He later admitted that he did have sex with Ms Shelley in most of the houses they shared but justified his actions by saying he had "needs". He also said over that time period he was actively looking for a life-partner who was "culturally compatible" on dating websites and had even went overseas to meet women.
In dismissing the case, Judge Crisford said while she found some of Dr Markhov's attitudes "dishonorable" she was not satisfied there was a marriage-like relationship between the pair. Judge Crisford also said Ms Shelley benefited from the arrangement in much the same way and disputed her claims they were involved in an exclusive, marriage-like relationship.
I accept there were times when the parties were more fond of and closer to each other but I do not accept they were ever in a marriage-like relationship," she said.
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Snowden had further revealed that Australian government intelligence agencies, specifically the Australian Signals Directorate , also have access to the system as part of the international Five Eyes surveillance alliance. In August it was reported  that law-enforcement agencies had been accessing Australians' web browsing histories via internet providers such as Telstra without a warrant Optus confirmed that they cooperate with law enforcement, and Vodafone did not return a request for comment.
The revelations came less than a week after government attempts to increase their surveillance powers through new legislation allowing offensive computer hacking by government intelligence agencies, and mere months after outrage surrounding the government's offer to share personal information about citizens with Five Eyes intelligence partners.
As of August , no warrant is required for organisations to access the so-called 'metadata' information of private parties. This is information regarding "calls and emails sent and received, the location of a phone, internet browsing activity. There is no access to the content of the communication, just how, to or from whom, when and where. In the financial year there were over half a million disclosures of metadata to agencies.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority provides instructions for internet service providers and other telecommunications providers about their law enforcement, national security and interception obligations. During the financial year warrants were issued for access to stored communications,  3, interception warrants were issued, and 63 enforcement agencies were granted , authorisations for metadata access.
A range of proposals are under discussion that affect surveillance of the population by government in conjunction with commercial service providers. The proposals seek to give ASIO the power to spy on whole computer networks under a single computer-access warrant. Section 35P of the proposals seeks to create a new criminal offence, with a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment, for revealing information about so-called 'special intelligence operations'.
There are no exceptions listed, and the law would apply to journalists even if they were unaware that they were revealing information about such an operation. Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus called the measure "an unprecedented overreach".
Mandatory data retention for two years of data relating to the internet and telecommunications activity of all Australians is currently under discussion. On Tuesday, August 5, government Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull complained about "waking up to newspaper headlines concerning the government's controversial plan for mandatory data retention", stating the government "risked unnecessary difficulties by pushing ahead with the data retention regime without fully understanding the details".
In , Turnbull had opposed mandatory retention. On Friday, August 8, Australia's federal privacy commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim , stated he felt it remained "unclear" exactly what data was to be retained, and that "there is the potential for the retention of large amounts of data to contain or reveal a great deal of information about people's private lives and that this data could be considered 'personal information' under the Privacy Act ". Later in the month, the head of Australian Security Intelligence Organisation ASIO appealed for access to private citizens' data on the grounds that commercial entities may already be collecting it.
On February 19, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation 's Radio National program Download This Show broadcast an interview with a former police employee who had worked extensively with metadata, on condition of anonymity. The former employee was quoted as feeling the proposed system was open for abuse and may one day be used against Australians who download music and TV shows.
Prominent parties concerned about the proposals include: Australia and the European Union have signed an agreement for the advanced sharing of passenger name records of international travelers. Similar agreements are in place with other countries. In addition to passenger information and standard radar , Australia uses the Jindalee Operational Radar Network to detect individual boats and planes in the north and west of the country.
Vehicles can be tracked by a range of systems including automatic number plate recognition ANPR , video and sensor-based traffic surveillance networks, cellular telephone tracking if a device is known to be in the vehicle and automated toll networks. The ANPR systems are intelligent transportation systems which can identify vehicles and drivers.
ANPR is known under various names in Australia: In December , certain universities such as Sydney University delayed collaboration with the new Opal card system scheduled to fully replace existing, anonymous paper tickets on New South Wales mass transit, citing privacy concerns,  whereas Macquarie University , University of New South Wales and Australian Catholic University had already agreed to provide the "student data" to the card network.
Data is made available to other NSW government departments and law enforcement agencies. On the 13th of March it was announced that Opal cards may be linked to commuter car park spaces, such that private road vehicle identities would become associated with individual mass transit use. The extent and frequency to which individual traveler data is released without a warrant remains poorly documented for the following systems:.
Under Australian law , the following acts are prominent federal law in the area of surveillance. Australia is part of the Five Eyes international surveillance network, run by the United States National Security Agency and generally protected from public scrutiny citing 'national security' concerns.
According to the Canberra Times and cited policymakers, one of the most prominent critics of these agreements was the Australian National University academic Des Ball , who died in October From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Federal electoral system Electoral divisions Political parties Recent elections Federal: Identity verification in relation to pre-paid mobile services".
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