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Phone Tapping Increase

By 4 April 2013Criminal Law, Podcasts

Has your phone been tapped? Under new proposed legislation, it might be.

In 2011, it was estimated that there were 3488 telephone interception warrants issued, suggesting that it is 20 times more likely that a person in Australia would have their phone tapped, than in the United States. On top of this, there are proposals presently before the Federal Attorney General, Nicola Roxon to extend these tapping powers even further.

Has all this gone a little too far? Tim Meehan, Criminal Defense Lawyer with Bosscher Lawyers thinks it has. Have a listen.