We discuss Wikipedia edits, encryption laws, corona detention and McLean's trip to the Labor party's town hall on climate change.
- Did Department of Social Services secretary Kathryn Campbell edit her own Wikipedia page?
- The Australian Financial Review suggests a guaranteed income and a strong social safety net would help Australia come out of the Covid Depression.
- Sydney Bus drivers called off a strike after their demands for PPE were met before the strike began.
- A Four Corners investigation has shown that doctors warned infection dangers in Victoria’s hotel quarantine, but were ignored by DHHS until the outbreak.
- The Federal government is reopening the Christmas Island detention center, at a cost of $55m over 6 months.
- The Biloela asylum seeker family are still in immigration detention, even after the government has been forced to pay $200,000 in legal fees for breaking procedural fairness.
- BHP is selling off it’s thermal coal mines over the next two years.
- It’s free real estate!
- As far as I can tell, Dan Andrews has not weighed in on Juukan Gorge — Ed.
- Tom McLean’s open letter to the Terri Butler, Mark Butler and Ged Kearney explaining his question, and why climate change action needs to be personal.
Computer nerd stuff
- Despite claims they were urgently needed, neither ASIO or the AFP have used the anti-encryption laws passed in 2018.
- Peter Dutton wants additional powers to spy on Australian citizens though.
- Victoria Police are using precog algorithms to detect possible predict youth offenders.
- Monash University research has shown that these systems are used for racial profiling, to great negative effect.