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After Taking 1 Trillion From China, Australia Turns into Police State

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Is this crackdown on people protesting a draconian police state happening in China or Australia? It’s becoming a distinction without a difference as the Australian state of Victoria. Coincidentally Victoria took $1 TRILLION from the Chinese for “infrastructure” — the ONLY Australian state to take ANY money. And it’s an “infrastructure” that Chinese dictator XI would be proud to call his own.

“Freedom Day”, the protest against draconian police measures, has now taken place. It is the event for which a pregnant woman was manhandled by police, handcuffed in her home and taken away in tears, fore merely posting about it on Facebook.

In spite of threats from the police, 200 people showed up to stand for the liberties that just 6 months ago western societies took for granted.  Initial reports are 15-17 arrested, 150-160 fined by police.

Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius had made it clear that the right to peacefully redress grievances would NOT be respected, but punished.

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Former Aussie PM Slams “Health Dictatorship”

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Australia is officially in recession, the first time in 30 years, as it suffers from a disastrous economic fallout of the virus pandemic.

Tony Abbott, the former Australian prime minister, warned Tuesday, in a speech to the UK think tank Policy Exchange, that virus “hysteria” and draconian lockdowns are perpetuating the economic slowdown and have created a “something for nothing mindset” among younger generations living on furlough.

He said, “much of the media has indulged virus-hysteria with the occasional virus-linked death of a younger person highlighted to show that deadly threat isn’t confined to the very old or the already-very-sick or those exposed to massive viral loads.”

Abbott accused Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews of being a ‘health dictator’ by placing five million Melburnians under “house arrest.” He said politicians need to stop acting like “trauma doctors” and start adopting the mindset of “health economists” – as reckless money printing to sustain the country’s economy during lockdowns isn’t sustainable

“From a health perspective, this pandemic has been serious. From an economic perspective, it’s been disastrous,” Abbott said. “But I suspect that it’s from an overall wellbeing perspective that it will turn out worst of all.”

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Australia: Pregnant Woman Arrested in Her Home Over Anti-Lockdown FB Post

Melbourne Authorities Use Surveillance Drones to Enforce Face Masks

Australian Police Threaten to Arrest Aussies Critical of Lockdowns!

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Following the controversial arrest of a pregnant woman over a Facebook post, police in Australia defended the move and said they had paid over 80 home visits to people warning them they will be arrested if they attend anti-lockdown protests.

28-year-old Zoe Buhler was handcuffed and arrested in her Ballarat home in front of her children yesterday because she used Facebook to organize a ‘freedom day’ anti-lockdown protest in her home town.

Authorities claimed they were “satisfied” that police had acted reasonably and Buhler was charged under section 321G of the state’s Crimes Act 1958.N

However, the president of the Victorian Bar, Wendy Harris QC, said she was concerned about the arrest.

“In the case of Ms Buhler, who was arrested and handcuffed in her home in front of her partner and children, the Bar is concerned that the enforcement action of the police … appeared disproportionate to the threat she presented,” she said.

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Australia: Pregnant Woman Arrested in Her Home Over Anti-Lockdown FB Post

Aussie Police ‘Satisfied’ With Arrest of Pregnant Woman Over Anti-Lockdown Message

Australia: Pregnant Woman Arrested in Her Home Over Anti-Lockdown FB Post

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Shocking video footage out of Melbourne, Australia shows a pregnant woman being arrested in front of her children in her own home for the ‘crime’ of organizing an anti-lockdown protest on Facebook.

The clip shows police entering the woman’s house and presenting her and her husband with a search warrant.

The woman is then told she is under arrest in relation to “incitement” before being handcuffed.

She explains that she is pregnant and has an ultrasound in an hour, but officers are undeterred, telling her she is being arrested for a Facebook post in which she organized an anti-lockdown protest

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Melbourne Authorities Use Surveillance Drones to Enforce Face Masks

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FB May Block Australians From Sharing News Articles

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After the Australian government said digital giants should compensate media houses for using their stories, Facebook has issued an unprecedented threat that it may ban the country’s users from sharing news stories on its platforms.

“Assuming this draft code becomes law, we will reluctantly stop allowing publishers and people in Australia from sharing local and international news on Facebook and Instagram,” said Facebook’s managing director for Australia and New Zealand, Will Easton, in a blog post.

He also added that the proposed law required the company to choose between “either removing news entirely or accepting a system that lets publishers charge us for as much content as they want at a price with no clear limits.”

“No business can operate that way,” he said.

Australia is planning to enforce some of the strictest limitations on the powers of digital giants like Facebook and Google, which would require the companies to pay for the content they use from local news outlets. The aim is to bring in more transparency into how the platforms use their algorithms to rank content.

DW

Rare Spring Storm Dumps 3 Feet of Snow on Australia

Australians went outside to play in the snow Saturday, marveling at a surprise spring storm that dropped more than 3 feet in the mountains of several states.

Antarctic air triggered heavy snow and winds wild enough to close some roads at higher altitudes in New South Wales, Victoria, the Australia Capital Territory and the island state of Tasmania, Reuters reported.

Locals flooded social media with pictures of snow-covered towns and snowy woods.

“We’ve seen light #snow make it to #Canberra today, and yes even heard a few rogue flakes landed on Parliament House,” in the nation’s capital, the Bureau of Meteorology tweeted, according to Reuters.

The bureau is predicting that the cold weather will keep the snow around for several days in the alpine regions — much to the delight of Raj Kumar, who had traveled with his family from Sydney to New South Wales’ Blue Mountains.

“It’s awesome,” Kumar told the Seven Network.

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Australia: Authorities to Remove Kids From Home to Ensure COVID Compliance

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Authorities in Australia have given themselves the power to have police remove children from the custody of their parents in order to ensure compliance with coronavirus rules.

Schedule 2 of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020 amends the Emergency Response Act 2004 to create new powers during “declared emergencies.”

Section 25 of the act states the following;

—Removal of children
(1) Without derogating from section 25, an authorised officer may, for the purpose of ensuring compliance with any direction under that section, remove a child from any premises, place, vehicle or vessel to a place of residence of the child or to a hospital or quarantine facility, as the authorised officer thinks fit (and may, in doing so, use such force as is reasonably necessary).
A child is defined as anyone under the age of 18.

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WHO Official Threatens to Remove Families From Their Homes

Melbourne Authorities Use Surveillance Drones to Enforce Face Masks

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Authorities in Melbourne, Australia will use high-tech surveillance drones to catch people outside not wearing masks as well as to scan for vehicles that are in violation of curfew by being more than 5km from home.

“High powered drones will be used to find people not wearing masks and cars too far from home,” according to a 7News Melbourne news report.
The drones will also be used to ensure skate parks and playgrounds remain empty.

The surveillance devices can be flown up to a distance of 7km and produce images so clear they can “read a vehicle’s number plate from 500 meters away.”

Privacy advocates are concerned that there is no sunset clause on the use of such technology and the drones could continue to be used to spy on citizens after the pandemic ends.

7News Melbourne spoke to two residents who said they weren’t worried because they were behaving and had “nothing to hide.”

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Melbourne COVID Checkpoints Ensure Workers Allowed to Leave Their Homes

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As part of its strict new lockdown law, authorities in Melbourne have set up highway checkpoints at which residents have their papers scrutinized to ensure they’re allowed to leave their homes.

Earlier this month, a “state of disaster” was declared in the state of Victoria, imposing an 8pm to 5am curfew on residents, some of whom have faced instances of police brutality for flouting the rules, including one woman who was put in a chokehold for not wearing a mask outside.

The law is also being enforced via a series of checkpoints to determine if people have a legitimate reason to be traveling.

“My brother sent me this photo yesterday of a checkpoint he had to go through in Melbourne to make sure he had a WORK PERMIT to leave his house. Police and army there,” tweeted Sydney Watson.

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Melbourne Police Put Chokehold on Woman For Violating Lockdown (Video)

Melbourne: Police Can Enter Homes Without a Warrant For ‘Spot Checks’

Melbourne Police Surround Tower Blocks Following New Lockdown

Melbourne Imposes COVID Lockdown, Door-to-Door Forced Testing

Australian Universities ‘Dumb Down’ Courses For Foreign Students

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Some of Australia’s most elite universities are being forced to dumb down their lectures for foreign students who cannot understand English out of fear they will complain in large and ‘highly organised’ groups, lecturers have claimed.

The University of Sydney alone has received 135 complaints about academic assessment last year, and said a significant number of them involved allegations of unfair marking.

One anonymous professor at a leading Sydney university said even the slightest issue with exams could lead to joint complaints signed by 100 aggrieved students.

‘International students didn’t used to be organised but in the past two years that has all changed,’ the professor told The Australian

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