Australian police accessed phone records of asylum whistleblower

The Guardian, online 24 May 2016
Author: Paul Farrell
“Australian police investigated an immigration detention whistleblower and accessed his phone records in part because of his criticism of the country’s asylum seeker policies.
Guardian Australia can reveal that the Australian federal police (AFP) compiled hundreds of pages of investigative file notes and reports surrounding Dr Peter Young following two news reports by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the Australian newspaper in December 2014 that disclosed the medical records of Hamid Khazaei, an asylum seeker on Manus Island who died following a skin infection on his leg. Young, who is a former medical director of mental health for Australia’s detention centres, urged workers from inside the system to be “angry and defiant” about attacks on whistleblowing.”
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