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Facial recognition ‘incompatible with a free society’, privacy groups warn

Australia’s leading privacy and civil liberties organisations have condemned the decision by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to provide all images from state and territory driver’s licence databases to a national facial biometric capability system.

The organisations, including the Australian Privacy Foundation, Digital Rights Watch, Queensland Council for Civil Liberties, NSW Council for Civil Liberties, Liberty Victoria, South Australian Council for Civil Liberties and Electronic Frontiers Australia, have called the comprehensive facial recognition database ‘unnecessary’ and ‘fundamentally incompatible with a free and open society’.

Premier Hodgman on ‘anti-terrorism’ changes: “This is the new world order”

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has assured Australians that national facial biometric matching capability would “only bring existing arrangements into real time”, after the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to a suite of new ‘anti-terrorism’ measures yesterday.

As the mainstream establishment continues to dismiss privacy concerns of advocates across the country, Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman seemingly showed no reserve in support of the overhaul, declaring “we live in very uncertain times” and “this is the new world order”.

Exclusive: Australia and the Sydney Siege False Flag | TOTT News

The #SydneySiege ‘hostage crisis’ occurred on December 15th-16th in 2014 when a lone gunman, Man Haron Monis, held hostage ten customers and eight employees of a Lindt chocolate cafe located at Martin Place in Sydney, Australia.

After extensive research on the chain of events in Martin Place, the Australian Roundtable Podcast significantly examined the official story, including initial discussions on who benefited from the events and media coverage on the day, to more comprehensive work such as conflicting witness testimonies and scientific rebuttals to government claims.

How the government and media benefits from the Sydney Siege | Opinion

Tony Abbott and his wife Margie at the memorial service. Photo: Malaysian Insider Australians awoke Tuesday morning to reports that a 16 hour siege in the heart of Sydney’s CBD by Man Haron Monis had finally come to an end, with police fatally engaging the suspect holding 17 hostages in Lindt Cafe. The aftermath has left

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