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Australian Government keeping secret database of people that criticise policies

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posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 10:47 PM
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Dirt dossier included citizens
By Rebecca Hewett
16feb05

THE Northern Territory Government is keeping a secret database of people who criticise the Government or its policies, it was learned last night.

The files viewed by the Northern Territory News contained hundreds of names, party affiliations, their jobs or roles and a record of their comments to talkback radio.

Opposition Leader Denis Burke yesterday accused the Martin Government in Parliament of acting like 'Big Brother'.

"It's one thing keeping files on politicians but it's another keeping files on ordinary people," Mr Burke said.

"It's like 'Big Brother'. What about privacy? We certainly never had anything like this when we were in government."


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Any members from Australia have any comments on this? What do you think about it? Is it all right for the Northern Territory government to do this?

what does everyone else think?




posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 11:12 PM
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What could such a database possibly be used for? Nothing positive to those that criticize the government thats for sure.



posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 04:27 PM
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This is surprising? It's going on everywhere, including the United States. It's been going on in the US at least since the Red Scare days and those were not very technologically advanced times. What do you think the powers that be in this country are capable of today?

Wake up.....



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