Could these debilitating Covid restrictions be happening in Australia? In Melbourne?

Debility, dependency and dread

by Alexandra Bruce

Greg Reese has just made a video which summarizes the important points brought forth by Amazing Polly last week in her video, Is This Torture?

 We are under attack by 4th Generation Warfare, which is covert and about which we need to become educated.

 So, here is a remedial session to go over what we have learned.

TRANSCRIPT

 This report is based on Amazing Polly’s recent video, ‘Is This Torture?’

 In her video, Polly examines Amnesty International’s 1973 ‘Report on Torture’ and how it seems to reflect the current response to Covid-19.

 According to Amnesty International’s report, torture is the systematic and deliberate infliction of acute pain in any form by one person on another, in order to accomplish the purpose of the former against the will of the latter.

 The report then uses Biderman’s ‘Chart of Coercion’ to describe the technique. Psychologist, Albert Biderman studied Communist Chinese tactics known as “DDD”: Debility, Dependency and Dread.

 The CIA has been trained to use debility, dependency and dread and according to their 1983 Human Resource Exploitation training manual, many psychologists consider the threat of inducing debility to be more effective than debility, itself.

 With DDD, the debilitated victim becomes dependent upon the torturer and develops a strong fear of anything vague or unknown. Biderman’s chart of coercion lays out the design of DDD. Does any of this sound familiar?

Go to:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/NHFm0fZkW8c0/

 1. Isolation. We see this with quarantine and social distancing and

the prohibition of crowds and large gatherings.

 2. Monopolization of Perception. Corporate mainstream media has monopolized all of pop culture and those on social media who challenged the mainstream narrative are censored. Also listed is restricted movement and monotonous food.

 3. Induced Debilitation and Exhaustion. Gym closures, church closures, losing your job, school closings and wearing masks all day long increased stress and provokes exhaustion and debilitation.

 4. Threats. We are threatened that our own children may be taken away from our homes and that experimental forced vaccines are coming. We are told that more will die if we restart America and we are threatened with tracking chips, contact tracing and a “new normal”.

 5. Occasional Indulgences. Here, we find fluctuations of interrogators attitudes, such as “BLM protests are good”, “Trump rallies are bad,” “Walmart is OK” but “small businesses are not”. The torturer will provide occasional indulgences, such as rewards for partial compliance. “If you just wear a mask, someday we can return to normal.”

 6. Demonstrating Omnipotence and Omniscience. Shutting down the entire global economy was a pretty good demonstration of omnipotence. Huge fines and jail for people not wearing a mask. We see the omniscience with Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates and other official experts.

 7. Degradation. Being called “non-essential” or a “science denier”, being treated as ignorant fools and called names by celebrities for not complying.

 8. Enforcing Trivial Demands. This final step develops habits of compliance. Enforcement of my new rules, such as standing 6 feet apart, following arrows and showing support for violent BLM protests.

 Also, according to the ‘Report on Torture’, many victims become ill as a result of coercion and more than half the illnesses listed in the report can be easily diagnosed as Covid-19, according to CDC guidelines.

 Do you really think that this is all a coincidence or are the people of the world being subjected to an advanced form of torture, coercion and mind-control?

Jacinda ‘Jack’ has been reading from Michelle Obama’s script

TRANNIE GET THE GUNS

Most readers by now would accept it is difficult to shock hardened Cairnsnews editors and contributors but this Youtube clip says it all.

A more difficult question arises. How did she have a baby? The NZ Prime Minister is not only a modern Marxist, but wears the crown of a medical miracle.

Constitutional recognition finished after flag burning urban riffraff turn off taxpayers

Flag-burning mostly young white people posing as hard done by blackfellas marched through Brisbane in monotonous regularity on Saturday looking for a cause on which to vent their pent-up anger as they fumed over three months of Coronahoax lockups and being ignored by mainstream Australians.

Their destination was Musgrave Park in South Brisbane, a perpetual haunt of homeless, drunken Aborigines and whites for the past 60 to 70 years.

Flag-burning Boe Spearim is a useless tool of the Green-Left wanting more and more from the Australian taxpayer. Pic- Green-Left

It has nothing to do with black deaths in custody but has been a youth rebellion rolled into several decades of demonstrations but in more recent times fostered by the extreme agendas of the Greens.

In Saturday’s ABC footage, which would have televised blackfellas had they been there, 80 per cent of the estimated 500 strong crowd are white.

Without any doubt most will be Greens members, supporters and uni students all plundering the public purse.

A spokesman for the mob calls himself Boe Spearim and he looks like he has been on the $30 billion Murri gravy train for some time. He does not give the appearance of any of his relatives in remote communities who actually work.

The mobs of screaming Brisbane riffraff, one could be forgiven for thinking, have been cajoled by deep state socialist operatives within the Labor Party and Greens.

Fortunately for a long-suffering, working Australian public these so-called BLM demonstrations across the nation have set back Aboriginal causes for another decade.

Already Prime Minister Scott Morrison has alluded to not holding a referendum on including Aborigines in the Commonwealth Constitution never mind they are already in it. If he did hold it in the foreseeable future most Australians would reject any more largesse for the Aboriginal industry particularly after the BLM demonstrations in which participants ignored every Covid 19 rule and burnt Australian flags.

For now reconciliation is finished.

https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/recognising-con-constitutional-recognition

Come to Cairns, catch a marlin, see the Reef

Email Dan@bigfishdownunder.com

Italy: sold to Big Pharma

from Children’s Health Defence

A letter to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.  by Dr. Antonietta M. Gatti

Dear Robert,

I don’t know if you are completely aware of the Italian situation. Summarizing everything in a few words, Italy was sold to Big Pharma and has become a huge laboratory where experiments are carried out on the population: adults, children, old, healthy, sick people … it makes no difference, we are all guinea pigs. Now the business, and not just an economic one, is to force 60 million Italians to get vaccinated against COVID, so much so that tens of millions of doses of a product have already been purchased, a product that, in fact, is unknown both in terms of effectiveness and, above all, in terms of side effects. In the meantime, while waiting to receive the goods, a law is being passed according to which everyone, including children, must be vaccinated against the flu (why?), and this in addition to the 10 vaccines that are already mandatory.

Dr Antonietta Gatti: Italy will force every citizen to be vaccinated with a dangerous vaccine for Covid 19, yet the so-called virus has never been isolated by researchers. What will they be injected with? Australians should keep the anti-vax pressure on the Liberals and ALP duopoly which has sold out to Bill Gates

As if that were not enough, many personal freedoms, although guaranteed by the Constitution, have been brutally canceled.

As you know, for years we have been analyzing vaccines, finding them always dangerously polluted and we are contacted daily by families of children damaged by vaccines.

Now, in our parliament there is no longer any difference between majority and opposition and, if the situation remains that of today, we will have no escape.

For some months, a group of highly educated people has formed a

political party called MOVIMENTO 3 V (Movement We Want the Truth about Vaccines). Neither Stefano nor I are members of the party but we have been asked to help them from a scientific point of view, and this is what we are doing.

We would all be very grateful if you could inform your people of what is happening in Italy and if you could write an appeal to encourage the Italians to support the party which, at the present time, is the only possibility of making a voice heard that is different from that of the regime.

Thank you very much and best regards,

Antonietta

P.S. During the lockdown we had no “sudden infant death Syndromes”. After the lockdown, baby vaccination started again  and we had a dead baby in Turin and another child in two twins died and the girl survived but she is an emergency therapy.

Dr. Antonietta  M. Gatti

International Fellow USBE

Visiting Professor to  Int.  Clean Water Institute (Washington, USA),

President of Health, Law and Science Association

Past-Consultant to the Governmental Commission on the depleted Uranium (XVI legislatura)

Undercover Covid-cops raid Qld pub terrorising patrons and publican with a $6672 fine

from Townsville Bureau

Only 2 recorded Covid cases in Brisbane, Queensland as of today

Katter’s Australian Party leader and Traeger MP Robbie Katter has called for the Police Minister to intervene after struggling outback Queensland pubs were slapped with fines at the weekend for breaching COVID-19 social distancing rules.

Mr Katter said it was beyond outrageous that the Palaszczuk Labor Government was presiding over a system that hits outback businesses in the hip-pocket, but gives a free pass to 30,000-plus BLM people attending a single protest in downtown Brisbane.

He is now calling for Police Minister Mark Ryan, or the Premier, to overturn the fines in the interest of community fairness and decency.

Royal Hotel in Roma, Western Queensland hit by undercover Covid-cops terrorising the public and publican with “jackboots” and a $6672 fine, desperately needed by the bankrupt Labor Government (ABC)

“Rural, regional and remote Queensland had been among the hardest hit locations economically during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite many areas not recording a single positive case of the virus,” he said.

“We have been saying all along that it is nonsensical for the outback to be persecuted under the same rules as the city, and now we are seeing this unfairness in reverse.

“The bush has been grossly and unfairly targeted – what are they trying to achieve here?”

According to the ABC, Queensland Police confirmed three businesses at Roma, Injune and Wallumbilla had been fined during a ‘police sting’ where plain-clothes officers were not asked for contact details, and because social distancing was not properly enforced. [1]

Kennedy MP Bob Katter said the weekend’s events were another example of regional Queensland bearing the burden of the south-east corner.

Here it is folks, the first round fired in the upcoming Covid wars where you will need a Covid pass in your pocket to go to public events, cafes, restaurants, public buildings, driving your car and of course now pubs. Welcome to Queensland the police state. “The brainless Chief Health Officer and even more intellectually deficient Premier have been given a truck load of medical evidence from some of the best epidemiologists in the world saying ‘social distancing’ is unnecessary and does not prevent infection by a virus. It is a part of the WHO and Deep State agenda for mass tracking Covi-Pass Immunity Passports and massive 5G facial recognition programs to be rolled out world-wide as espoused by Bill Gates,” Editor

“Once again Brisbane is applying ridiculous rules to regional Queensland that should only apply to the metropolis,” Mr Katter Snr said.

“I mean oh ghee, we’ve had a huge coronavirus outbreak in the town of Injune – the only area that ever needed quarantining was Brisbane. The only cases we got were the ones they sent us.

“Some 150 doctors signed a petition calling for regional areas to be protected off.

“There was never a case for the draconian lockdowns and the destruction of the economy of every regional Queensland town.

“As Slim Dusty’s song goes, ‘I’ve got the pub and general store what’s the use in anymore.’

This is what you will need by 2022 to drive your car or to travel anywhere in Australia or the world, all based on the Coronahoax believed by a lot of dumbed-down Aussies.(MPN News)

“Close the pub and there is no town – it is the very existence of these communities; these pub owners have already suffered a huge financial burden during the last four months, so this could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

“The local coppers traditionally have known policing needs the cooperation of the people.

“This piece of jackbooted Brisbane-ism will be remembered.”

[1] “Roma pub owner criticises plain-clothes Queensland Police officers for COVID-19 fine”, ABC News, June 30, 2020, Retrieved from: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-30/pub-slams-social-distancing-fine-from-plainclothes-police/12403858?fbclid=IwAR0Wi9pFTx5xakWGXUIGIEzXpI15Dyo7wOERgij GGOvFYdXxkF6UghNEvTc

Melbourne: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-30/coronavirus-live-news-covid-victoria-lockdown-queensland-border/12403274

 

Trump realigns job qualifications to get federal govt positions on merit

Australian government and industry should readjust their job qualification to meritorious appointments to ease record unemployment

from the White House

On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to fill job vacancies based on merit, rather than require a minimum level of education for candidates seeking open positions. The order rightly recognizes that a job candidate with several years of relevant experience may be just as qualified, if not more so, than one who has collected a stack of advanced degrees.

“Employers adopting skills- and competency-based hiring recognize that an overreliance on college degrees excludes capable candidates and undermines labor-market efficiencies,” the order reads. “Currently, for most Federal jobs, traditional education — high school, college, or graduate-level — rather than experiential learning is either an absolute requirement or the only path to consideration for candidates without many years of experience.”

The order still allows federal agencies to prescribe minimum educational requirements for job candidates if the degree is legally required by the state or local government where the federal employee will be working. Additionally, they may consider a candidate’s education if the degree “directly reflects the competencies necessary” to do the job.

Trump signs Executive Order to allow those without formal qualifications but equivalent experience to get a government job

In other cases, agencies must fill job openings based on the “specific skills and competencies” that the positions require. An agency seeking a computer programmer will not be allowed to turn away a candidate with several years of relevant programming experience simply because he hasn’t had the time or money to go back to school for a master’s degree.

Instead, federal agencies will develop assessment practices to determine a candidate’s skills and qualifications for the job. These may take the form of formal skills tests or some other means of assessment, but cannot rely only on job candidates’ self-evaluations of their skills. Changes to job classification and qualification standards will take effect within 180 days.

The administration’s move strikes a blow against credential inflation, the phenomenon of increasing education requirements for job openings even though the skills required to do those jobs have not meaningfully changed. A 2017 Harvard Business School report found that postings for dozens of common jobs now typically request bachelor’s degrees, even though a majority of people currently working in those jobs do not have a college education. Examples of jobs that have suffered from credential inflation include lower-level managers, secretaries and administrative assistants, and child care workers.

Credential inflation shuts out experienced, qualified job candidates who are perfectly capable of filling certain roles simply because they lack the right piece of paper. It also deprives employers of a pool of talent. Most perniciously, it convinces young jobseekers that they need a bachelor’s degree or even a graduate degree to succeed in the labor market, forcing them to spend tens of thousands of dollars and years of their lives pursuing unnecessary credentials.

The federal government has been among the worst drivers of credential inflation. Nearly 30% of federal workers now have a master’s degree, up from just 15% a quarter century ago. Though degree requirements for private sector jobs have also increased, credential inflation in the federal civil service has been especially pronounced. As the nation’s largest single employer, it’s fitting for the federal government to lead the way in questioning whether such intensive education requirements are necessary.

People with lower levels of education have been hit hardest by the current recession. Unemployment rates for those without college degrees have soared into the double digits. Historically, credential inflation has accelerated during recessions as employers take advantage of the weak labor market to ratchet up degree requirements on open job postings. This makes it even harder for people without college degrees to find well-paying jobs.

It doesn’t have to be that way again. Governments and private employers alike should recognize that unnecessary degree requirements are not just unfair to qualified workers without sheepskins, but also a self-inflicted handicap on their own ability to find great employees in the broadest talent pool possible. The administration’s executive order is an important first step toward reversing credential inflation in the federal civil service and in the broader labor market. Hopefully other employers will follow.

Class action against mandatory medication – join up

Letter to the Editor

A Melbourne based lawyer named Serene Teffaha from https://advocateme.com.au is running a class action against the Federal Government over mandatory medication.

Having engaged numerous lawyers over the years, she seems to be legit and reasonable with her fees.
Check out her video here and maybe contact her with the view to adding a few more to her action that will reduce the cost to everyone.  She plans on placing documents before the High Court  about mid August.
from Alan Mason
NSW

New Zealand’s newest political party to oppose PM Adern’s emerging police state

THE New Zealand Public Party leader is under threat from possible shadowy state actors behind International Socialist Jacinda Ardern’s medical dictatorship legislation.

Bill Te Kahika’s new party NZPP to take on PM Ardern’s medical police state

NZPP is New Zealand’s newest political party and is being led by businessman and musician Billy Te Kahika, son of famous Kiwi rock-blues guitarist Billy TK.

The party, which is only a few weeks old gathered up its required 550 members in one week and a recent Te Kahika broadcast on Facebook attracted some 50,000 views.

NZPP has recently held eight well supported meetings around North Island towns and cities including Wellington and Auckland.

The party is a classic populist movement exposing and fighting Agenda 20-30 and big government controls on land use, corporate control of food production, big pharma corruption and the scamdemic.

But Te Kahika’s current greatest concern is the draconian legislation of Jacinda Ardern’s government to legalize police-state powers under the cover of COVID-19 tracking.

The COVID-19 Public Health Response Bill passed 63 to 57 in May gives police sweeping powers to enter homes without warrants.

Jacinda Ardern can expect strong opposition to her emerging police state

The Act allows the Health Minister to issue an order to allow police or “enforcement officers” to close certain premises or roads, ban certain types of travel or congregations, or require people to be physically distant or to stay at home.

It allows warrantless searches of private property “if there is a reasonable belief that the alert level rules were being broken”.

 

Meanwhile Te Kahika says he is not indulging in political stunts when warning of threats.
He has military intelligence credentials from his time in the NZ Army and is well aware of real threats or otherwise.

He told his followers in a Facebook video feed he would be contacting NZ intelligence agencies and police over the threats.
“We’ve had very serious warnings by someone in the know,” he said.
https://www.facebook.com/billy.tekahika

 

 

Local Government and ATO statutes apply only to employees of these entities

Letter to the Editor

As I see it –

Karl Marx Communist Manifesto

1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents (land taxes, council rates)
of land to public purposes.
.
The “rent” on your property in Australia is in the form of an illegal tax which if not paid over a period of 3 years the “Local Government’ is obliged to hold an auction sale for the recovery of the money owed. So who owns the house and land?
“The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is an Australian government statutory agency…..”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Taxation_Office

Where are the statutes to be found?
.
http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/files/TaxpayersCharter.pdf
.
Similarly where are the Commonwealth of Australia governments statutes authorising a 3rd tier of government?

Former Liberal Attorney General George Brandis QC, refused to respond to a challenge against the legality of the ATO.

Section 109 of the Australian Constitution states:

“When a law of a State is inconsistent with a law of the Commonwealth, the latter shall prevail and the former shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be invalid.”

Because the state Parliaments of Australia are subject to the Commonwealth Parliament and also subject to the Commonwealth Constitution, the states cannot lawfully impose a ‘Land Tax’, ‘only the Commonwealth Government holds such taxation authority’.

“The very same applies to local governments continuance and application of rates and taxes issued on their behalf”

(State governments cannot be awarded powers from the commonwealth that are not theirs to hand over)

Until the states of Australia can provide a legal authority either from the High Court of Australia; or from the Federal Government giving authority to raise taxes, to comply with your intentions would be in breach of the law itself, that you are bound to uphold.

All local government has been constitutionally illegal since 3-9-88 when there was a referendum to incorporate local Government into the Australian Constitution, and prior to the referendum, there has never been any implied legality.

This means that all local government authorities now operate without a lawful head of power. The legal bind is that states cannot retain legislation that condones any form of local government.

Thus all levels of government are operating illegally ignoring the instructions of the people. If the government will not obey the Constitutional Will of The People and thus democratic law, why should the people obey parliamentary law? The precedent has been set.

FURTHERMORE Local Government Rates are deemed a tax thus no GST is applicable.

Clearly in sections 51 and 52 of the Constitution and from the Constitutional Commission (1985 – 1988) report that the power of taxation is held exclusively by the Federal Parliament. No states have authority under the constitution to impose a tax. Clearly in sections 51 and 52 of the Constitution and from the Constitutional Commission (1985 – 1988) report that “The power of taxation is held exclusively by the Federal Parliament.” Thus Local Government Rates being a tax are unlawful and in breach of the constitution.

4. Unless we receive a “Rates Notice” from the ‘Commissioner for Taxation council rates are INVALID and UNLAWFUL.

BUT – The ATO is an agency of the Commonwealth.

STATEMENT by former Attorney General to prevent validity of ATO from scutiny

Attorney-General – George Brandis QC

Database

Senate Hansard, Monday, 28 November 2016
Page: 3323

“………..Nevertheless, because a constitutional issue had been raised, a notice under section 78B of the Judiciary Act went to the Commonwealth, as well as to the states and territories, asking if the Commonwealth wished to intervene in the proceedings. It is important to point out that although the ATO is an agency of the Commonwealth it is a different legal personality. It nevertheless represents the interests of the Commonwealth in protecting the revenue. It is not automatic that the Commonwealth intervenes in proceedings every time it receives a section 78B notice. Every section 78B notice is assessed according to its own particular facts………………”

http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/rp/rp1011/11RP10

http://www.markmaldridge.com

https://markaldridge.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/the-australian-constitutions-validity-local-government-and-law/

….Relatively low key but highly symbolic Commonwealth support of local government continued during the Howard Liberal–National Government (1996–2007). A significant local government initiative of the Howard years was the Roads to Recovery program, which provided funds direct to local governments to upgrade, construct and maintain local roads. Begun in 2000, some $1.2 billion dollars was spent on Roads to Recovery grants by May 2005, and a further $1.23 billion was subsequently committed for the 2005–06 to 2008–09 fiscal period.[45] This program benefited many rural and regional councils, a reflection, perhaps, of an old national ideal identified by political scientist Judith Brett:

Built into the notion of what it was to be an Australian was an idea of shared access to basic services, a shared minimum standard of living, no matter where you lived.[46]

The rhetoric behind the Roads to Recovery scheme included a slightly ‘Whitlamesque’ concern for fostering local ‘agency’ and expeditious outcomes without state involvement: ……

http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/rp/rp1011/11RP10

Public Service Act 2008 Section 24 Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 The Queensland Public Service

What is a government entity

1. (a)  a department or part of a department; or
2. (b)  a public service office or part of a public service office; or
3. (c)  an agency, authority, commission, corporation, instrumentality, office, or other entity, established under an Act or under State authorisation for a public or State purpose; or
4. (d)  a part of an entity mentioned in paragraph (c); or
5. (e)  another entity, or part of another entity, declared under a regulation to be a government entity; or
6. (f)  a registry or other administrative office of a court of the State of any jurisdiction.

(2) However, each of the following entities is not a government entity— (a) a local government; etc

Therefore corporate Local government is like the corporate ATO which has no Commonwealth Constitutional authority and is therefore an agency of the Commonwealth and States. Local Government and ATO Acts are only corporate statutes, and only apply to the employees of that private company (Corporations Act 1990 Sec 8).

from Kev Crisscross,

Brisbane

Dutton our drongo spy boss

DictatorshipWorld leaders per capita, Australia’s 25M population supports 54 spy agencies watching and listening everyday. All sanctioned by late night government bills passing in the name of national security without accountability.

Dutton is our Ian Flemming’s “M” (MORON) licensed dill.

Dictatorship in disguise is alive and well. If it were not factual one could be forgiven for  assuming it was a full colour academy awarded Walt Disney comedy production.

Touching but the surface referencing your privacy and freedom violation by corrupt government, take heed of the following information,  ask your self the question – “am I feeding votes to a political machine destroying my freedom”?.

 

Information from “Sydney Criminal Lawyers” Australia’s Leading Criminal Defence firm

Peter Dutton

Dutton the Drongo failed cop now our “M” for moron Spy boss, a dangerous man to fear by all Australians

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has been absent from the media spotlight in recent times, ever since he contracted coronavirus.

And many are asking where the man at the helm of curtailing civil liberties on a federal level has been in the midst of the current pandemic.

The man at the helm of the surveillance state

Mr Dutton has been credited with proposing a wide range of laws designed to increase the power of authorities at the expense of individual liberties.

Among these, are proposed laws which would result in prison time for those who fail or refuse to hand over their passwords or PINs when requested to do so by authorities.

Peter Dutton says these types of laws are needed to help police catch criminals who are hiding behind encryption technology – a line we have heard many times before as the country’s law makers put in place draconian measures to grant police and other authorities surveillance powers that encroach upon our privacy.

Under the proposals, people who are not even suspected of a crime would face a fine of up to $50,000 and up to five years’ imprisonment for declining to provide a password to their smartphone, computer or other electronic devices.

Furthermore, anyone (an IT professional, for example) who refuses to help the authorities crack a computer system when ordered will face up to five years in prison. If the crime being investigated is terrorism-related then the penalty for non-compliance increases to 10 years in prison and/or a $126,000 fine.

Tech companies who refuse to assist authorities to crack encryption when asked to do so, will face up to $10 million in fines. What’s more, if any employee of the company tells anyone else they have been told to do this, they will face up to five years in gaol.

Under the legislation, foreign countries can also ask Australia’s Attorney General for police to access data in your computer to help them investigate law-breaking overseas.

Australia’s hyper-legislative response to September 11

Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, the Australian parliament has responded to the threat of terrorism here and overseas by enacting more than 80 new laws and  amending existing laws – many of them with wide-reaching consequences, such as the terrorism laws used to conduct raids on journalist Annika Smethurst’s home and the ABC’s head offices, as well as charge former military lawyer and whistleblower David Mc Bride with offences that could see him spending the rest of his life in gaol.

Controversial metadata laws too, introduced in 2015, seriously impact our personal privacy requiring telecommunications companies to retain metadata including information on who you call or text, where you make calls from, and who you send emails to.

The problem is that once these kinds of extraordinarily heavy-handed powers are legislated, they are very seldom retracted or rescinded. In many cases, over time, they are expanded. Australia’s oversight body the Australian Law Reform Commission can review laws that are already in place, but it has limited powers which only enable the commission to make recommendations for change, not to actually change the laws themselves.

Police already have the power to seize a phone or laptop if you have been arrested.

Border Force has even more extensive seize and search powers.

The extensive powers of border force

In 2018, Border Force made headlines after intercepting an British-Australian citizen travelling through Sydney airport seizing his devices.

Nathan Hague, a software developer was not told what would be done with his devices, why they were being inspected or whether his digital data was being copied and stored. He believes his laptop password was cracked.

Australian Border Forces have extensive powers to search people’s baggage at Australian airports. These are contained in section 186 of Customs Act 1901 (Cth). These include opening baggage, reading documents, and using an X-ray or detection dog to search baggage.

The Customs Act allows officers to retain an electronic device for up to 14 days if there is no content on the device which renders it subject to seizure. And if it is subject to seizure, the device may be withheld for a longer period.

ABF officers have the power to copy a document if they’re satisfied it may contain information relevant to prohibited goods, to certain security matters or an offence against the Customs Act. A document includes information on phones, SIM cards, laptops, recording devices and computers.

LINK:

https://www.sydneycriminallawyers.com.au/blog/peter-dutton-proposes-prison-for-refusing-to-provide-passwords/?outbrain&dicbo=v1-cf027f6fc4f15cc5c16a0336f42e0bea-00f1177e141016af6132f473e71ae24373-g5rwcmjsg4ydmllbmvsdsljuguytsllbgzsdqljrha3ggnbug5tdeobrgy

 

Foreigners own 20 per cent of Australian water rights – up 6.7 per cent in one year

Mindless farmers continuing to support the LNP can expect more of the same

THE amount of foreign owned agricultural properties and water entitlements in Australia continues to skyrocket, with the newly released Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) figures for the 2019 financial year revealing nearly 20% of Queensland’s water entitlements are now foreign owned – a 6.7% increase in just one year.

Kennedy MP, Bob Katter said the figures made him sick to the stomach, but didn’t surprise him in the slightest knowing the traitors who were running the country.

“As outrageous as the figures are, they are wildly inaccurate,” he said.

“They don’t take into account the shareholding of Australian companies that belong to foreigners, which would make the overall foreign ownership of water entitlements and land much higher.”

Bob Katter warns foreigners now own 9044 Australian farming properties, up 3.8%

The 2019 financial year FIRB report showed the amount of foreign held water entitlements in Australia was up by 1.9%, to 10.5% of overall water entitlements, and the number of agricultural properties with a level of foreign interest was up 3.8% to 9,044 properties nationwide.

Mr Katter introduced The Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment (Strategic Assets) Bill 2020 to the Federal Parliament earlier this year to keep Aussie water, strategic assets and land in Aussie hands.

“If the Government has any sense of sovereignty or national pride they’ll bring on the Bill for a vote at the next sitting and support it,” he said.

“On behalf of the Australian people we say no more foreign ownership. Nearly everyone I meet is sick of the sale of our assets including the Port of Darwin, Ord Stage II and Stage III, much of the Murray-Darling Basin and four of our biggest farms.”

– Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Report as at 30 June 2019 – https://firb.gov.au/sites/firb.gov.au/files/2020-06/2019-rfo-agriculturalland.pdf

– Register of Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements as at 30 June 2019 – https://firb.gov.au/sites/firb.gov.au/files/2020-05/2019-rfo-water-entitlements.pdf