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Fall of Democracy: Australia’s growing anti-protest regulations

Federal and state governments have both passed successive legislative amendments in recent years that threaten fundamental rights to protests and freedom of speech in Australia.

The latest installment, amendments to the Crown Land Management Act in Victoria, have been described as “a fundamental attack on democracy”, leaving many experts calling for an audit of increasing draconian measures introduced in the last decade.

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Discussion: Anti-encryption, Yellow Vests, civil dissent and more

Australia has passed anti-encryption legislation that threatens the digital security of the world, Yellow Vest protests take over Europe, while civil dissent laws are set to take effect next year that block protesting on our shores.

On the latest episode of the General Knowledge Podcast, Ethan Nash from TOTT News joins General Maddox from Real News Australia to discuss the latest pressing topics related to digital privacy and civil unrest across the world.

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WA joins ‘No Jab, No Play’ vaccine crackdown

The WA government will give the Health Department powers to ban unvaccinated children from attending school and child care centres as part of ‘No Jab, No Play’ measures expected to take effect on January 1, 2019.

Under the new laws, kindergartens, schools and child care centres will be required to keep up-to-date immunisation records, and the department’s “chief health officer” will have power to “order under-vaccinated children to stay home”.

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Australia’s move towards a cashless society

New reports released by payment industry bodies have revealed Australia’s shift to a digital economy is accelerating, with increasing cashless payments outperforming continuing declines of cash and cheque at an unprecedented rate.

As the trend towards a cashless era continues in Australia, Ethan Nash takes a look at an emerging society that will see the future dollar issued and used with no tangible representation.

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The truth about gun control in Australia

In 1996, Australia passed some of the most restrictive gun laws in the western world, including bans on semi-automatic and self-loading rifles and shotguns, and imposed stricter licensing and registration requirements.

Australians pride themselves on ‘telling it like it is’, but when it comes to gun laws, ‘straight shooting’ often takes a back seat to a determined effort at silencing debate.

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Australia passes controversial anti-encryption laws

The Australian government has passed anti-encryption legislation compelling companies to grant authorities access to encrypted information, in a move analysts say will have vast implications for digital privacy.

The new law, which passed the Senate 44-12 this week, will force companies to reveal technical characteristics of digital systems that could help intelligence agencies exploit weaknesses that have not been patched.

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Discussion: Eugenics, poison in water and food, sterilization and more

Our food, air and water is laced with toxic chemicals, as the once prominent Eugenics movements of Australia have transformed into new age elements influencing major fields of science and medicine today.

This had led to ‘innovations’ in society that inherently dehumanize and sterilize the masses, resulting in a scenario right out of Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’.

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No Jab, No Job: The next step of the vaccination debate? | Opinion

Earlier this year, the Australian government released a directive requiring all staff in “high-risk workplaces” to provide information on their flu vaccination status, including restricting access to work in certain areas for those who refuse to comply.

The move is the latest example in a trend that has seen both public and private sectors introduce policies requiring vaccinations for work, leaving many concerned that immunisation may soon become a mandatory requirement for all employment.

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Smart Home Technology: Thought Police in the 21st Century

From smart meters to smart phones, the world has seen increased development of new technologies over the last decade, allowing companies the ability to slowly become major actors in the world of law enforcement and national security.

As the world enters what technology experts are calling the “fourth industrial revolution”, Ethan Nash explores growing evidence suggesting that smart home technology was designed to be a surveillance intermediary for police and intelligence organisations.

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Lima Declaration: How the UN ended Australian sovereignty

The deal that unlocked the gates of the First World.

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