Around 700 jobs at Woolworths will be lost to the rise of new technologies, as the company automates key logistics facilities in Sydney and Melbourne.
Unions have slammed the organisation as “heartless” for deciding to replace warehouse workers with robots, after employees put in extra effort through the coronavirus ‘crisis’.
Extensive surveillance measures introduced across the world during the coronavirus outbreak have widened and become entrenched, digital rights experts say.
Governments across the world have been accused of denting civil rights with the widespread use of techniques such as drone monitoring, contact tracing apps, fever scanners and more.
Queensland will become the next state to introduce a biometric data sharing bill that would be linked to Australia’s national facial recognition database.
Following WA, the moves come despite facial recognition legislation being blocked in November due to privacy concerns, leading some to believe the plan is soon to be resurrected.
Australia’s national death rate is in line with averages recorded over the last five years, despite the government initially projecting between 50,000 and 150,000 victims from COVID-19.
Did lockdowns ‘prevent’ this number? Or does the new discovery add further weight to inconsistencies raised during the coronavirus ‘pandemic’?
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) will be scrapped and replaced by “a completely new system” led by the COVID-19 National Cabinet, Scott Morrison has announced.
The move will not only consolidate further power to centralised channels, but it will also sideline local government and working groups from influencing national decision-making.