Felicity Ruby is a PhD candidate at Sydney University undertaking research on surveillance and democracy. She was previously advisor to Scott Ludlam for his first six years in the Australian Senate, headed the UN Office for the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and was a policy adviser at the UN Development Fund for Women and at Greenpeace International. Peter Cronau is an investigative journalist and a producer for ABC TV's Four Corners. He has won numerous journalism awards, including the Gold Walkley for his reporting on the political violence in East Timor in 2006. He has also reported for ABC Radios Background Briefing, most recently with the groundbreaking report Pine Gaps role in US warfighting. His forthcoming book is titled The Base: Australias secret role in Americas global wars (ABC Books, 2020).