Queensland announces trials to replace Go Card with facial recognition

Public transport commuters in Queensland will be able ‘to use their faces as a ticket to board trains and buses’ in the near future, after it was announced on Thursday that trials will commence to replace the current ‘Go Card’ digital network with facial recognition technology.

Cubic Corporation, the company initially behind the ‘Go Card’, will trial the use of biometric identification technology to enable passengers to pay their fares in a ‘seamless, efficient way’, with card-operated gates to eventually be replaced by machines which scan an individual’s eyes or the unique pattern of veins in the palm of their hand.

The need for traditional nationalism in Australia | Opinion

We can all see that our beloved nation is in deep trouble and we cannot solve a problem using the same thinking that created that problem in the first place. We must identify the root cause of our problems and treat the disease, not just the individual symptoms. We must also be radically realistic in identifying, naming and solving our problems.

In the following opinion piece, Moses Apostaticus explains the need for a root and branch restoration of the nation of Australia.

ABC exposed: Hurricanes not caused by ‘climate change’

After days of destruction and continued media coverage in Australia, Hurricane Irma has now dissipated in most regions, leaving evacuated citizens from states such as Florida sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic to head home and face monumental cleanups.

In the following opinion piece, Ethan Nash takes a look back at how the ABC has covered the discussion, where climate change fits into the equation, and some of the evidence from government departments refuting claims by the media.

The solution to Australia’s ‘flammable cladding crisis’: Hempcrete

It has been revealed this week that thousands of Australian buildings possess the same ‘flammable cladding’ materials seen in the Grenfell fire in London, with body corporate organisations calling on the Federal Government to take preventative action as a result.

Could the solution to ‘Australia’s building crisis’ be right under our noses?

Commonwealth Games: Privacy Commissioner slams facial recognition plans as ‘unprecedented’

Queensland’s Privacy Commissioner has raised concerned over plans to use facial recognition technology to identify suspected ‘terrorists’ during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018.

Biometric identification technology is set to be deployed on the Gold Coast public transport network early next year, including trains, trams and buses at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, to identify potential ‘terror suspects’ before they can interrupt the proceedings.