by Jim O’Toole, Townsville bureau
Every level of Australian government has been under cyber-attack by hackers for some time, said Prime Minister Scott Morrison yesterday, pointedly not naming China as the perpetrator.
According to the Council on Foreign Relations, China, Russia and Iran are the top three states suspected of sponsoring cyber operations.
The chief executive officer of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC), Rachael Falk, said while people may want to point fingers at particular countries, attributing blame was a “distraction”.
“It doesn’t matter where it comes from to be honest with you,” she said.
Federal and state governments hold a treasure trove of personal information on every citizen in the country, from birth certificates to bank account numbers. All of this data can be accessed by sophisticated hackers.
For years Cairnsnews has been exposing the folly of government and industry collecting personal information and just 18 months ago the Federal Government began establishing a national facial recognition data bank using passport and drivers licence photos to amass a huge file on every citizen.
Fortunately for now at least this evil plan was dashed by a parliamentary committee which advised against such a massive abuse of privacy.
Every police main frame computer across the nation holds the personal details of firearms licence holders.
In light of the widespread civil unrest in America, now beginning in Australia, a country such as communist China would salivate at getting its hands on the firearms registers, that is if they haven’t already got them.
When China moves on a largely undefended Australia the first citizens to be shot will be registered firearm owners. We can thank God many thousands of gun owners or their weapons do not appear in these registers.
Major shooter’s organisations like the SSAA, the ACTA and pistol shooter’s groups rolled over right from the start in 1996 when the political duopoly moved against gun owners with the National Firearms Agreement after the Port Arthur scam.
The only members of any parliament in Australia to vote against new firearms laws in 1998 and forced upon every state by the treacherous Jewish Prime Minister John Howard assisted by Deputy PM and Jesuit Tim Fischer were the gutsy Christian independent state member from Gladstone in Queensland, Elizabeth Cunningham and maverick Bob Katter.
The SSAA by 2000 had been neutered from within.
Only the Shooters Union and veteran politician Bob Katter have ever mounted a formidable campaign against firearm registration and restrictive gun laws in general.
Shooters be warned by these world events particularly in the US which has been so weakened that it will be unable to substantially help Australia when the Chinks move on us or when the Indonesians move in after we become a spent force.
The Australian Army was forced by military pacts between various countries, for the first time, to train Indonesian troops in Kangaroo 87 exercises held in Central Queensland. Australian soldiers were horrified while watching Indos parachuting onto Australian soil at Shoalwater Bay military training ground.
In recent times the specialist troops of Norforce have been instructed to train Chinese soldiers how to live off the land in Northern Australia. A source said the Chinese soldiers being trained pretended they could not understand English, but were later overheard speaking in English among themselves.
When it hits the fan, politicians, police and those in authority, based on historical methods of insurrection will be the first targets of an armed citizenry. The Nuremberg principle will apply to traitors if they are lucky.
Whoever takes us on, communists or Muslims, we will sink on our present course.
Has Australia and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop also agreed to sign us up?
Posted on July 8, 2018
While the United States is typically set apart from other countries when it comes to gun laws, a recent conference with the United Nations has raised major red flags, as the U.S. agreed to enact “full implementation” of an international agreement on gun control that will violate Americans’ constitutional rights by adding their personal information to a global database.
The Third Review Conference (RevCon) of the United Nations’ Program of Action (PoA) on Small Arms and Light Weapons was held in New York last week with a 2018 agreement, which states that its purpose is to serve as “a renewed commitment to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects.”
“We, the States participating in the third United Nations Conference to review progress made in the implementation of the Program of Action to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects, convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 18 to 29 June 2018 to review progress made in implementation and identify priorities for strengthened implementation, reaffirm our commitment to the full and effective implementation of all of the provisions of the Program of Action and the International Tracing Instrument, with a view to ending the human suffering caused by the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons.”
The agreement states that it will act as an “international instrument to enable states to identify and trace, in a timely and reliable manner,” light arms and small weapons, while “bearing in mind the different situations, capacities, and priorities of States and regions.” All the while, it will be tracking “progress made in the implementation of the International Tracing Instrument; note the challenges to the implementation of the Instrument, whether continuing, recent or emerging.”
The conflict and post-conflict situations addressed by the agreement include the need for “disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programs and community violence reduction programs,” along with international instruments, such as, “regular inventories, surplus disposal, including through destruction, and the implementation of appropriate measures when losses are detected.”
The agreement also listed management and security measures that would include “marking, record-keeping and, as appropriate, tracing by law enforcement authorities, for illicit small arms and light weapons that are found, seized, or recovered in conflict and post-conflict situations.”
In order to implement the agreement on a national level, the Program of Action lists a series of requirements for each government to follow:
- To establish or strengthen national laws, regulations and administrative procedures in support of the full and effective implementation of the Program of Action.
- To strengthen coordinated national approaches for the implementation of the Program of Action, including, as appropriate, the establishment or designation of national coordination agencies or bodies involving relevant government agencies, including those responsible for law enforcement, border control and export and import licensing.
- To promote the full participation and representation of women in mechanisms relating to the implementation of the Program of Actionand to encourage strong cooperation with civil society, parliamentarians, industry and the private sector.
- To establish or designate a national point of contact to act as a liaison between States on matters relating to the implementation of the Program of Action, and to share and update this information regularly, and to provide the point of contact with the necessary means to carry out its role.
- To encourage the development and implementation of national action plans or other national policies in support of the implementation of the Program of Action by making better use of existing information to improve the measurement of progress and to coordinate the development and implementation of such plans or policies, as appropriate, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, including those from civil society and industry, with those relevant to target 16.4 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to the relevant United Nations resolution on women, disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control.
- To significantly reduce the illicit flows of small arms and light weapons, as appropriate, through illicit weapons recovery and voluntary surrender programs.
Americans who are reading the agreement may be thinking that in order to fully implement it in the United States, it would require a full repeal of the Second Amendment—but this Program of Action appears to be the overreaching plan that has already been proposed, in part, in individual laws introduced on national and local levels in the U.S.
Media coverage and calls for stricter gun control on the local level are having a real effect as multiple cities pass bans on “assault rifles.” Residents in Deerfield, Illinois, were forced to turn in all guns that qualify as assault weapons last month, or face fines of $1,000 a day if they did not comply.
The city council in Boulder, Colorado, has followed suit by unanimously passing a ban on the sale and possession of assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and bump stocks, giving residents until July 15 to comply. Massachusetts and New Jersey have also passed statewide bans on bump stocks, and police were shocked to find that only a few people complied by turning in the newly illegal accessories.
On the national level, when gun control legislation was introduced in Congress last year, it came in the form of the Fix NICS Act, which was later rebranded as the STOP School Violence Act and signed into law in March after it was quietly included in the 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The legislation amends the agencies that have control over the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which determines whether Americans are allowed to own guns.
As The Free Thought Project has reported, the changes to the NICS system—which received support from Democrats, Republicans, and even the NRA—put pressure on federal agencies and states to report as many names as possible, “making it only a matter of time before this list becomes so large that nearly any activity could serve to remove your Second Amendment rights.”
The NICS database will now continue to grow in the U.S. with government agencies receiving incentives for their contributions, and the United States’ involvement with the United Nations gives it the perfect setup to turn over all of its information on American citizens in the NICS database, in order to fully cooperate with the UN’s Program of Action.
As always, when rights are stripped away and civil liberties are ignored, it is done in the name of “safety and security,” even though, as history has shown, the opposite is true.