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Group.png Australia   Sourcewatch WikiquoteRdf-icon.png
Australia with AAT (orthographic projection).svg
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
LocationOceania
LeaderPrime Minister of Australia
Scott Morrison.jpg
Incumbent: Scott Morrison
Since 24 August 2018
Typenation state
Subgroups• High Court of Australia
• Australian Signals Directorate
Interest ofThe Juice Media
Member ofG-20, Global Counter Terrorism Forum, OECD, UKUSA
SubpageAustralia/1975 coup d'état
Australia/Deputy Prime Minister
Australia/High Court
Australia/Leader of the Opposition
Australia/Police
Australia/Prime Minister
Australia/Universal surveillance

Australia is a nation state in Oceania to the west of New Zealand. It has been particularly aggressive in universal surveillance of its citizenry. In December 2018, it passed laws which claim the right to compel both "local and international providers -- including overseas communication giants such as Facebook and WhatsApp -- to remove electronic protections, conceal covert operations by government agencies, and help with access to devices or services."[1]

Universal surveillance of the citizenry

Full article: Australia/Universal surveillance

After a 2015 bill claimed that the government had rights to carry out very broad warrantless mass surveillance of electronic media, including banning warrant canaries. The powers claimed were so broad that they have been called "nearly unlimited",[2] but efforts continue to expand their scope and use more resources to track and monitor citizens.

Cashless society

In December 2016, the New Zealand Herald reported that "Australia could scrap the $100 note".[3] Earlier in the year some researchers were predicting that Australia would be a "fully cashless society by 2022"[4][5]

In December 2017, Australian banks began to freeze the accounts of bitcoin users.[6]

Police

"Victoria Police officers faked more than 258,000 roadside alcohol breath tests, an exhaustive audit by Professional Standards Command and statisticians has uncovered."[7][8]

Minerals

In 2015, it produced 12% of the world's Uranium.

History

Full article: Australia/1975 coup d'etat
Sir John Kerr, who on the CIA's orders invoked "reserve powers" and dismissed the Australian Prime minister

In 1975, the CIA used Marshall Green, to carry out a coup d'etat to remove the independent minded Gough Whitlam from power, who had been criticising US foreign policy. As of 2018, the coup was still not widely recognised as such, and widely referred to (for example by Wikipedia as a "constitutional crisis".[9]

 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Malcolm Turnbull“The laws of Australia prevail in Australia, I can assure you of that. The laws of mathematics are very commendable but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia.”Malcolm Turnbull14 July 2017

 

Ambassadors to Australia

Nation stateStartDescription
Ambassador to Australia
UK/High Commissioner to Australia1936
US/Ambassador to Australia1940

 

Events

EventDescription
2014 Australia turboprop drug bust35 kg of heroin were accidentally found by local police aboard a CIA plane
Australia/1975 coup d'étatA CIA/MI6-backed covert "constitutional coup" to remove Gough Whitlam whom they saw as a loose cannon.
Children Overboard affair
Port Arthur MassacreA mass shooting incident in and around Port Arthur Tasmania on 28 April 1996

 

Groups Headquartered Here

A Group Headquartered HereDescription
Australian College of Journalism
Australian Security Intelligence OrganisationTied to Anglo-American intelligence
Australian Signals Directorate
Centre for Policing Intelligence & Counter Terrorism
Defence Signals Directorate
Monash University
Reserve Bank of Australia
University of Sydney
Victoria University (Melbourne)
Westfield Corporation
Zinc NetworkA "communications agency" that partnered with the Institute for Statecraft to propose a network of 56 NGOs in a bid for £9.75million of funding from the UK/FCO.|

 

Job here

EventJobAppointed
Steven RaeburnProducer2015

 

Citizens of Australia on Wikispooks

TitleBornDiedDescription
Tony Abbott4 November 1957
Julian Assange3 July 1971A "hacktivist" of mysterious background, whose website, Wikileaks, has been the conduit for a lot of whistleblowing. His pronounced disinterest in 9/11 is particularly notable.
Neil Brown22 February 1940
Clyde Cameron11 February 191314 March 2008
Ivan Glasenberg1957
Michael Jon Hand8 December 1941"One of Australia's most wanted fugitives" now living in Idaho, USA.
Michael Hourigan19573 December 2013
John Kerr (governor-general)24 September 191424 March 1991
Alexander Kouzmin19468 May 2011
Andrew Liveris5 May 1954
Frank Lowy22 October 1930
Keith Officer
John Pilger9 October 1939John Pilger, an Australian crusading journalist, has achieved fame in spite of a refusal to kowtow to the establishment by avoiding controversial issues.
Annika Smethurst1987
Mike Smith
Arthur Tange18 August 191410 May 2001A member of the Australian Deep state who played a role in the 1975 Australian coup d'état.
Alan Westerman25 March 191318 May 2001
James Wolfensohn1 December 1933

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Utopiainterview15 November 2013John Pilger
File:WikiLeaks-Australian-suppression-order.pdflegal document19 June 2014Australia Supreme CourtAustralian Supreme Court secret super-injunction preventing the publication of information about a corruption case involving 17 named individuals including senior Malaysian, Indonesian, Vietnamese politicians and Reserve Bank of Australia directors


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