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Connect with your local 5G community action group

5G technology is beginning to be introduced in Australia, despite backlash across the world against an evolving technology that remains largely untested and unregulated for safety concerns.

Are you concerned about 5G? Below is a list of all existing 5G community actions groups across Australia:

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Revealed: 5G tower locations across Australia | Exclusive

5G technology is coming to Australia, and the building blocks are already being established by telecommunications companies to ensure a smooth rollout across the country in 2020.

The following is a complete list of all 5G tower locations across Australia, obtained from the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (ATMA) under fair use and confirmed with site location data from the Radio Frequency National Site Archive (RFNSA).

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5G rollout set for 2020 in Australia

Australia is gearing up for the imminent arrival of 5G technology, with telecommunications companies beginning to trial and introduce new systems ahead of a planned 2020 rollout.

Developed as part of an international digital transformation, 5G represents a significant leap from the capabilities of previous generations of wireless communications, introducing a range of technological possibilities that have many experts warning of potential health risks.

In the following, we explore the pending arrival of 5G technologies in Australia.

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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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Queensland announces trials to replace public transport cards with facial recognition

Public transport commuters in Queensland will be able ‘to use their faces as a ticket to board trains and buses’ in the near future, after it was announced on Thursday that trials will commence to replace the current ‘Go Card’ digital network with facial recognition technology.

Cubic Corporation, the company initially behind the ‘Go Card’, will trial the use of biometric identification technology to enable passengers to pay their fares in a ‘seamless, efficient way’, with card-operated gates to eventually be replaced by machines which scan an individual’s eyes or the unique pattern of veins in the palm of their hand.

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Ministers involved in shredding of ‘Heiner Affair’ papers may be guilty of criminal offence

25 years after allegations of sexual abuse at the John Oxley Youth Detention Centre in the 1980s, Commissioner Tim Carmody, QC, has delivered his final reports on the long-going investigation into the shredding of documents by the Goss Government in 1990. Although the reports found no grounds for cover-up, Queensland Attorney General, Jarrod Bleijie (pictured above) […]

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Hundreds ‘March Against Monsanto’ in Brisbane

The streets of Brisbane were filled today with protesters campaigning against agribusiness giant Monsanto, to raise awareness about an issue that some say is more important than any other – our food, our farmers, our Eco-system and ultimately – our health. TOTT News was present at the Brisbane ‘March Against Monsanto’, an event held in […]

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Mandatory fluoridation in Queensland scrapped

The mandatory addition of fluoride to Queensland water supplies will abolished today following an overwhelming response to a e-petition entitled ‘Ending the practice of fluoridation of Queensland’s water supplies’ on the website of the Queensland Government. The petition, initially started by Robbie Hook, soon gathered the support of Liz Cunningham MP, and began gaining momentum throughout […]

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The expansion of Australian intelligence powers

The telephone and internet data of every Australian will be retained for up to two years and intelligence agencies would be given increased access to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, under a suite of new proposals from Australia’s intelligence community. Revealed in a discussion paper released by the Attorney-General’s Department, the more […]

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Ethan Nash’s open letter to Julia Gillard about GM Wheat in Australia

GM Wheat in Australia. Photo: SOR Dear PM Julia Gillard, I am deeply concerned that the Australian Government is selling a ‘patent’ on our daily bread to foreign biotech corporations. Genetically modified (GM) wheat has been released across five Australian states and territories, and the CSIRO says that GM bread will be on Australian supermarket […]

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