(AustraliaMatters) A non-third tier of government, also known as “local council”, is playing Big Brother again and setting a precedent for law enforcement to follow.
The Gold Coast Murdoch rag called the GCB reported that swimming pool safety fence contractors (business’s with ABN’s, and not sworn police officers) are taking to our skies with their drones to invade our backyard privacy without search warrants — the excuse — looking for pool fence violations.
QLD Council Logic: Un-fenced pools deeper than 30cm illegal – Un-fenced dams, oceans, rivers or canals deeper than 30cm, legal.
The days of the council themselves using common courtesy, knocking on doors, and asking permission, seem gone.
When the police want to search your backyard, they need a court issued search warrant — but an un-sworn contractor (maybe a pedophile or thief in his off hours) can supposedly fly their HD video camera drones filming around our backyards with the full blessing of a council run by an un-elected CEO?
Councils aren’t even a third tier of government in the Australian Constitution – never passed two S128 Referendums on the matter – what a fricking joke — being trespassed and shat upon by NGO corporations.