeepItOn campaign.

Take action to protect the Australian Internet

The Australian government is pursuing a draconian policy agenda that threatens every aspect of the way we use the Internet. Take action to keep the Internet open, free and just.