The Sydney Morning Herald has a worrying story on illegal over-reach by the security surrounding the new ASIO building in Campbell.
STUDENTS filming near the controversial new headquarters of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation prompted a late-night police check.
Three media students who were filming a nearby tourist site in Canberra, Blundell’s Cottage, were challenged by two men who appeared to be from the construction site and told that filming was not permitted in the area.
The men took the details of one of the students’ vehicles, and about 11 that night two uniformed Australian Federal Police officers called at his home to check his bona fides.
As long as you’re not on the site it is completely within your rights to photograph the construction.
I think more people need to get down there and do so to make a point.