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Census 2016: ‘The most significant invasion of privacy ever perpetrated on Australians’

For more than 100 years, the Census has “provided a snapshot of Australia, showing how our nation has changed over time and allowing us to plan for the future.”

However, as Australians prepare to partake in the latest Census tomorrow, there has been some concerning new changes to the process that has outraged citizens and privacy advocates, as Ethan Nash explains.

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How the government and media benefits from the Sydney Siege | Opinion

Tony Abbott and his wife Margie at the memorial service. Photo: Malaysian Insider Australians awoke Tuesday morning to reports that a 16 hour siege in the heart of Sydney’s CBD by Man Haron Monis had finally come to an end, with police fatally engaging the suspect holding 17 hostages in Lindt Cafe. The aftermath has left […]

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Thousands march across Brisbane in opposition to the G20 Summit

Numbers were strong in Brisbane. Photo: TOTT News This weekend, upwards of 3,000 people marched across Brisbane in opposition to the G20 Leaders’ Summit currently taking place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center. The protesters – including indigenous groups, anti-capitalists, opponents to transnational corporations and many more – rallied in unison, sending an emphatic […]

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2014 G20 Coverage: Peoples’ Summit in Brisbane | TOTT News

The Peoples’ Summit is be a three-day festival of symposiums, idea-sharing, art, creative activities, education and action. It is taking place in various locations in Brisbane November 12-14, before the G20 Leaders Summit. This event aims to bring together local and international thinkers to collaborate on broad themes: The Economy: Growth vs Sustainability, Environment, Climate […]

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Discussion: What you need to know ahead of the 2014 G20 Summit

Scenes at marches over the last week paint a picture of what is to come. Photo: Courier Mail It’s finally here: The week long schedule of collective events for the 2014 G20 Summit kicks off in Brisbane today, and it is imperative that everyone who lives or plans to be in Brisbane understands the new […]

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TOTT News: Exclusive coverage of the 2014 G20 Summit in Brisbane | DETAILS

TOTT News – Presenting independent, alternative coverage of the G20 Summit in Brisbane One of the biggest weeks in Brisbane; one of the largest events to ever take place in Australia: As preparations for 2014 G20 Leaders’ Summit begin to take shape, and the city is rapidly transformed in anticipation of guest arrivals from the […]

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Ordinary citizens at risk of mass arrests during G20, says civil liberties group

Police training before G20 finance ministers summit in Cairns. Photograph: The Courier Mail Ordinary citizens and peaceful protesters who do not understand the depth of special police powers during the G20 summit in Brisbane risk being caught up in mass arrests, the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties (QCCL) has warned. Police will have unusual powers, […]

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Analysing Mass Media: Globalization and Technology | Part II

Successive revolutions in technology, coupled with an emergence of new global communities, have created a rapidly evolving communication system of news and media that reflects and influences nearly every aspect of collective society today.

In the second installment of our series, we take a look at how the emergence of globalization and a rapid development of technology in the last decade have allowed news companies to consolidate information to be transmitted on a world scale.

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Opinion: Australia’s unjustified reaction to the MH17 incident

The aftermath of MH17 tells a tragic story. Source: Direct Matin Almost a week has passed since the MH17 disaster left close to 300 people dead, as the global community continues to mourn in the aftermath of this tragic incident. International media coverage was quick to point the finger at pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine […]

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No Heiner trial for Goss ministers: Bleijie

Bleijie decides there will be no trial for former-Goss Ministers. Source: The Courier Mail Ministers for former premier Wayne Goss will not stand trial to explain why they allowed industrial dispute evidence – sought by an Ipswich lawyer 24 years ago – to be shredded. That lawyer was Ian Berry, now the LNP’s Ipswich MP […]

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