Australia’s secret police

A few days ago, Australia passed legislation that has far reaching powers to secretly monitor and attack its Citizens – to the extent where even whistleblowers and journalists will be locked up in gaol.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/26/journalists-and-whistleblowers-will-go-to-jail-under-new-national-security-laws

From what I have read, and listened to, we are heading straight into the territory of the Stasi, the KGB and the CIA. This is an appalling situation for Australia; many of our human rights have now been abolished under these new laws.

While this statement might sound extreme, you only have to read or listen to some of the reviews from these eras, to understand where we could head under these new laws. While we are not quite there yet, this is a disgrace for a modern democracy.

If you listen to this review of the Stasi by Hubertus Knabe he shows us a picture of where we could head without proper oversight and review. We do not ever want this, yet this is exactly where we are heading – if we are not careful.

In my opinion,

Our government has just passed laws that eliminate oversight, remove judicial review – gaoling journalists and whistleblowers who report on these matters.

They have given the “secret police” unfettered power to monitor, threaten, bash, and gaol Australian citizens without review, and with full immunity.

Sounds like the KGB, STASI and the CIA to me!

It was only a matter time before laws like this were introduced when ideology and vested interests have control of a government. Australia has become very much like the US. This is appalling and shows how little control of government the people now have.

While this might sound a little alarmist, or scaremongering perhaps, you only need to listen to Hubertus Knabe’s report above, to get a picture of how close we are.

This is a VERY sad time for Australia – it indicates clearly how the world has once again degraded into a very nasty, controlling and evil time. We need to resist this type of garbage.

Greg

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About Blog of Greg

I consider myself a thinker and I like to discuss everything in life with those around me. Mostly I am serious, sometimes I am funny, and occasionally I am rude. I like to wear my heart on my sleeve and say what I feel, or think! It is important to me to be honest about how I feel and why! I detest pretense, big egos and self importance. I believe that I am no more important than you, and similarly that you are no more important than me! [apparently I should reflect on this more often] This blog is a way of engaging people in different aspects of life; its goal is to present a different view of life and contribute to a broadening of our awareness. While this blog is essentially my opinion, I also understand that there are other opinions out there. Though I encourage discussion, I may “delete” comments that I find are unhelpful, argumentative, or offensive towards myself or another person. Often I write about politics – apparently that is an interest of mine – but I also like to write about other more personal things that affect us in our day to day lives. Along with this blog, I also write to politicians and newspapers; I often present a commentary on my blog about following comments or decisions. That way everyone understands what they have said – and sometimes of course how big a buffoon they are:) Please feel free to comment on my posts, as I would like to hear what you have to say. After all…. Your opinion is just as valid as mine!
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