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National 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’.

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Australian schools are now implementing biometric identification technology

Parents have been told their concerns about privacy are ‘unwarranted’ after being advised children as young as five will have their fingerprints scanned at school as part of a controversial new biometric student attendance record-keeping program being introduced across Australia.

The system, an adaptation of previous programs that were suspended by the government due to privacy concerns, will allow students to register they are at school by placing their finger on a pad.

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How a secretive elite created the EU to build a world government

It has been one week since the world was left in a state of shock following the results of a referendum in the United Kingdom to exit the European Union, with many debates continuing from campaigners about the long-lasting effects a decision like this could have on the world.

In the following feature, Ethan Nash re-examines the history of the EU, from the early days of united trading in Europe, to the rise of a powerful Anglo-American political lobby behind the original campaign, and the vested interests that continue to control the EU and benefit from the current European financial crisis.

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The Fall of Australia: An overview of new ‘anti-terrorism’ legislation

Following a number of counter-terrorism raids and foiled ‘beheading plots’ over the past month, the Australian government has passed a new amendment to existing ‘anti-terrorism’ legislation to combat domestic threats at home, with two more legislative pieces expected to be introduced and passed by the end of the year.

In the following feature piece, Ethan Nash takes an in-depth look at all three stages of the new legislation, including an analysis of how media and government authorities have manipulated public perception, capitalised on pre-conceived fears to erode personal freedoms in unprecedented fashion, and set the catalyst for an Orwellian state to subtlety expand.

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Video: Is conscientious objection to vaccination a form of child abuse?

Dr. Michael Gannon. Source: Perth Now Dr. Michael Gannon, the West Australian President of the Australian Medical Association recently appeared on ABC’s ‘The World Today’ to speak about his concern for an increase decline in vaccination rates in the state. During the interview, he said that parents choosing to not vaccinate their children are committing […]

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Opinion: Australia’s unjustified reaction to the MH17 incident

The aftermath of MH17 tells a tragic story. Source: Direct Matin Almost a week has passed since the MH17 disaster left close to 300 people dead, as the global community continues to mourn in the aftermath of this tragic incident. International media coverage was quick to point the finger at pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine […]

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Australian banks financing companies accused of land grabs, child labour and more

Oxfam report accuses Big 4 of financing illegal activites. Photo: SMH Australia’s leading ‘Big 4’ banks – National Australia Bank (NAB), Commonwealth Bank (CBA), Westpac and ANZ – have been accused of supporting land grabbing, child labour, forced evictions, inadequate compensation, food shortages and illegal logging, according to an Oxfam report released in April. The report, […]

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TOTT News goes Multimedia | FULL DETAILS

A new chapter. Photo: TOTT News TOTT News has taken great pride in bringing our readers the highest quality of contextual, independent, alternative media in Australia for over three years, and we are happy to announce that  midway throughout July – we will be returning to our roots and introducing a multimedia platform via our YouTube […]

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Vodafone admits governments use secret cables to tap phones

Secret wires are monitoring your every detail. Photo: AFP Vodafone, the world’s second largest mobile phone company, revealed today that government agencies are able to listen to phone conversations live and track the location of citizens without warrants. This is done by using secret cables connected directly to the network equipment, and is the latest […]

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No confidence: Thousands march against the Abbott government in Brisbane

Photo: Protesters as far as the eye can see today in Brisbane via March in March social media Around 13,000 protesters have rallied in Brisbane today against the Abbott government, in one of the biggest protests to hit the state in many years. A sea of passionate people flooded through the streets of Brisbane, expressing […]

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