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Protect the privacy of employees

This petition had 1,496 supporters

A young man needs your help. His phone has been tapped and his computer hacked in a campaign of harrasment and intimidation. These crimes have been perpetrated by the executive ranks of a company that has spun out of control.


My name's Doug Gillett and I'm a former employee of APN News and Media.

For the past 18 month I've been looking over my shoulder.

I've got to be honest, it's been a nightmare.

My family is worried about me.

You see, I had the nerve to object to a practice of APN News and Media general managers secretly recording conversations in company vehicles.

I threatened to go to the media.

They didn't appreciate the irony.

Since then, I have been the victim of a campaign of victimisation and harassment that has had a serious impact upon my health.

I took a stand to protect the privacy of this company's employees and have paid a heavy price.

My personal computer has been hacked, my mobile phone tapped and my rubbish and personal belongings rifled through.

Private investigators have placed me under surveillance.

I have been the victim of malicious rumours designed to destroy my reputation and credibility.

I have feared for my personal safety.

I have come away from this situation feeling like I have been raped.

That's the only way I can describe it.

My mind has been raped and these ruthless individuals have my soul in a box down in APN News and Media's Brisbane office.

It's in there with all the phone recordings and surveillance that's been gathered on me.

I feel like I've been held captive. I don't want to do the things I enjoy doing. I don't want to see my mates.

These crimes against privacy and common decency have been perpetrated by the jaded editorial executives of a company that has spun out of control.

Please help protect the privacy of future Australians and send a strong message to APN News and Media that privacy is important by signing the petition.

Yours sincerely,


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