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Coles and Woolworths begin transition to automated workforces

Powerful new automation technologies, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and advanced robotics, are beginning to transform the Australian economy and have now spread to the $3 billion online grocery market.

This week, Coles have announced they will be launching a new “electronic workforce” by 2023, while Woolworths have begun first tests of their new automated warehouse, leaving experts concerned that advancing technologies may cost Australians over five million jobs.

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Australian telcos block access to 4chan, other websites

Australian Internet Service Providers (ISP) have begun blocking access to websites used to host footage of the Christchurch livestream, including 4chan, 8chan, Liveleak, Voat and ZeroHedge.

Telstra, Vodafone and Optus have all announced that various websites will be restricted under ‘sensitive material guidelines’, in a move that has many Australians concerned about growing systems of mass censorship.

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Classroom app ranks students on ‘set behaviours’

A new classroom application that ranks students based on behaviours, allowing teachers to “automate the task of recording classroom conduct” by monitoring and storing data, is raising concerns in Australia.

The program, ClassDojo, has now spread to over 25% of classrooms across the country and is set to expand with continued growth of the educational software market – estimated to be worth almost $8 billion.

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Surveillance technology coming to all new vehicles

Controversial ‘driver assistance technology’, including black-box data recorders, which monitor everything from a vehicle’s speed to ‘driver condition’, could become mandatory for all new cars in Europe after an approval from the EU.

Experts have warned that international ‘standard approvals’ will force Australian companies to import most new model cars with the same surveillance technology installed.

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David Icke blasts “totalitarian Australia” after visa cancellation

David Icke has been banned from entering Australia this week ahead of a planned speaking tour in March, after Jewish groups and government elements lobbied to have his visa cancelled on ‘character grounds’ for a number of topics he discusses.

On the latest episode of the General Knowledge Podcast, David Icke joins us to discuss the event in an unrestricted, independent setting, as he describes some of the reasons he believes he was banned from Australia, the implications on freedom of speech, and blasts what he describes as an emerging “totalitarian Australia”.

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Australian airports begin facial recognition rollout

Perth Airport has become Australia’s second international airport to begin installing new facial recognition smart gates, following an initial pilot trial introduced at Canberra Airport last year.

The Australian government has stated their intended goal is to automate 90% of air traveler processing by 2020, and is on track to replace passports with biometric capabilities after signing new contracts with technology vendors for a national rollout.

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Documents: Australian Government as a privately owned company

It is a question that has been asked for many years now: Is the current Australian Government a legitimate entity of authority in society? Or is it simply a private corporation masquerading as one?

The following is an archive of over 100 pages of documents relating to registration with the SEC of the Australian Government as a privately owned American company.

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Yellow Vests protesters rally across Australia

Thousands of Yellow Vests supporters have staged unified protests across Australia today, delivering messages of resistance to an establishment that has become increasingly monopolized by an oligarchy acting against Australian interests.

Organised by the Australian Yellow Vests Alliance, in conjunction with local groups in many states, the events mark the beginning of a series of ongoing demonstrations to be held demanding systemic change in Australian society.

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Yellow Vests set for national action in Australia

After almost 10 weeks of demonstrations, the Yellow Vests Movement continues to protest in large numbers for systemic change across Europe, with many other countries joining France since opposition to new world globalization commenced.

This weekend, national events have been scheduled across Australia in solidarity with the overseas movement, as many groups unite to identify a variety of key issues that increasingly relate to affairs in this country.

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My Health Record data breached 77 times in 24 months

Australia’s controversial My Health Record program has once again come under scrutiny after it has been revealed data breaches of the system have increased in the last 12 months.

Over a 24 month period, My Health Record documents have revealed 77 data breaches reported to the Australian Information Commissioner, including 42 new breaches recorded since Australians began being automatically enrolled into the system last year.

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