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Australian Taxation Office given all clear to break into homes!

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posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 12:23 AM
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Australian Taxation Office given all clear to break into homes!


bigpondnews.com

The Tax Office has been given the all-clear to continue using its access powers to break into homes, cars and workplaces to retrieve documents it believes are at risk of being destroyed.

Fairfax newspapers report the raids which involve locksmiths and do not need court-issued warrants were approved by Ombudsman John McMillan after an investigation by his office.

The report says Professor McMillan's staff have already accompanied 100 tax officers on co-ordinated raids sites in four states in which wallet authorities were used and giving the people they met signed approvals and a brochure
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 12:23 AM
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The Australian Taxation Office (the same as the IRS in America) continues to violate the rights of people by circumventing the legal system to perform searches on peoples private property and residences. Giving the government rights to break and enter without a warrant stinks of abuse of power and continues to erode what rights we have left as citizens. As far as I'm concerned these are criminal actions sanctioned by an ever increasing authoritarian government. What are your thoughts?

bigpondnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 12:33 AM
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Nothing really new about this.
The Drug Squad, Customs, Immigration and the intelligence service have all at various times raided private property.

All they can do is arrest people and sieze evidence.
It is up to the justice system to decide if all the fuss was justified..

If it helps cut down on amphetamine laboratories, drug importation, illegal immigration, the white slave trade (forced or child prostitution) tax cheating and espionage, our country will be a batter place.

At least in Australia our law enforcement and justice system is far less corrupt than in many other countries.

The Tax Office are mainly after money laundering and big time professional criminals. so I say go for it...........

Remember, in the US, it was the IRS that finally nailed Al Capone.



posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 12:34 AM
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I for one feel sorry for you Aussies. If this ever happened in the US, you'd be damn sure that all the Southerners would be waiting at the front door with their double barreled shotguns pointed at the heads of these officials. I really hope that the people of Australia will wake up and repel ANY intruder into their homes. This is a gross violation of rights, and in the US would be an act of tyranny and be subject to people getting their a$$es killed. I don't know anything about how Australia's government works, but it sounds like something should be done BY THE PEOPLE to avoid this from happening. This just makes me sick to my stomach.



posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 12:41 AM
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Australia is closing the deal on being a complete police state, Internet Censorship, Hoon Car Laws, Proceeds of Crime Laws, Asset Seizure Laws, Household Energy Policing, Search and Seizure Laws just being passed and now this.

Australians needed to wake up seriously, but its way too late. I have been trying to warn people for years about how our laws have become parasitical but most people have called me a conspiracy theorist and loon.



posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 01:01 AM
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Originally posted by truthseeker1984
I for one feel sorry for you Aussies. If this ever happened in the US, you'd be damn sure that all the Southerners would be waiting at the front door with their double barreled shotguns pointed at the heads of these officials.


Yes exactly.

Nobody should EVER interfere with crime.
It is the unalienable right of every American to cheat, lie, steal, bribe and commit violence upon any other American.
And to kill anyone that tries to prevent all the crime and corruption..

It is why America is now such a totally corrupt, lawless, and immoral nation.



posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 01:05 AM
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very true mazzroth.

The general Australian public have become nothing more than a herd of cattle. Poked, proded and pushed down a sombre road of emptiness and unachievement.

Fluoride in our water systems is bound to play a part in the undenyable conformity of our population. Anyone who questions the course of our nation is ridiculed and branded paranoid.

Our once great nation has become nothing more than puppet show and I fear we need our military as the only body with that ability to overthrow our government. A civil war to prevent the inevitable.

Politics has become a game of sabotage and slander
They say government who fears its population is a democracy.
A population who fears its government is socialist totalitarianism.



posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 01:13 AM
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This has nothing to do with crime, my friend. This has to do with UNWARRANTED entries into homes. What's to say that they don't stop at the dopers and the money launderers? What if they came into YOUR home in the middle of the night? Would you want them there without a search warrant? I would sure hope not. What I'm saying is that I really feel bad for everybody down under because it seems more and more that Australia is becoming a police state. Something's gotta give before you start to lose your right to be able to post on this webpage. Just my two cents of course.



posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 01:14 AM
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Australians feel safer because we have a fairly low violent crime rate here.
Most of the crime here is dishonesty and property damage.

Americans feel safer because they are armed. But the death rate in America from gunshot is six and a half times higher than in Australia.

So you are six and a half times (per 100,000 population) more likely to die in America, is that actually safer ?

All this talk about blowing people's heads off with shotguns is really inspirational. But suppose some drugged up punk blows YOUR head off with a shotgun ?



posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 01:14 AM
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Originally posted by Silver Shadow


At least in Australia our law enforcement and justice system is far less corrupt than in many other countries.


Haha you think? Treat yourself to a visit to the sunny gold coast, your mind might change a bit ;p

[edit on 16/2/2010 by bkaust]



posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 01:21 AM
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Originally posted by truthseeker1984
reply to post by Silver Shadow
 


What if they came into YOUR home in the middle of the night? Would you want them there without a search warrant? I would sure hope not.


I could not care less, there is nothing here to find, I am completely clean.

Same as if the cops pull me over on the road and start checking my license, registration, and engine number, and search the car.. They would be wasting their time.

Anyone that says he would open fire on the police just for pulling his vehicle over to the side of the road, is either a liar or completely insane.



posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 01:25 AM
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Originally posted by Silver Shadow
At least in Australia our law enforcement and justice system is far less corrupt than in many other countries.


Really? Trying to enforce certain internet restrictions, banning small breasts on pornography, banning certain video games? Really? Sounds like special interest groups to me.

Look, I'm not going to even pretend to know Australia's law books to the fullest, because I don't live there. I'm merely stating that it is NOT RIGHT to just invade someone's home without a search warrant.


But the death rate in America from gunshot is six and a half times higher than in Australia.


But do you realize that most of these deaths happen in inner city ghettos where there is such a large population of under poverty level people that such deaths are bound to happen?


All this talk about blowing people's heads off with shotguns is really inspirational. But suppose some drugged up punk blows YOUR head off with a shotgun ?


Won't happen, because I don't live in a statistically high crime area.
Which once again goes back to my original statement that the majority of gun related deaths come from inner city gang shootouts within an isolated strip of neighborhoods.

Yeah, maybe Australia is safer than the US, but at what cost?

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." --- Benjamin Franklin

Our guns are to protect us from our government, in the same way that your government is grossly abusing its own power.

But I have a feeling that we are going to keep disagreeing on this topic, so I'll leave it at that.



posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 01:27 AM
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Anyone that says he would open fire on the police just for pulling his vehicle over to the side of the road, is either a liar or completely insane.


Now you're twisting my words. And I don't like people twisting my words, and quite frankly it gets me rather upset. Pulling a vehicle over is completely within Law Enforcement Rights. Entering a home without a warrant IS NOT. You are comparing apples to oranges my friend.

[edit on 16-2-2010 by truthseeker1984]

[edit on 16-2-2010 by truthseeker1984]



posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 01:27 AM
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Originally posted by bkaust

Originally posted by Silver Shadow


At least in Australia our law enforcement and justice system is far less corrupt than in many other countries.


Haha you think? Treat yourself to a visit to the sunny gold coast, your mind might change a bit ;p


So you think the Gold Coast (in Queensland Australia) is the most corrupt place on the planet ?

Could well be, but I very much doubt it.



posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 01:29 AM
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Originally posted by Silver Shadow

Originally posted by bkaust

Originally posted by Silver Shadow


At least in Australia our law enforcement and justice system is far less corrupt than in many other countries.


Haha you think? Treat yourself to a visit to the sunny gold coast, your mind might change a bit ;p


So you think the Gold Coast (in Queensland Australia) is the most corrupt place on the planet ?

Could well be, but I very much doubt it.


Um, did i at any point say that it was the most corrupt place "on the planet" NO, i did not, i simply stated that we aren't any less corrupt then other countries.

Please don't put words in my mouth.

[edit on 16/2/2010 by bkaust]



posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 01:30 AM
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You know we live in a policed state when you have no right to defend yourself against police brutality.
Here in Australia you just have to take it and pray that the piss-ant judicial system come through for you.... and in most cases it doesn't.



posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 01:31 AM
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aren't any less corrupt then other contries, we could be less, we could be more


that sounds a little contradictory even to me... the bender of words.



posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 01:34 AM
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Originally posted by truthseeker1984

Yeah, maybe Australia is safer than the US, but at what cost?.


Safer is safer.

If you have a family with young children, it makes a big difference living in a safer place with much less crime and fewer rapes and murders.



posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 01:39 AM
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Originally posted by spearhead



aren't any less corrupt then other contries, we could be less, we could be more


that sounds a little contradictory even to me... the bender of words.


Wow, aren't we VERY quick to quote and accuse? Notice i edited because it came out wrong? yeah thanks.



posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 01:44 AM
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I agree.

You speed and break laws, your done under the hoon law. (Car comphiscated)

You steal, grow drugs or so forth, then any assets you USED to steal/grow drugs are seized. IE Farmland you used to cultivate marijuana (Asset seizure)

If you murder someone, then make a million dollars when you sell that story to 60minutes, you dont get the money. (proceeds of Crime)

Household energy Policing, urr, umm, cant say ive heard of this. I get my regular $150'ish bill per month for power. Is there a problem here? Powerbills are set to sky rocket, im sure that will be enough to turn people to turn off the power.







 
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