Panama Papers and Mossack Fonseca explained

This scandal is nothing new. Anyone remotely interested and aware of current affairs and what is happening in the World, let alone anyone who explores capitalism and its afficionados, has long been aware of the actions of the “respectable” and “upstanding” citizens that are actually on the fringes of legality and very often far beyond them. No, this is not new. This is disguised and hidden and not talked about…

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ABBOTT & CO. ON THE ATTACK – Paramilitary Border force to have thousands of weapons-ready officers

FORCE Tony Abbott & his wealth backed LNP Government have made yet another move against democracy and civil liberties with the formation of the new “Border Force.” A stealthily conceived amalgamation of Customs and Immigration departments, this new paramilitary force will introduce around 5000 to 6000 armed officers with widely increased powers. This is a continuation of what has been a steadily continuing campaign of the Abbott government to restrict…

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THE METADATA MINE-FIELD: How your phone tracks your every move

FEAR. Tony Abbott has used this beast well to push through draconian legislative changes that have severely eroded civil libertie in this country. The legislative changes that give unprecedented powers to even low-level security personnel, that allow extensive surveillance on citizens without any reason other than the purported suspicion of someone, and the power to arrest and hold without charge for lengthy periods are just some of the perfidies that…

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Immigration Warned Staff Not To Give Evidence To Children In Detention Inquiry

Every Australian should be extremely concerned at the opacity of the Abbott LNP Federal Government.  There can be no true democracy when the day to day policies and actions of a government are no longer open to scrutiny.  The report below is just another of many instances of the Abbott  government either deliberately providing misleading information to the Australian public or refusing to provide any information at all. Since election,…

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Inside Australia’s Anti-Terrorism Laws and Trials

YOU need to be aware of how legislation relating to “terrorism” has been introduced and passed into law in Australia and how that legislation now allows the detaining without charge or trial of just about anyone on the say so of just about no-one for the suspicion of a potentials of possibly having thought or thinking about maybe doing something … In other words, this country, particularly but not only,…

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Retain our privacy, not our data

Changes to legislation which provide increased powers for our police and security agencies are unnecessary – as is the collection of the, as yet undefined, “metadata” and, even worse, its retention. Right wing, stick approach, law and order simpletons will argue that these powers are necessary in a climate of supposedly increasing “terror” threats, domestic violence & child abuse. These arguments are specious, however. The increased terror threat is more…

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