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Wikileaks attacks Australian supporters, labelling them a “front group”

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In a bizarre move, Wikileaks has turned against one of its support groups in Australia, the Wikileaks Australian Citizens Alliance (WACA). In a tweet on Tuesday, the organisation labelled the group as a “front group”, despite being formed – according to WACA – as a “response to the Australian Government’s hostility towards Wikileaks”. The organisation also demanded they cease using Wikileaks’ name and logo in their materials and name, citing they […]

Wikileaks Party Senate candidate: NSW preferences a “poor judgement call”, not admin error

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Gerry Georgatos, the number one Senate candidate for the Wikileaks Party in Western Australia, has said that the Wikileaks Party’s New South Wales preferences fiasco was a “poor judgement call” and not an administrative error. “It was not an administrative error, it was a poor judgement call. I’m not [going to come out] here and bullshit the audience,” he told the Indymedia programme (24 minutes into the programme) on Perth’s RTR yesterday. His […]

Former Wikileaks Party staffer says Assange’s father was the “caller” that led to resignations

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Former Wikileaks Party social media captain Sean Bedlam – who is also a member of the Wikileaks Australian Citizens Alliance – has said that he was one of the recipients of the series of calls that led to the mass resignation of Leslie Cannold and six others (including himself), and has revealed the identity of the caller. In a series of tweets, he has identified John Shipton – the party’s […]

Former Wikileaks Party member: Assange wanted deal with Family First, veto power on preferences

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More fallout from the Wikileaks Party’s preferences fiasco as four National Council members yesterday announced their resignations, following from the shock decision by Assange’s running mate Leslie Cannold to resign. However, one former member and member of the National Council – Dr. Daniel Mathews – has shed more light into the internal divisions over the preference deals in a blog post. Mathews, who is friends with Assange since university days, […]

Wikileaks Party candidate Leslie Cannold resigns after internal fighting over preferences, “others will also resign”

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The Wikileaks Party appears to be in turmoil with its second Victorian seat candidate Leslie Cannold resigning from the party after several members of the party were planning to bypass the National Council and would not conduct an independent review which was announced today. If the Wikileaks Party was successful in getting a seat in Victoria, then Julian Assange would hold the seat. However, if he is unable to leave […]

Wikileaks Party changes preferences after outcry, launches independent review over issue

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After some outcry from followers over its Senate preferences in New South Wales and Western Australia, the Wikileaks Party has announced that they will change their preferences in order to put them in line with the National Council’s decision. They will be issuing how-to-vote cards telling supporters of the Wikileaks Party to vote “below the line” – which will mean that they will have to preference all candidates – with […]

Who are the Wikileaks Party preferencing?

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The federal election is in a few weeks and while there has been so much focus on Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott, don’t forget there is a Senate election. Unlike the House, the Senate elections have been traditionally dominated with minor parties thanks to its very unique voting system. And this year’s election has seen a record-breaking number of minor parties being represented in this year’s election – namely the […]

Wikileaks releases “spy files” – reveals who and what surveillance companies sell

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Screenshot from Wikileaks' 'The Spy Files' map (Image: Terence Huynh) Just within a week of being awarded the Walkley for their contribution to journalism, Wikileaks has now set its targets on the surveillance industry with the release of the “Spy Files” – releasing hundreds of documents from over 160 intelligence contractors from 25 countries, even from our neighbour New Zealand. “International surveillance companies are based in the more technologically sophisticated […]

Julian Assange loses appeal, will be extradited to Sweden within 14 days

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Julian Assange, the founder of the controversial website Wikileaks, will now be extradited to Sweden to hear allegations of rape and sexual assault by two former volunteers, after his bid to block the extradition failed. Two judges from the High Court in London rejected his appeal that the extradition was unlawful, ruling that the warrant stands and that Assange should face questioning over the allegations made. “There can be no […]

Attorney General: Assange won’t be prosecuted over new leaks

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Julian Assange will not be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s office despite breaching Australian law by identifying an ASIO officer in the recent unredacted cables that were recently published by Wikileaks, according to the Daily Telegraph. The newspaper reports that the department is currently not preparing to investigate or prosecute Assange because “he did not operate in Australia”. This is in contrast with the US Government’s response, where the Justice Department […]

Report: Assange wanted all cables released to public

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Image: gnuckx/Flickr (Creative Commons) Julian Assange told last year to associates that he wanted to release all of the US diplomatic cables which they have releasing slowly, according to notes from that discussion seen by news agency Reuters. The notes were reportedly made during a discussion between him and other activists in Wikileaks at Ellingham Hall, where he is residing while he is on bail while the courts examine allegations […]

Latest update on Wikileaks cables publishes unredacted names, leaked months before

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Wikileaks’ latest round of cables have caused an extraordinary impact in the Australian media scene, but a latest update to the cables has published unredacted names of potential informants in countries such as Israel, Iran and Jordan. According to the New York Times, the site has published cables that were given the label “strictly protect” – which means that they must keep their source of information highly secret as they […]

Wikileaks cables reveal American involvement in iiNet trial

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Image: Tobias Vemmenby/Flickr (Creative Commons) Wikileaks has recently published more cables from the US embassy in Canberra. One such cable has revealed that there could have been American involvement in the trial against ISP iiNet and AFACT over copyright infringement. The cable was created by the then-ambassador for the United States Robert McCallum and was published on November 30, 2008. The cable, as seen by TECHGEEK.com.au, says that the United […]

Gadgetlyst Bytes 3: iPads, Xooms and Zunes

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Welcome to the third episode of Gadgetlyst Bytes – our new monthly podcast recapping the month in gadget news. This month, we take a look at all of the new iPad, Xoom, Atrix, Commodore 64 and of course, Zune! Hosted by Stewart and I Terence and Tom (because Stewart is ‘too tired’), we also provide you an update of the all the latest reviews on TECHGEEK.com.au, namely the Nokia E7 and Parallels Desktop […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 36: The Hidden Truth

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More censorship is coming to the App Store, Kogan makes the $1 million bet, and we see the insides of the iPad 2. Oh, and we have gone Charlie Sheen-mad this week after the release of the Gregory Brothers’ “Winning” song. Since Tom (and James, but he never shows up) is not here this week, we get Dave Barranquero – some random person that Chris and Stewart know – as […]