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Lima Declaration: How the UN ended Australian sovereignty

Over 40 years ago, United Nations countries signed an economic death warrant that had an unprecedented effect on the developed world, and set the foundation for a rapid decline of Australia’s most important industries.

In the pursuit of an open world, the Lima Declaration unlocked the gates that sealed the divide between the First World and the Third World, allowing the line to be blurred and Australia integrated into a plantation for exploitation.

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Language of Fear: Attack in Melbourne

Originally posted on Real News Australia:
The mainstream media are the true peddlers of fear. By General Maddox. In a climate of constant media propaganda and spin designed to keep us in a perpetual state of fear, we again see an incident on Australian soil quickly described as a “Terror Attack” by the mainstream media.…

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Revealed: Big Pharma can access My Health Record

Pharmaceutical companies will be allowed to apply to access data from the controversial My Health Record system, a Senate committee hearing has been told by the Department of Health.

Australians have until January 31st to opt-out of the program before over 17 million digital identities are automatically created for medical access.

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Australia’s rapid shift to digital identification and licenses

Australia is helping to lead an increasing transition to the digital era, with some states already offering the option of holding a digital driver’s license, and programs like Digital iD, GovPass and facial recognition systems beginning to take shape on a national level.

As technology and policy towards biometric innovations continues to advance across the world, the inevitability is now clear: Digital identity and instant identification will soon become the new standard, and it is fast approaching.

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Tech alliance unites to condemn new encryption bill

Technology giants and human rights groups have formed an alliance to fight the Australian government’s new encryption bill.

Calling themselves the Alliance for a Safe and Secure Internet, the group consists of industry, consumer and human rights groups, who are criticising the government for attempting to pass legislation that threatens the digital security of Australians.

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The foreign takeover of Australian gas and electricity

There is growing concerns foreign ownership of vital assets in Australia could put national security at risk, after a $13 billion bid by Hong Kong’s Cheung Kong Infrastructure (CKI) for Australia’s east coast gas pipeline network has been cleared by the competition watchdog.

The move is the latest example in an ongoing series of major changes to Australia’s gas and electricity sector over the last decade, which has seen assets privatised and the majority of ownership transferred to foreign corporations.

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Victoria set to introduce new “gender equality bill”

The Victorian government has released details of new draft legislation this week that describes changes to the public sector that will force departments to introduce radical new policies to meet “gender quotas and targets”.

The new plan will include a requirement to develop and provide regular reporting with a ‘Gender Equality Action Plan’ and a 50/50 employee representation quota for most areas of business.

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Parents opt-out of classroom technology amid privacy concerns

Australians have long moved past worrying about whether digital technology has a place in education, with schools, colleges and universities now replete with a catalogue of digital devices, systems and applications.

Because of this ubiquity, educational uses of technology tend to escape critical scrutiny and questioning, and most remain unaware of major privacy concerns raised when exploring how your children’s personal information is collected, stored and used at school.

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Turnbull replaced after Rupert Murdoch visits Australia

Rupert Murdoch, the billionaire media mogul behind News Corp and 21st Century Fox, has visited Australia this month and once again invariably seismic events have been triggered, culminating with the #LibSpill.

Is it any surprise that Malcolm Turnbull has been replaced less than a fortnight after Murdoch arrived here? Of course it isn’t, Ethan Nash argues.

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‘Privacy nightmare’: Concerns over new encryption bill

The Australian government has released details of a new telecommunications bill that grants agencies new powers to access encrypted communications data, including enhancing the obligations of companies to provide assistance and new warrants to covertly obtain evidence directly from devices.

In the following piece, Ethan Nash breaks down the legislation, including historical and technical contexts, details of both major schedules in the drafted legislation, and reasons for concerns associated with the broadened power scope granted.

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