I’m Back…

22nd July 2015. Well back after a long sabbatical while getting a bit disillusioned with the state of the nation. Currently in my view we have the worst Prime Minister we have ever had, the current government is the worst we have ever had, and the current opposition is the most ineffectual we have ever had. The country is in a race to the bottom and like leemings many of the population are following. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer, corporations are dodging billions in tax and the country is existing as a service industry selling over priced overseas goods and services to other Australians. Sitting back and saying nothing – achieves nothing

I Spy Again…..

1st March 2014. I am reluctant to keep rabbiting on about this but…  We still get bombarded by stories of grubby little people playing their childish I spy games in the name of National Security. Many of their activities way beyond the bounds of legality and the mores of a civilized society. ‘Sigh….’

Vacuum…

22nd June 2013. Privacy issues just will not go away. So it now seems a cabal of paranoid nations are tapping into fibre optic nodes to vacuum the majority of world wide communication traffic. Is there no end to this travesty. ‘Silent Comment’

Privacy Please…

15th March 2013. So, the Australian Privacy Act, which enshrines an individuals ability to access information held about him/her, does not apply to politicians or political parties. They can hold information about an individual that cannot be legally accessed. ‘Why would I believe any different’

One hand doesn’t …

2nd December 2012. On the same page of the paper I see the Attourney General has raised the fine for Privacy breaches to $1m.The other article describes how organizations as diverse as the RSPCA and Local Councils, can, and have, accessed the confidential phone and email information of citizens to the extent of being totally out of control. ‘Privacy and Accountability, the former for yourself, the latter for others’