p>I predict—or at least I hope—that interest in this issue will increase in Australia if the government becomes, as the Prime Mininster proposes, our principal internet supplier. It will be all the more urgent for Australians to consider whether their constituional rights to privacy and free speech are adequately protected by our rickety system of statute and common law, or whether we need constitutional guarantees still more urgently than we need
Peter Gallagher is student of piano and photography. He was formerly a senior trade official of the Australian government. For some years after leaving government, he consulted to international organizations, governments and business groups on trade and public policy.
He teaches graduate classes at the University of Adelaide on trade research methods and the role of firms in trade and growth and tweets trade (and other) stuff from @pwgallagher