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Smile for the CCTV, ensure your phone is on and say hello to Albo at the Sydney Mardi Gras
Several CCTV cameras with sophisticated data analytics software that monitors crowd mood and density will be temporarily installed along Sydney’s Oxford Street as part of the Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday.
Technology that counts mobile phones by measuring radiofrequency has been separately installed at several shopfronts in Darlinghurst and Surry Hills to count people as part of WorldPride.
It is the first time either technology has been used as part of Mardi Gras and WorldPride, although it has previously been used for Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations and the annual Vivid festival of light.
The sophisticated CCTV software can detect an average mood of a crowd by creating ranks of happy, neutral, sad, and angry – it can also measure the speed of groups walking.
While some of the software’s functions can be disabled, Mardi Gras has decided to use all the capabilities so proactive calls could be made about crowd safety.
At a parade like Mardi Gras, the argument is that knowing simply a headcount, for example, might not provide critical information needed to take action. Instead, knowing the density or mood of a specific area of Oxford Street will allow Mardi Gras to identify if a pinch point is occurring there — which can lead to crowd crush if not addressed — while only knowing the headcount wouldn’t provide that.
The argument by some for using smart CCTV software is that crowds often won’t distribute themselves evenly and safely without intervention – and such technology can help manage that.
Mardi Gras said the company behind the software, Dynamic Crowd Measurement, was only engaged for the parade and would be used to support on-ground staff to “direct people to less crowded zones if areas are becoming too full”.
“The technology helps with managing the safety of the crowd by measuring capacities, allowing operations to zone in on an area that needs immediate response or to plan ahead for where there are areas of growing crowds,” a Mardi Gras spokesperson said.
Mardi Gras pointed to the Seoul Halloween crowd crush that killed 159 people last year as justification for the use of the CCTV software, which it said was “not used for surveillance and does not track or collect any personal information”.
“There is no facial recognition tracking and it cannot track people from one place to another. It provides real-time metrics that snapshot the crowd across the entire route at any given point to inform proactive crowd management decision-making,” the spokesperson said.
“With hundreds of thousands of spectators set to descend on Oxford and Flinders streets, Dynamic Crowd Measurement will be an important tool to help parade operations avoid potential incidents.”
A Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras officer will monitor the CCTV software on parade night and “feed specific metrics to police who help direct crowds”, Mardi Gras said. “All data will be handled by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras team and only provided to event stakeholders including police at specific times on the night when it is relevant for crowd safety decisions.”
While footage will not be recorded, metrics to help with crowd management will be, such as density and speed. The technology doesn’t use City of Sydney CCTV, but temporarily installed cameras.
Mardi Gras said Dynamic Crowd Measurement offered the best solution for Mardi Gras to safely manage crowds.
“There is other technology that can help with crowd management through pinging mobile phones in the area. However, due to the large numbers of crowds expected at [the] parade, phone networks will be unreliable, making it difficult to receive accurate data to make important operational decisions.”
But tech experts the Herald spoke to refuted the claim that mobile pinging technology was unreliable with large crowds. This, they say, is because the technology does not require mobile devices to have any connections to a cell tower.
WorldPride will make use of software known as “radio frequency density” measuring technology, with devices from company Behavioural Analytics used to measure crowds attending “Pride Villages” – mini street festivals that will involve shutting down portions of Crown, Riley and Foley streets to traffic.
On Thursday, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age observed at least two of the mobile phone tracking boxes installed – at underwear shop Daily Jocks on Oxford Street, and at Ziggy’s Barber Salon on Riley Street.
“Sydney WorldPride are using safety technology that estimates how many people are in an area via pings to mobiles phones,” a Sydney WorldPride spokesperson said. “This technology does not require cameras and the data is not personally identifiable. All that is reported is the amount of mobile phones in the area. Sydney WorldPride are covering the cost of this safety technology.”
NSW Police referred requests to comment on the two technologies to Mardi Gras and WorldPride, but said it had been working with them and a range of government agencies to “provide a safe and secure environment for those attending Mardi Gras Parade”.
“That includes plans to manage traffic and transport, public safety and health and crowd management,” it said. “Police will be deployed from police area commands across the metropolitan area, supported by specialist officers. from SMH
In bedded in the article is how both technologies work. No facial recognition, yet it assesses mood? No recording and no data collection just metrics such as crowd density and speed?
The two companies offering their services are Behavioural Analytics & Dynamic Crowd Measurement. – from Bliskitt, Qld
LGBTQI brigade has control of NSW Parliament to make all kids gay
from Kirralie Smith
There’s a new LGBTQI+ “equality” bill being proposed in NSW…
It threatens to jail parents for daring to protect their children from gender transitioning.
If this bill gets passed, here’s what will become illegal:
- Telling your child to wait until they’re 18 years old to have puberty blockers or sex-change surgery – that have irreversible effects.
- Professional counsellors dissuading a child from gender transitioning (they’ll be prohibited – and many will feel forced to turn your child away).
- Praying for someone you know in the hope they abandon their plan to transition.
That’s why I’m asking you to sign this petition today to stop this dangerous LGBTQI+ bill now – before this becomes law in NSW and spreads nationwide.
THE GENDER AND SEXUALITY FREE-FOR-ALL IN NSW SCHOOLS
By One Nation NSW Leader Mark Latham MLC
Imagine being told by your 12-year-old they had attended the meeting following a notification sent to all students by the school’s Deputy Principal that read as follows:
“It’s Gay at the GSA. The GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance) is on Thursdays (today) in LC4! We thought now would be an amazing time to start it, alongside Pride month. For our first meeting we will be doing queer trivia and collecting possible LGBTQIAP topics to discuss. (Allies Welcome).”
Imagine not being asked by the school to grant consent for your child to attend.
Imagine a NSW Minister for Education who condoned this. Who, in fact, when asked about the GSA meeting and lack of prior-notice to parents, raised no objection.
Welcome to NSW school education under the Berejiklian Liberal-National Party Government.
The school is Merewether High in Newcastle. The Deputy Principal is Jane Crooks. The Gender Sexuality Alliance met on June 3. The Education Minister is Sarah Mitchell.
Following parental complaints, I raised this matter with Minister Mitchell on the NSW parliamentary notice paper, asking how this was a legitimate school activity and why parents had not been asked to grant consent for their children to attend.
Mitchell replied that the Merewether GSA was a “student initiated and student led support group”. But clearly from the notice sent out by Ms Crooks, the meeting was organised by the Deputy Principal. Her use of “we” and “our” showed she was personally in charge of the activity.
Mitchell then claimed, “There is no associated event titled ‘It’s Gay at the GSA”.
Hello, that was the event, clearly spelt out at the beginning of Crooks’ notification.
This is the problem with Sarah Mitchell. She’s become a weak, vacuous parrot for the Departmental line. Instead of personally checking on my complaint and establishing the facts, she relied on the school and some bureaucratic flunky to write out an answer for her. And been badly misled by them.
Mitchell also wrote of how, “The support group was not conducted in class time. Parental consent was not required for students to participate in the support group.” She said, “The Department does not centrally monitor” school groups like the GSA and while a Controversial Issues In Schools Policy notionally exists, it did not apply in this case.
I asked Mitchell what action she was going to take against the Deputy Principal but she did not respond to this part of my question. The answer is obviously None.
The Minister must be happy with what occurred. She sees no problem with children as young as 12 learning about Transgender, Pansexuality and the rest of the new gender/sexuality alphabet. Seemingly, this has become a legitimate part of the NSW schools system under the Berejiklian Government.
Mitchell does not believe that parents need to grant consent for such activities. She has no empathy for the sense of betrayal and anger felt by the Merewether parents who contacted me about the GSA notification.
These are loving parents who care for their children and have a natural instinct to protect them from unnecessary and age inappropriate activities.
They believe if someone is going to talk to their young ones about gender and sexuality, it should be them, as parents. Not strangers in a strange school setting, with the parents finding out only if their children tell them.
Mitchell, in short, has abdicated her duty of care to protect children in our schools from age inappropriate sexual content.
She has wiped the rights of parents, downgrading them to second class citizens, to be kept in the dark by schools.
Worst of all, the Minister has sent a message to every other school and teacher in the system that they too can make LGBTIQIAP ‘education’ a frontline activity. They too can ignore the legitimate rights of parents and get away with it.
The Merewether example explains why a new and unexpected obsession about gender and sexuality is sweeping through the NSW school system, worrying the life out of parents and many of their perplexed and traumatised children.
I am yet to hear anyone explain why sexuality and gender fluidity need to be a regular part of school life and school teachings.
It is possible to go through 13 years of school and not know the sexuality of your teachers. Or care about the sexuality alphabet. Or to do anything other than master academic subjects, get good grades, enjoy yourself and move on to a successful adult life.
This is what we used to call ‘education’.
There was a time when teachers lived by the motto ‘In Loco Parentis’, meaning they were only ever acting in place of parents. And they had a responsibility to respect parents as the primary educators of children.
In fact, in NSW that’s still the law. Section 4(b) of the Education Act, written at a different time, with different, mainstream values, states, “The education of a child is primarily the responsibility of the child’s parents.”
By any decent standard, this should apply to content about LBGTIQIAP, especially the transgender component. While teachers can disappear for a 6-week holiday at year’s end and eventually change schools, parents are left dealing with the lifelong consequences of these youthful, hastily-arranged gender transitions.
Minister Mitchell has allowed Merewether High to ignore the law of NSW. She has stood by aimlessly and ineffectively, a National Party political neuter, leaving parents around the State stranded, as they struggle to cope with the consequences of a gender and sexuality free-for-all in our schools.
Same Sex Marriage – The gender agenda
Senator Eric Abetz Liberal senator from tasmania
Government places MA15+ to censor Christian TV ad about curriculum taught to 12 year olds
Why did the censors put a MA15+ rating on our new ad?
Because it displays quotes from the radical gay sex education that’s being taught to 12-year-olds in our schools through the so-called ‘Safe Schools’ program.
Radical gay sex education like this is being pushed on our kids in school – but it can’t be shown on TV till after 8:30 at night.
Watch the new ad now and see why we need to stand up now for marriage and parents’ rights to say “NO” to radical gay sex education in our schools.
Same-sex marriage will quickly be followed by compulsory radical gay sex and de-gendering programs in all schools.
And parents won’t be able to object.
Bill, we only have days left to get this important message out to the millions who haven’t yet voted.
So I’m urging you to please give today to get this message out on TV and social media, and to equip your Coalition for Marriage Freedom Team volunteers.
Thank you for raising your voice to defend marriage, freedom and your children!
Same sex marriage protesters take the fight up to Sydney’s homo epicentre
Protesters say there is a much broader, hidden agenda
More than 60 police officers descended on Darlinghurst, in central Sydney, as an anti-same-sex marriage rally was held in the city’s gay epicentre.
A crowd of about 20 people associated with the “straight lives matter” event at Green Park were outnumbered by counter-protesters, who tried to drown out the speeches with chants and horns.
Sydney MP Alex Greenwich, who is a leading voice in the “Yes” campaign, dismissed the rally in his electorate as a “distraction” and spent the day doorknocking with volunteers.
Nick Folkes, who organised the rally, denied the location — about 300m from Sydney’s famous Oxford Street strip — was significant.
Nick Folkes (centre) says he is exercising his right to free speech
“Some people have said it’s provocative but we’re just exercising our democratic right to freedom of speech and freedom of location,” he said.
“I have real concerns about not just being about gay marriage, but a much broader agenda.
“We’re acting within the boundaries of law. I do believe we’ve got a right to be there, just as gay people have a right to be anywhere in support of their cause.”
Mr Folkes was a driving force behind a rally to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Cronulla Riots in 2015.
New South Wales Police said there were no incidents at the event.
Same-sex marriage debate has reached fever pitch in the past weeks, as postal survey voting forms continue to be distributed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Last weekend, a sign writer caused controversy by writing “Vote No” in the air three times over the Harbour City.
In Hobart, former prime minister Tony Abbott complained to police after allegedly being headbutted by someone wearing a “Yes” badge on Thursday night.
The alleged offender denied the incident had anything to do with same-sex marriage, stating: “I’m a lone anarchist that felt the need to headbutt Tony Abbott because I didn’t think it was an opportunity I’d get again”. from ABC