As part of new stage 4 lockdown restrictions announced this week, Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has cited harsher penalties for those found not to be following COVID-19 directions.
At the direction of health officers, authorities in Victoria can now enter any home without a warrant or permission, and take any action they deem ‘necessary’ to ‘slow the spread’.
From midnight this Sunday, it has been announced all Victorians will be required to wear a face mask when outside their home, regardless of where they live.
Legislation introduced to New Zealand’s parliament will vastly expand the power of state agencies to censor and remove online content deemed “objectionable”.
The culmination of pushes since the Christchurch event, the move will enable the ‘Chief Censor’ to issue takedown notices and create internet filters, concerning privacy advocates.
Woolworths is trialling a new cashless payment system at 11 CBD stores across Melbourne and Sydney, in a move that has sparked outrage.
The announcement comes as Australia’s move towards a cashless society increases amidst a digital transition during national COVID-19 restrictions.
Mornington Peninsula Shire officers have been ordered to investigate health issues surrounding the 5G telecommunications network.