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Commonwealth Bank of Australia hires G4S to spy on politicians

commonwealth bank

An undercover surveillance operation ordered by the Commonwealth Bank has embroiled the institution in a spying scandal, with senior MPs monitored and photographed by private detectives investigating one of its critics. The bank hired security firm G4S to conduct ”Operation Lantern”, round-the-clock surveillance on consumer advocate and anti-banking lobbyist Michael …

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Australia doomed: debt ceiling raised $200b, central bank given $8.8b

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey

The Federal Government has given the Reserve Bank of Australia a $8.8 billion one-off grant to help it manage future economic crises. The money will be added to a fund used to offset the central bank’s exposure to risky financial assets. Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey says Australia’s economy continues to …

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Australian government withheld knowledge of Prism program

Nick Xenophon

The Australian government was aware of the US National Security Agency’s top-secret Prism program at least two months before the Guardian revealed its existence to the world. A freedom of information request by the ABC has confirmed officials in the Attorney General’s Department prepared a secret briefing for the minister on Prism in March 2013, more than …

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Australia replaces one puppet Prime Minister with another

Rudd Gillard puppets

Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard  Kevin Rudd has won a leadership ballot against Julia Gillard to regain the Australian prime ministership by a margin of 57 to 45. With the September 14 election looming, Gillard’s chances of victory were deemed slim. According to recent opinion polls, Rudd is seen as …

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Australians forced to answer questions about sex life or go to jail

Australian Bureau of Statistics

A survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has gone from a voluntary survey regarding economical issues such as employment, to mandatory personal questions regarding one’s sex life. Australian citizens have been complaining about government surveyors knocking on their doors and asking very intrusive personal questions. One resident …

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Australia to unleash genetically modified wheat

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It might sound drastic, but the torching and removal of unwelcome genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) is precisely how the people of countries throughout Europe, Asia, and elsewhere have effectively stopped the commercial deregulation of dangerous GMOs in the past. And it may be the only effective remedy right now in Australia, …

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