I as yet haven’t got to read the proposed bill as yet, I will attached the proposed bill for downloading or viewing online. I know personally I wouldn’t want anyone else reading my private conversations with family or friends or having access to my social media or photos etc.
There would be a need to protect people from being asked for no reason to unlock phone, as in randomly asking anybody to unlock the phone because the police just want to have a look at your phone, I can understand if they have good grounds to believe you have committed a crime or have good grounds to believe you are planning on committing a crime.
Gradually we are getting our rights and privacy taken away from us, the government/s already have the ability to watch nearly everything we do.
Please share so more can learn of the proposed bill and voice their opinions before the 10th Sep 2018, so another bill isn’t passed without the public having a say. Below is a quick poll about whether you previously knew about this bill and where.
To post your poll vote, just above the “View Results” there is a box which appears when mouse over it, on mobile devices the area of the polls should be greyed out so can see the “Vote” button. Mainly on a computer that can’t see vote button till mouse over it.
Did you have prior knowledge about the new proposed Bill?
For many we don’t think about what freedom really is and how easy it is for our governments to take it away. We all think nothing about meeting friends or family for dinner, a party or even a bbq at a public park etc. For many now, these every day activities are no longer a option, their choice of being in a club with others that share a common passion, that of riding motorbikes has branded them as criminals and unworthy of basic human rights.
You could form of group of people randomly and possibly find that amongst those one or more might have some criminal history, might be a drug user or even sell drugs. One or more might even be thinking about how best to rob you while you are standing around, just waiting to get a chance. With the current Queensland VLAD Act, because this group has one person that is/was a criminal, you all would be associates from being with this person. You would need to prove your innocence, you will be guilty from just being there.
Many are now facing unemployment, businesses being shut, just because they formed friendships with others that share that one passion. As with the above example, the government is saying that because you are in a club or were or are associated and that possibly over many years some may or have committed some form of crime, you are guilty by having a friendship with said person/s.
Our constitution was written to protect us from governments that would take the basic rights away from certain groups of people, solely based on their say so. Whether you think well these laws don’t affect me, you should look at them and think how you would feel if you were. Taking a look at this in a different light, say you were told that because your neighbour was a criminal, you could no longer run a business because you were associated with said neighbour. Now you and your neighbour have gone to the pub for a drink, the neighbour from the other side turns up and now because there is 3 in a group you all go to Jail for 6 months for meeting in a public place.
We as a nation should not be allowing our governments to make and pass laws that show prejudice against any group of people, that infringe on their basic rights as citizens of this country. We need to stand together, to bring our rights back to everyone that is equal to one and all.
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