VIDEO: Free Speech Police Target Aussie Broadcaster

(2WAFM) Australian health authorities have launched an attack on radio host Leon Pittard after a guest on his Fair Dinkum Radio Show revealed the extent to which authorities are restricting free speech when it comes to discussing natural medicines. The story began when Mr Pittard posted an article and a podcast entitled “Australian government’s attack […] […]

Water waste of money: riot squad’s unused white elephant cops a spray

(SMH) THE state’s $700,000 water cannon is rapidly depreciating in value and has still never been used, new figures show. […] The government spends $3000 a year on servicing its water nozzles and pumps and on mechanical maintenance. Read more Editors note: Reminds me of that custom 22 dead body refrigerated morgue Chevy truck the Tasmanian […] […]

State Government committee recommends police child frisk measures

(Couriermail) POLICE will be granted the power to frisk teenagers or children for alcohol after a State Government committee recommended the new powers be passed as law. The Queensland Police Service pushed for its scope under the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act to be widened to include a “pat down” of young people who were […] […]

Australia’s first gang law (60c) used against 18 yr old aboriginal boy by gay cop

(Luke L McKee) In Australia it’s a crime to know a police officer is gay or a gay pedophile. This is no joke. Read more

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Big Brother gongs go out for privacy wrongs

(SMH) TWENTY-SEVEN years ago the world envisaged by George Orwell seemed far-fetched. But when the Privacy Foundation announced its Big Brother Awards for this year, the range of contenders would probably have made Orwell proud. ”We already have Newspeak, we’ve got TV which at the moment doesn’t look at us, but that’s not far off. There’s two-way communication on the streets … There’s GPS,” said Julie Cameron, co-ordinator of the awards. The foundation’s spoof awards for privacy intruders seek to draw attention to privacy invasions.This year’s winners include Facebook (worst corporate invader), airport body scanners (most invasive technology) and Google’s previous chief executive Eric Schmidt who said Street View’s data collection had caused ”no harm” (boot in the mouth award). Read more

Cue the Mastercard music — Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) reporting “Newspeak” manipulation awards? Priceless!

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