2015 vs 1984: Council Drones In Your Backyard

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(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.

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Un-fenced canal fronts, legal.

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?

That’s the way the story reads – the drone operators have been given the full blessing from a council, with an ABN, and CEO that’s paid more than the President of the United States of America.

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.

related: Council to open locked gates, walk into private backyards while no-one is home and “check for dogs”