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Turnbull’s new security suite will not make any of us any safer.

October 8, 2017 - 21:31 -- Admin

Never get between a premier and a bucket of money, Paul Keating warned. Or a Premier and an anti-terror photo-opportunity, he might add, after Thursday’s huge COAG performance. Human rights and civil liberties alike are trampled in the rush by all premiers to be the PM’s dancing partner in a show-stealing anti-terror two step. It’s…

The aim of scientists, unlike businessmen, lobbyists or politicians, is to find the truth

October 7, 2017 - 01:54 -- Admin

Considering the grave implications of what they are doing, you would think that parliamentarians, who have no specific qualifications or expertise, would listen to the best advice available. But no. Experienced public servants who might suggest “that is a bad idea” are replaced by people who advise “this is how you can sell it”.   Experts…

The Face of Surveillance: Malcolm Turnbull’s Recognition Database

October 6, 2017 - 18:28 -- Admin

Never miss an opportunity in the security business. A massacre in Las Vegas has sent its tremors through the establishments, and made its way across the Pacific into the corridors of Canberra and the Prime Minister’s office. Australia’s Malcolm Turnbull is very keen to make hay out of blood, and has suggested another broadening of…

Private Organizations Shouldn’t Be Able To Discriminate Cries Group Seeking Laws To Enable Discrimination

October 6, 2017 - 17:32 -- Admin

Last year, Cory Bernardi wrote a blog entitled, “Freedom to Refuse Must Be Defended”, which included the following: “And this is the essence of the dilemma we now face; is it okay for any business to say they simply don’t want your business for any or no reason?” “Personally I think it is, but that…

Melbourne student selected for Williams Formula One Ranstad Engineering Academy

October 6, 2017 - 10:00 -- Admin

A year 10 student from Trinity Grammar School, Kew, has been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with the Williams Formula One race team. Kyle Winkler is the Design Engineer for a team called “Hyperdrive” which today was announced as the 2017 World Champion of the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge, the largest Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics competition…