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Heavy vehicle blitzkrieg to kick off in May, according to federal ministers McCormack, Buchholz and the NHVR
Not only are each state’s truck tyrants after owner drivers and independents now the LNP and Labor’s federal troopers are lining up along the road to go through your truck.
Do the Linfox or Toll trucks qualify for this unnecessary intrusion into the country’s hard-pressed, independent transport operators battling unchecked fuel prices while they go through the roof again?
It will be off the road for a stated, minimal 45 minutes for large fleet-owners and ten to one the owner operators will get many hours penance and huge fines if not put off the road altogether.
This bureaucratic overplay is a result of thousands of chair polishing idiots sitting in parliament house without any gainful production other than to devise ways of cruelling the nation’s crucial transporters. Naturally at the behest of the magnates.
There should be another nationwide halt of every truck for 48 hours or however long it takes to stop the strangling of independent operators and to get excessive government out of industry.
Assistant minister for road safety and freight transport Scott Buchholz said:
“From next month the NHVR will undertake the second National Roadworthiness Survey, which will check the mechanical health of Australia’s heavy vehicle fleet.
“Authorised officers from the NHVR and partner agencies across Australia will conduct a mechanical inspection of 8,000 heavy vehicles including trucks, buses and other special purpose vehicles.”
Australian farmers have long complained they are the most over-regulated industry on earth, but the authoritarian LNP/ALP duopoly wants to outdo its road train loads of shocking, costly farm regulations with an all out assault on truckies already overburdened with the most complicated, convoluted transport regulations on earth.
The roadside troops have long modeled themselves on the SS, tearing truck cabins and loads apart without any accountability leaving distraught drivers with a spelling mistake in their log books thousands of dollars worse off and accruing so many demerit points on their licences they can no longer drive, thus dysfunctioning as a breadwinner for their families.
Sooner or later the corporate system of Australian government will collapse under the enormous weight of its unconstitutional, fascist-styled policies.
The United States corporation is in its death throes making way for President-elect Donald Trump to re-emerge and to restore constitutional sanity to Capitol Hill.
Australia, legally as the 52nd state of America will simply fall into line.
Another Marxist initiative by the comrades of the Queensland Labor Party:
3,964 DEAD 162,610 Injuries: European Database of Adverse Drug Reactions for COVID-19 “Vaccines”
Doctors Around the World Issue Dire WARNING: DO NOT GET THE COVID VACCINE!! [1
British casualties of the experimental mRNA jab
from Kev Crisscross
by Anna Von Reitz
Apparently, they did a process in Australia that is very similar to what they did here (US), except that what they did there started from the basis of a Constitutional Monarchy— which, as it has never been repealed, remains the basis for the land and soil jurisdiction of Australia, even though they are running Australia as a corporation structure in the international jurisdiction of the sea and are enslaving Australians in that foreign jurisdiction just as they were caught enslaving Americans in the same domain.
This, I think, goes to the heart of the Queen’s behavior revealed in JAH v. Regina — of taking the
Coronation Oath, and then, three days later, assuming the Chair of the Estates instead of the Throne.
There is something very peculiar going on with the Throne and it may be that the Throne itself has been lost or compromised in some way so that it is not viable for the Queen to exercise its offices, but whatever it is — debt, blackmail, fraud — it is standing in the way of the British Government functioning properly, and that leads to the government of Australia being in a Mess also.
My understanding of the British system is still fledgling compared to my knowledge of the American system, — but it is my understanding that in the British Land Law, all land and soil is held by the Queen in Trust, but she does that with multiple Trusts—- there are the various National Trusts which hold historic places for preservation purposes– castles and so on, that would otherwise fall into disrepair, parks and nature conservancies, etc. and there is the Public Trust which consists of infrastructure of Great Britain — the railways, train stations, harbors, bridges, docks, public utilities, etc., and there is the Queen’s Trust which includes all the land of Great Britain — with land defined as everything six inches and below of the soil. As a result, any building in Britain that has a foundation belongs in part to the Queen, which severely limits the definition of “private property” to moveable sheds, motorhomes, and caravans, etc. Finally, there is the Commonwealth Trust which the Queen manages for the Roman Catholic Church — an arrangement that has been in place since the days of King John.
So let’s look at the Commonwealth Trust which consists of Commonwealth land and properties. The Commonwealth tradition began with William the Conqueror who set aside church properties in England (Roman Catholic Church at that time, of course) and added lots of scraps of waste land and all the cemeteries to the Church’s properties. The idea was to give the Church marginal land in its parishes to turn into worthwhile holdings using the slave labor of mendicants and others dependents on the Church’s dole—- for example, donate a swamp to the Church and then the Monks and Brothers together with able-bodied beggars and indigents that the Church cared for, would work to drain the swamp and turn it into arable land, which they would then use for — an apple orchard, a bee apiary, pasture, herb garden, or sheep pen for example — and thereby improve the value of their holdings and gain a basis to support their charitable works.
By: Rossleigh – Australian Independent Media Network
Scott Morrison has had a really successful year! I know this, and not just because the media keep telling me what a great year he’s had.
Compare his year with Peter Dutton who, at the start of the year, wanted Border Force to be the unquestioned ministry in charge of everything, had to announce that they had nothing to do with keeping our borders safe when it came to quarantine. Or, indeed anything that didn’t involve leaky boats.
Or compare it with Alan Tudge who got caught with his proverbial pants down and ended the year being given the Education Ministry as punishment. (Just before the lawyers get consulted, I’m not talking about Tudge’s personal life here. I’m referring to the way his conduct was described as “criminal” by a judge, which must have reminded some people of when he, Michael Sukkar and Greg Hunt all had to apologise for their comments, so that they weren’t found guilty of contempt of court.) While some suggested that Tudge should have lost his position on the front bench for any number of reasons, nothing he did was a hanging offence.
Undoubtedly you’ve heard that expression before and guess it could explain why no Coalition ministers ever lose their portfolio when it’s established that their actions were the result of incompetence or corruption. “Minister Miscreaent did overlook his purchase of property in the area and failed to declare his conflict of interest before overseeing a change that resulted in a large windfall but he has since updated his assets appropriately and this certainly not a hanging offence.” Given that – in Australia – there is no capital punishment, even for murder, then nothing actually IS a hanging offence, so obviously if there are no hanging offences, then there is no crime or misdemeanour for which a minister could be regarded as having gone too far.
Yes, the expression “not a hanging offence” is silly but not as silly as the phrase “gold standard”. When Scott Morrison said that he wasn’t worried about the recent COVID-19 outbreak in New South Wales because they were the “gold standard”, I worried that our PM had no Understanding of what the term gold standard means. Simply, it’s a monetary system where a country’s currency or paper money has a value directly linked to gold. The USA abandoned it under Nixon and, in 2020, no country uses it. So was Morrison suggesting that NSW approach to the virus was something out-of-date and obsolete or was he suggesting that it was backed by gold?
Either way, one has to conclude that he thinks that Gladys has had the same sort of great year that he’s had. To recap briefly on why it’s been such a great year for ScoMo:
- He began the year in trouble, not merely for going off to Hawaii while the nations burned, but for having his office lie about it.
- HIs explanation of not being the one to hold a hose, led to some ribald comments and lots of mocking.
- He attempted a reset with lots of photos of maps and firefighters, where he was pointing in a way that suggested he had something to contribute, leading to various media outlets telling us that he’d learned his lesson.
- His attempt to shake the hands of unwilling people undercut his attempt at empathy, leading to suggestions that his empathy coach may, in fact, have been Andrew Bolt.
- With the outbreak of COVID-19 in Australia, he got to show his true leadership by telling us that there was nothing to worry about and that he was going to the football, but because of potential backlash, he changed his mind.
- He told us that schools were safe just before a number of schools were shut down because of the outbreaks of the virus.
- The auditor-general released a scathing report about how taxpayer funds were used in the lead-up to the previous election prompting the phrase “sports rorts” to be used everywhere except for Parliament where the term was deemed unacceptable.
- He left various people out of JobKeeper such as university staff
- He told us that we couldn’t stay under the doona forever.
- He showed that even though Australia was a small nation who couldn’t possible take the lead or even influence any action on climate change, we could be the world leader when it came to demanding an inquiry into China and the Coronavirus.
- His government failed to deliver the promise surplus in the May budget, but they did at least not have a deficit because they announced that there was really no point to doing a budget when they had no idea what was going on.
- He announced a big package for the Arts which we later discovered wouldn’t be delivered until they were back up and running and no longer needed money as desperately.
- He handled the escalating trade problem with China by telling them that they were wrong about everything.
- China has now stopped taking our coal as well as barley, wine and other imports.
- It was discovered that very little money had been spent on bushfire relief.
- Various ministers showed themselves to be corrupt, incompetent or both.
- Robodebt was settled, but the government still insisted they’d done nothing wrong every through they paid out over a billion dollars.
- His government delivered the largest deficit in our history and went deeper into debt than all the previous federal governments combined which people agreed was necessary because of the pandemic.
- His government announced that they wouldn’t be worrying about budget repair until unemployment was back down to appropriate levels.
- Some of his photoshoots are so obviously staged that it’s embarrassing, but in the most recent ones, the idea that standing by oneself in the country with your hands in your pockets seems to suggest that one is wanting to be a model for R.M Williams and not that one is a man of the people who belongs in the bush.
- There’s so many more things to add to this list that I could keep going for an hour and someone is bound to write one I forget in the comments that I’m just going to say “and the rest”.
So, all things considered, Morrison has had a great year. In spite of doing things that would have had the media calling for rioting in the streets, he has been congratulated, praised and has a high approval rating in the polls. Yes, the fact that he’s made just about every mistake in the book and it’s only been the premiers and the National Cabinet that’s saved him from himself. he’s still PM.
Anybody who’s managed to demonstrate such incompetence, with so many mis-steps and such a lack of empathy and not only keep their job, but actually have the media talk about them having a great year, has certainly had a great year…
An Austrian parliamentary member exposed the defectiveness of the government’s COVID-19 tests by demonstrating in the parliament how a glass of Coca Cola tested positive for COVID-19.
In footage from the meeting in Vienna Friday, FPO General Secretary Michael Schnedlitz brings a glass of Coca Cola to the podium, from which he proceeds to collect drops to use on an antigen rapid test being used on a mass scale.
After going to the lectern and starting his speech, the politician sprinkled few drops of cola on corona rapid test. Three minutes later the test showed a result: Coca Cola was COVID-19 positive.
Mr. President, we are likely to have a problem now, we have a positive corona test in parliament, namely this cola triggered a positive corona test. I don’t know how to deal with it now!
With things like this you are throwing tens of millions of euros in tax money out of the window instead of providing real protection for old people’s and nursing homes, instead of investing money in our hospitals.
The corona mass tests are worthless! This was also shown by a simple experiment in parliament, in which a cola had a positive result! But this black-green government spends tens of millions in tax money on precisely these tests.”
Earlier, the Tanzanian President John Magufuli growing suspicious of the World Health Organization (WHO), decided to investigate the claims of the tests himself. He sent the WHO samples of a goat, a papaya and a quail for testing, all of which came COVID-19 positive.
Because of such massive COVID-19 false positive cases scandal, the Australian Government has scrapped a billion dollar coronavirus vaccine agreement with Australian biotech company CSL Limited to supply 51 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Queensland after several trial participants returned false positive HIV test.
The game is up as medical experts discuss evidence on a massive scale. Medical practitioners around Europe are reporting COViD-19 as an ordinary flu but is being sold to support the N.W.O agenda of total people control.
Amendments to states’ criminal codes allowing convictions by one witness cut no ice with the High Court in the George Pell case. Common law can decide proving that corporate policies of each state should be repealed and replaced with natural law. Editor
DE JURE SANGUINIS CORONAE
by staff writers
Pork-barrelling on a grand scale is rolling out around Queensland during the final six weeks of the election campaign. Works projects, some unnecessary or asked for, are being financed by a bankrupt Labor Party Government like there is no tomorrow.
The Far Northern seat of Cook, held with a slim margin by the absent, indigenous member Cynthia Lui is no exception.
Lui and her staff have lived in Cairns since she was elected in 2017 and with the blessing of Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk moved her Mareeba office there earlier this year “to make it easier for Torres Strait Islanders to meet her” she told an incredulous constituency.
Now the pigeons have come home to roost and she is facing the expected recriminations from a detached electorate.
Recent door-knocking efforts of Mareeba residents have not gone down well for the hapless Lui with many hostile rejections and rebuffs from fed-up voters calling her out for shifting her electorate office to Cairns.
Labor sources claim their rank-and-file members have deserted her and she has been forced to call on southern members and unionists for polling booth and campaign assistance.
Lui invited Mareeba party members and local identities to her planned campaign launch on Saturday night but had to cancel due to a low number of acceptances.
The sources said there had been no financial assistance from some of the well-heeled local branches who have openly called her a “traitor.”
Following recent, record spending on Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Strait, today the State Government is strategically opening a new Mareeba ambulance station preceded by ABC news announcements of new X-ray equipment for the Mareeba Hospital.
In July the Main Roads Department started a $45 million upgrade of the Kennedy Highway between Mareeba and Kuranda. Investigations have revealed there were no requests or demands made for these works by councils or motoring organisations.
For decades motorists and politicians have demanded the dangerous Kuranda Range road be upgraded but the government chose to improve the highway instead leaving a tortuous bottle neck at Kuranda which will not improve the range congestion one bit.
Meanwhile at least five other candidates are contesting Cook making life even harder for the inconspicuous girl from Yam Island in the Torres Strait who naively thought the people of Cook would tolerate her chosen indifference.
Lui’s only saviour from a stunning defeat will be the usual voting fraud across the electorate. Complaints by booth workers to the Electoral Commission of Queensland resulting from the 2017 election were ignored. At the Bamaga booth the returning officer did not count the 500 ballot papers after voting finished, instead taking the ballot box home for the night.
Statutory declarations from scrutineers were given to the ECQ about the uncounted votes and potential fraud but the ballots were included in the final tally which saw Lui elected as the new member.
Pre-polling at remote Aboriginal communities conducted by the ECQ flying to each community in the run-up to an election is where much of the voting fraud occurs.
It is of note the offending returning officer currently is under police fraud squad investigation for alleged misappropriation of funds from the local council.
GreenMedinfo.com has posted this vitally important vaccine video for those with any concerns about censorship by the medical mafia and governments.
For decades Big Pharma has controlled and manipulated the media to keep certain truths hidden.
-Robert Kennedy Jr. just released a book about mercury and vaccines, all science based. He’s dear friends with Arianna Huffington and many in the media and still….he can’t get anyone to promote it.
-An actual whistleblower within the CDC came out less than a year ago and said he was “ordered to doctor” the results of the 2004 study that said autism wasn’t related to the MMR vaccine. It’s been covered up and media won’t cover the story.
Enough is enough.
NOTICE TO CEASE AND DESIST
Notice to: The Hon Greg Hunt MHR – Minister for Health
Agent to Principal/Principal to Agent – from YOUR NAME and the wider community of……………………………………….
Re: Cease and Desist any and all mandatory, recommended, forced or coerced vaccines including, but not limited to, any and all forms of influenza vaccine for any and all men, women and children, persons and entities, corporate, living, or otherwise, for all childhood related vaccines, aged care related vaccines and health care related vaccines in the current schedule, including, but not limited to, any and all vaccine mandates, vaccine legislation, vaccine legislative acts, and health acts, legislative or otherwise across Australia.
The Hon Greg Hunt MHR – Minister for Health as representative of Agent to Principal/Principal to Agent on Tuesday, 26th May 2020, You are hereby put on notice as the Agent to Principal/Principal to Agent to cease and desist any and all mandatory, forced, or coerced vaccines across this country for any and all men, women and children, persons and entities, living or otherwise in Australia immediately, until all the below points, statements and questions are addressed and answered in full, and in writing to the below contact details, with unequivocal proof of evidence of your claims provided, to be authenticated by a court of competent jurisdiction, as not only has the use of these vaccines been proven to be unsafe, the methods in which the Australian Government is forcing and coercing vaccines upon the men, women and children, persons and entities, both living or otherwise, is unlawful, coercive and in complete violation of the human rights of the men, women and children, persons and entities, living or otherwise of this country.
We are still awaiting appropriate evidence to be authenticated by a court of competent jurisdiction from the Australian Parliament to satisfy Community concerns. Pursuant to the following –
- You are hereby required to provide proof of law to be authenticated by a court of competent jurisdiction, that has been passed or enacted in Australia granting the authority and jurisdiction implementing such mandates, acts, legislative acts, or laws on the men, women and children, persons and entities, living or otherwise of this country forcing or coercing them to receive the flu vaccine, and or any other vaccines by way of a copy of the Royal Assent, Proclamation Certificate, commencement date, and dates of readings in parliament of any and all acts, legislative acts and laws enforcing, recommending or coercing any and all vaccines.
- Pursuant to children being required to remain up to date on the childhood vaccine schedule in order for men, women and children, persons or entities, living or otherwise to receive government welfare payments, access to early childhood centres, access to employment, access to loved ones or family including but not limited to aged care facilities and the ability and rights to play sports, you are also required to provide proof of evidence of your claim, to be authenticated by a court of competent jurisdiction by way of copies of Royal assent, proclamation certificates, commencement dates and the dates of readings in parliament to prove your claim that any of our rights may be infringed upon to enforce or coerce vaccines in any and all forms.
- You are required to provide a lawful, medical and scientific explanation about voluntary consent to a medical intervention without ‘pressure, coercion or manipulation’ as stated in section 2.1.3 in the Australian Immunisation Handbook regarding our rights, which no law has the power or authority to remove pursuant to and under the ‘right to privacy’ in the International Covenant on Economic and Cultural and Social Rights (ICECSR).
- You are required to provide us with your lawful exemption also to be authenticated by a court of competent jurisdiction from Section 51(xxiii) of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia which prevents the government from forcing people to medicate.
This amendment to the Constitution Sect. 51(xxiii), allows for the granting of various social services but not so as to authorise any form of civil conscription.
This means the government or those acting on its behalf, cannot force any man, woman or child, persons or entities, living or otherwise to have a vaccination or a child to be vaccinated in order to maintain or benefit from payments.
- You are required to provide us with your lawful exemption, also to be authenticated by a court of competent jurisdiction of the CHARTER OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ACT 2006 (Victorian) SECTION 10 Protection from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, A person must not be-
(a) subjected to torture; or
(b) treated or punished in a cruel, inhuman or degrading way; or
(c) subjected to medical or scientific experimentation or treatment without his or her full, free and informed consent.
Protection of families and children
(1) Families are the fundamental group unit of society and are entitled to be protected by society and the State.
By a court of competent jurisdiction of the Anti-discrimination laws, Section 9(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cwlth) provides:
It is unlawful for any person to do any act involving a distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of any human right or fundamental freedom in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.
(2) Every child has the right, without discrimination, to such protection as is in his or her best interests and is needed by him or her by reason of being a child.
- You are required to show us your medical and lawful exemption, to be authenticated by a court of competent jurisdiction that allows you to conduct medical experimentation contrary to Article 7 in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights that Australia is a part of.
Under Section 28 of the Federal Crimes Act which states:
“Any person who, by violence or by threats or intimidation of any kind, hinders or interferes with the free exercise of performance, by any other person, of any political right or duty, shall be guilty of an offence”
- You are required to provide us with your lawful exemption to be authenticated by a court of competent jurisdiction from Section 109 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia. According to Section 109 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia which 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”.
The High Court of Australia in 2006 in FORGE V’S ASIC declared that the Commonwealth of the Australian Constitution (NOT the COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA) is still valid and applicable today and OVERRIDES all other Law.
- You are required to provide us with the full list of ingredients and the iatrogenic side effects and risks to having any flu vaccines and any and all other vaccines.
Any vaccination that any man woman or child, person or entity, living or otherwise are given must have full disclosure at the time and just before the associated vaccinations are administered and received of any and all potential harm that these vaccinations may cause to the person being vaccinated.
Typically, you may get just a summary – but honourably ask that you MUST see the full insert. It won’t be a simple brochure, failure to provide the above mentioned, is a failure of duty of care.
Eugenics in Victoria same as the US
by Sophie Hemery
“When the figures first came out from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), I shared it on my Instagram and thought, ‘Oh this is definitely going to pick up and make all the major news outlets,’” says Nina Tame, a disability rights activist with 17,000 followers on Instagram.
The stats, however, didn’t make nearly the kind of impact Tame was expecting. “It’s just that feeling of, ‘Oh, well it doesn’t really matter,’” she says. “This pandemic has highlighted how disposable we’re seen as.”
On 19 June, the ONS released statistics on Covid-19 -related deaths by disability status, which showed that two-thirds of people who have died from the virus (between 2 March and 15 May) had a disability. Out of an overall 38,000 deaths, 22,500 of those were disabled people.
Tame and her friend Charlie Martin, who are both disabled, analysed the statistics and sent a statement to Novara Media, detailing “the huge number of preventable disabled deaths that have occurred in the UK during the course of this pandemic,” and highlighting the way that the government views “the disabled population as collateral damage in preserving the economy”. The failure to protect the disabled community, they wrote, is “eugenics in action”.
Along with other disability rights activists – including the group Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) – Tame and Martin are calling for an official inquiry into the deaths………….”
World 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
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.