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Lord Mayor dismisses smart city “conspiracy theorists”

The Lord Mayor of Darwin has defended the launch of new surveillance capabilities in the region, after the nation’s smallest capital city just finished the fastest rollout of ‘smart city’ technologies in the country.

The $10 million “Switching on Darwin” project has rolled out more than 900 “smart” LED lights, 24 environmental sensors, parking sensors, free wi-fi and a network of 138 new CCTV cameras throughout the Darwin CBD.

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Australians set to rally against 5G technology

Australians are fighting back against 5G technology, with local community action groups scheduling a number of protests and forums to oppose the national rollout in the next fortnight.

The following page gives a brief overview of the timeline of 5G technologies in Australia and a list of existing rallies planned across the country,

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Suburbs included in Telstra’s 5G hotspot launch

Australia has taken the first step towards a national 5G digital transition, with Telstra’s new mobile network launching across the country to “improve speed and connectivity” like never before.

Announced at Telstra’s flagship store, the long anticipated 5G network was launched through two new products that have since gone live in selective suburbs.

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NSW region set for RoundUp aerial spraying

Preparations are underway for helicopter spraying of the chemical RoundUp around Port Kembla in New South Wales, just days after a Melbourne man launched Australia’s first lawsuit seeking to blame the weedkiller for his cancer.

The campaign is part of “effective weed management” in the Wollongong region.

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Private developers are buying heritage air rights

The next big thing in real estate investing is ‘air rights’, and the NSW government is capitalising on this trend by approving new abilities to control and develop air space above heritage listed sites.

Concerned citizens say new heritage listed purchases in Sydney are yet another example of unethical overdevelopment in the region, and a means for developers to circumvent planning control laws.

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Connect with your local 5G community action group

5G technology is beginning to be introduced in Australia, despite backlash across the world against an evolving technology that remains largely untested and unregulated for safety concerns.

Are you concerned about 5G? Below is a list of all existing 5G community actions groups across Australia:

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Drugmakers ‘misled consumers’, rules Federal Court

Pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline Australia and Novartis Consumer Health Australasia have admitted they broke consumer laws by misleading shoppers in regard to pain relief products.

The Federal Court has ruled that both GSK and Novartis had breached Australian Consumer Law by making false or misleading assertions in the marketing of Voltaren Osteo Gel and Voltaren Emulgel products.

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Microsoft to trial ‘inclusive language’ autocorrect

Microsoft is set to trial changes to popular ‘Word’ applications, after announcing the company will be harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to boost the use of “inclusive language”.

The program will now work to underline sections of writing that exhibits “language bias”, and will suggest correct recommendations that are more ‘sensitive’.

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Revealed: 5G tower locations across Australia | Exclusive

5G technology is coming to Australia, and the building blocks are already being established by telecommunications companies to ensure a smooth rollout across the country in 2020.

The following is a complete list of all 5G tower locations across Australia, obtained from the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (ATMA) under fair use and confirmed with site location data from the Radio Frequency National Site Archive (RFNSA).

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Australia is developing ‘smart city’ infrastructure

Driven by advancing technologies and infrastructure, smart cities have progressed passed a future concept and are now becoming a reality, with the Australian government currently initiating a new plan to “transform our cities and regional locations”.

The ‘Smart Cities Plan’ will include new mechanisms to monitor and control society with technology, including smart management of infrastructure functions, ground and air sensor devices, CCTV surveillance with facial recognition, ‘sustainable projects’ and more.

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