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After weeks of marching in lockstep with the coalition on matters of ‘national security’ a senior Labor politician has suggested it might be useful to debate the proposals rather than passing them with a minimum of scrutiny.
Dawn Walker, Australian Greens. The federal government has pushed through unprecedented powers for ASIO to copy and delete files and monitor unlimited numbers of private citizens' computers, and jail journalists for national security reporting.
Science Goes Viral
A US study has found that people suffering from depression are much more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.
Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.