We keep up to date on the War consent manufacturing machine, chat about ACIC's claim that encryption is for criminals, and follow up on the jobseeker dob-in hotline.
- The cop who beat up a Blak kid 11 months ago has been charged with assault. We talked about this back in episode 22.
- Scott Morrison doesn’t know why Australia should go to war with China.
- Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lijian Zhao, calls Australian politicians the “real troublemakers”.
- In the Saturday Paper, Hugh White likens Australian politicians to the the statesmen of 1914.
Encryption is for criminals
- The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission thinks that all encryption is for criminals.
- Former PM Malcolm Turnbull confirmed that he uses encrypted messaging apps.
- Former Attorney General George Brandis was very confused by what “metadata” is.
- Cam Wilson’s article in Crikey on the online privacy bill.
It’s dobseeker time
- The Dobseeker hotline is up and running.
- People turning down jobs is a problem that statistically doesn’t exist — of 1.1 million people on Jobseeker, only 114 turned down a job.
- The tax return graphs that show “where your taxes go”.
- The Australian Retail Association opposes the hotline too.
- Hundreds of people have officially objected to the Robodebt class action settlement.
- The Government is using the same data matching approach as Robodebt, and applying it to Jobkeeper.
- Join the Australian Unemployed Workers Union.
- Sign the petition to Save the Inks.
- Come to the RAHUGALA on May 22!