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Australia: “Bosses Use Lie Tests on Staff”

Fiona Hamilton reports on polygraphy in the workplace in Queensland, Australia in this article published in the Courier-Mail. Excerpt: LIE detector tests are the latest weapon for Queensland employers in vetting prospective employees and investigating workplace thefts and frauds. Insurers are also using lie detectors to check the veracity of claims, offering to pay if …

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) Officers to Undergo Lie-Detector “Tests”

Lincoln Wright of the Canberra Times reports that ASIO officers “will be the first to undergo a new trial of lie-detector tests after the Howard Government endorsed a report recommending tougher rules to fix leaks of national security secrets.” Australia should learn from America’s mistakes, not repeat them.