Authorities gain power to collect Australians’ internet records

(SMH) Laws passed today will allow authorities to collect and keep Australians’ internet records, including their web-browsing history, social media activity and emails. Attorney-General Nicola Roxon said the laws would help police track cyber-criminals around the globe…[…] But Greens communications spokesman Scott Ludlam said the laws went further […] ”The European treaty doesn’t require ongoing collection and […] […]

Man who threatened to kill MPs avoids jail

(YAHOO7NEWS) A Melbourne man who told Attorney-General Nicola Roxon and a Victorian state MP he could save taxpayers a lot of money if he shot them has avoided jail. Mark Steven Andrew, 52, told Ms Roxon and the state member for Altona, Jill Hennessy, at a pre-Anzac Day wreath-laying ceremony in Melbourne “I’ve got two of […] […]

Inject children or lose money

(Herald Sun) THE Federal Government will withhold more than $2100 in tax benefits for families who refuse to vaccinate their children. The move is a drive by the Gillard Government to boost vaccination rates, with one in 10 Australian children not immunised. Children will have to be vaccinated against chicken pox, meningococcal C and pneumococcal […] […]