Australia’s largest telecommunications provider has warned a “health scare campaign” about the upcoming 5G mobile network is gaining momentum.
Telstra have called on the government to “quickly and respectfully” address community fears about the network, an inquiry submission says.
A researcher has warned that new 5G capabilities will enhance the sophisticated apparatus of surveillance technologies used by Australian intelligence networks.
The installation of new ‘small cell’ boxes will allow authorities the ability to obtain more precise details for controversial anti-encryption and metadata schemes.
Telco giants have been met with further roadblocks in the race towards 5G, with more regions successfully campaigning to reject future tower proposals.
The Lathlain and Currumbin Valley regions have recently won bids to appeal both tower and mobile base station installations, following on from similar victories in the Sutherland Shire region last month.
The Australian government is in damage control after a loophole revealed councils were subjected to liabilities for fluoridation programs — moving to exclude the toxin from the Therapeutics Goods Act (TGA).
On the latest episode of the General Knowledge Podcast, Ethan Nash from TOTT News and General Maddox from Real News Australia discuss new developments in the fluoridation saga, ‘small cell’ installations blocked, online privacy and more.
Sutherland Shire Council is making a last-ditch effort to stop Telstra mobile phone installations going ahead at Lilli Pilli, Kareela and Engadine.
A council meeting held earlier this week approved an appeal against Telstra mounting ‘small cell’ installations on community infrastructure.