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Campbell Newman promises $22 million boost for police and surveillance in Queensland

Campbell Newman said the proposals were motivated primarily by the ‘day-to-day fight against organised crime’. Photo: Courier Mail Campbell Newman’s government has made a renewed pitch on law and order in the Queensland election, promising to roll out more surveillance of organised crime and terrorism suspects, more “rapid action” squads and to provide tablet computers […]

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Ordinary citizens at risk of mass arrests during G20, says civil liberties group

Police training before G20 finance ministers summit in Cairns. Photograph: The Courier Mail Ordinary citizens and peaceful protesters who do not understand the depth of special police powers during the G20 summit in Brisbane risk being caught up in mass arrests, the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties (QCCL) has warned. Police will have unusual powers, […]

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New anti-terror law allows ASIO to torture

“Senator Brandis has proven as adept at selling the government’s law-and-order messages as Treasurer Joe Hockey has been at crafting and selling a tough federal budget.” Photo: Glenn Hunt It is not clear why the Attorney-General, George Brandis, believes it is necessary for the Australian government to have the latitude to resort to torture, but […]

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Tasmanian anti-protest bill contravenes Australia’s human rights obligations – UN

Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Maina Kiai. Photo: UN/Jean-Marc Ferré A group of independent United Nations experts have urged lawmakers in Tasmania to refrain from adopting legislation against protests that disrupt businesses, saying the proposed bill would contravene Australia’s human rights obligations. Among other things, the experts […]

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No Heiner trial for Goss ministers: Bleijie

Bleijie decides there will be no trial for former-Goss Ministers. Source: The Courier Mail Ministers for former premier Wayne Goss will not stand trial to explain why they allowed industrial dispute evidence – sought by an Ipswich lawyer 24 years ago – to be shredded. That lawyer was Ian Berry, now the LNP’s Ipswich MP […]

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New government bill to boost ASIO’s digital spying power

Iraqi Turkmen pose with their weapons as they ready to fight against militants. Picture: AFP The federal government will grant sweeping new powers of digital surveillance to ASIO and the nation’s other spy agencies with Cabinet believed to have signed off on a raft of new laws to combat terrorism threats. The Daily Telegraph can […]

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Australia plans for drones to patrol borders

Photo: Drones set to patrol Aussie borders Australia plans to buy seven giant unmanned drones for $3 billion, potentially to help patrol its borders, a report said on Saturday. The unmanned aircraft, with the wingspan of a 737 passenger jet, would primarily be used by the military for spotting enemy ships and planes in a […]

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New law to expand police powers to ‘move on’ protesters

Photo: ACTU president Ged Kearney via www.actu.org.au Unions say a plan to enable police to order people in picket lines and blockades to “move on”, and arrest those who do not, erodes the right to political protest. The Coalition introduced reforms on Wednesday extending police powers to issue “move on” orders to people who prevent […]

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Revealed: Australian spy agency offered to share data about ordinary citizens

NOTE: We apologise for the layout of this page. We are currently unaware of why the formatting is like this, as the ‘reblog’ option automatically does it beyond our control. We are currently trying to fix this. ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE: http://conspiracyoz.com/2013/12/02/revealed-australian-spy-agency-offered-to-share-data-about-ordinary-citizens/

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Tracking technology plan to monitor Queen Street Mall and South Bank visitors via their mobile phones

Controversial tracking technology will be deployed in Brisbane’s CBD under a plan to snoop on visitors’ movements throughout the Queen Street Mall and South Bank. The technology, from UK-based company Path Intelligence, intercepts mobile phone signals to track each person as they move around the area. But while the company insists it doesn’t collect private […]

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