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Australian government planns to monitor information for upto two years and store data!

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posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 03:10 AM
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Hello all from Australia!

I am writing to you in concern of the current plan to monitor and store Australian citiznes information by the Australian government, now correct me if i am wrong but the American government has already done this to its citizens as seen here: NSA BASE , now I am aware that America and Australia have close secret relations but even a former prime minister of Australia said recently we need to be indipendant and break away from being under the US GOV's thumb and stop participating in these pointless wars they keep dragging us into, i agree, a war should only be comenced when innocent people are being killed or harmed in ways that they are supressed, example, china or south korea! There has been a inquierey put forth by a minister to examine this idea of storing Australians personal information and as the lady said "Federal police are able to monitor criminal activity and cyber crime but this is a step to far" and i agree, some might say if you have nothing to hide then why worry but thats besides the point, im sure no one wants some rouge Fed behind a computer doing or thinking god knows what with, or the potential for our information to be used to frame or intimidate us, this needs to stop but who says that the government wont do it anyway.




posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 03:21 AM
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Governments should fear their citizens.

Unfortunately due to the cheapness of surveillance technology (CCTVs, the Internet and modern computing power), we now fear our government.

1984 is almost here.



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posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 03:24 AM
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I don't get it.

They want to store data for 2 years? What data?

My Driver's License Number? That stays the same.

My Tax File Number? It stays the same.

Medical details? They're being added to all the time.

Fines? They'll ask the cops.




I'd like to know what kind of data.


It's not like it hasn't been happening for years. If you're in trouble (real trouble, like legal) and they want to have information on you, they'll get it with a Court Order anyway.
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posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 03:42 AM
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Sorry to break it to you.This passed last week and is in force.



posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 03:57 AM
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And you know this because? although i am aware this would be done without the publics knowledge what information do you have to prove this?



posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 04:11 AM
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Originally posted by Tahnya86
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And you know this because? although i am aware this would be done without the publics knowledge what information do you have to prove this?


It was done with the publics knowledge.

The ALP's stance is that the information will only be used "after the fact" and not to trawl en-mass for cyber criminals.

I will be interested to see what happens in a situation when data has become corrupted and is irretrievable. Will the AFP charge the ISP with failure to abide by the laws?



posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 05:07 AM
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How good are these guys!
Here's an intelligent take on this new legislation:





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