Australia, Down (and going) under : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Orwellian Nightmare Down Under?

If you're in Australia, the government has the ability to modify your files. Its cyber spooks have been given legal power not only to monitor private computers around the country, but to change the data they contain.

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-- maid upname (, December 04, 1999


It is increasingly appearing that Aussies have experienced an intelligence coup and one that means them great malice.

-- Paula (, December 04, 1999.

Interesting indeed. And how convenient it could be for our own N~~S~~A~~ to ask a small favor now and then from their A~~S~~I~~O~~ colleagues, in re systems in other countries. Unless of course some magic firewall exists around the Australian subcontinent to make such excursions impossible.

-- Tom Carey (, December 04, 1999.

Australia is one of our Echelon partners if i remember correctly. can they really be that different from us soon?

-- tt (, December 04, 1999.

I remember serving with Aussies in Viet- Nam. What ever happened to the guys I knew? I looked at them in the same vein that I viewed the founders of America. They now have surrendered their rights and have allowed a socialist (read it , Marxist) government to control them. In the USA, we say there is no right to free speech unless there is the 'GOD' given right to carry arms. All of you old NAM vets, where have you been, what have you been doing that would turn the Austrailia that you told me of into what it has become?

-- soloman (, December 05, 1999.

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