America has admitted that it uses drone to spy on Americans at home.
Abbott has said that he will use drones to monitor refugee boat movements when that could be done better with satellites. The drones of course would have to fly across all parts of Australia to get to the North and the West. Everything about Abbott’s policies stink of surveillance.
Abbotts Internet policy wreaks surveillance. It take control of the Internet away from nobody (it just is) to control by Murdoch. Will Murdoch promise not to tap my internet communication when he owns the cable? Would Murdoch promise not to keep track of his political opponents? Would he promise that the Internet would remain democratic?
Of course he would. He would also say, through he mouthpiece Abbott that any surveillance was purely for the purpose of keeping us all safe and happy. I don’t think I would be happy if my communications are monitored and drones are flying overhead spying on me.
It is time to re-read 1984