By - O_Barbosa
this is all fake btw, OP is a deranged conspiracy theorist.
I kinda want to ask for a source but if I get one it's gonna make me depressed as fuck.
I couldn’t find one, but if someone wants to correct me feel free.
Edit: this comment was made prior to flairing
I found a bunch of related content. I don't see anything about passports or social credit or whatever though.
[Here's one from a news agency back in April](https://7news.com.au/sunrise/on-the-show/federal-government-considers-forcing-australians-to-provide-id-to-use-social-media-and-dating-sites-c-2497510)
[Here's an Australian .gov website discussing the positives and negatives of anonymity, which is saying that something needs to be done to combat anonymity](https://www.esafety.gov.au/about-us/tech-trends-and-challenges/anonymity)
[This one talks about a law passed in 2018](https://bravenewcoin.com/insights/new-australian-legislation-impacts-online-anonymity)
Idk. I see stories about it from April 2021, and from September 2021, with nothing in between, and the one article from January 2019. But there *are* lots of articles relating to it, assuming they aren't all just being lazy and copying from one conspiracy nut's blog or something.
So it seems to be an ongoing restriction that has been getting tighter and tighter over a period of years, rather than a new program that is suddenly eliminating internet anonymity.
>I found a bunch of related content. I don't see anything about passports or social credit or whatever though.
That's because it doesn't exist. It's just exaggerated information that people should know well not to trust at face value. Pretty much like everything being spread about Australia on PCM right now, lol.
Your first link refers to a Parliamentary Committee report finding, which is just a list of research, evidence gathering and recommendations that will be handed to Australia's Parliament for consideration and debate. Just because something was recommended by a Committee doesn't mean it will be law. It would have to be considered by the Government, debated and passed through Parliament, and debated and passed through Senate. In short, this is far from being any actual policy or planning. It was simply a recommendation by a Committee.
Your second link is just a safety guide by the government and has nothing to do with actual laws or policies except for what people should do if being abused online.
Your third link [refers to an actual Bill.](https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about-us/our-portfolios/national-security/lawful-access-telecommunications/data-encryption)
Getting political news from PCM is about as smart as taking regular financial advice from WSB.
Look at the fucking tweet in the picture. A paragraph written by a polmeme account and the news below it says something about housing prices. Almost like an agenda post.
PCM has been used to spread just outright fabrications and misinformation for months now pretty intentionally, particularly targeted at Australia for some reason.
This sub seems to think there's a six drink limit across the country while that's a soft rule only applied at airport quarantine hotels for covid.
But the mods won't do anything because it's just a meme bro. Which is why agenda posters abuse the fuck out of this sub lol. Not even saying it should be banned, just sad the number of (largely younger) users that think this is real life.
My guess on attacking Australia is the same reason Australia got attacked by right wing groups after the GFC.
The Left would use Australia as an example of how Left Wing Politicians setup Australia for basically an easy 30 years (The economic policies were put in place in the early 90s) and would claim Australia hasn't gone through recession once in that time. (With maybe a minor recession for Covid)
And to a degree they are correct. Paul Keating is what happens when a PM who didn't finish High School goes to the leading economists in the nation, and said "I am not going to pretend to know what I am doing, so here is what I want to achieve.... tell me how to do it" and then did exactly what he was told to do.
The Right in Australia likes to argue the situation is a lot more complex and nuanced then that, and they can get away with that inside Australia because they have the time to do so.
They to are also correct. The fact we are a resource giant makes things easier, as does the fact we are an island AS does the fact that after getting through the [Dot.Com](https://Dot.Com) bubble with no recession led to Investors considering us a "safe market" to put cash in, leading to a feedback loop that investors put money in our currency during recession, which means we get a lot of investment when we need it most, meaning we avoid the recession, meaning we are considered safe.
And also since Keating listened to economists, he wasn't exactly doing left wing politics either... He floated the dollar, sold the National bank, setup Superannuation (Which is again promotes investment stability) and ended Industry wide Union Agreements in Australia.
However the foreign Right don't have the time to tell everyone the complexities and nuance of what happened, so has to counter the foreign Left going, "See look at Australia and how it hasn't had a recession in decades, and the Left caused this. Clearly we need to elect more left wing politicians."
Easiest way to do that. "They are a horrible Auth Nanny State. Libright, Authright, you don't want to put your money there and ESPECIALLY don't want us to copy what they are doing because Freedom!"
Based and truth-pilled
So in other words Australia took advantage of COVID to push every authoritarian policy they wanted at once
If you don’t support it, you are a grandma killer.
> feel free
Jesus dude, no need to rub it in
The post has a "Fabricated Text" flair so you're unlikely to find a source...
I see more outrage over made up headlines on this sub than anywhere else on reddit. Guys maybe posting made up headlines to elicit political outrage isn't the best idea?
Which is so stupid. If you have nothing to be outraged over, why make stuff up? Isn't it okay to not be outraged for a bit?
Let alone selling fake news that people here fall for hook, line, and sinker
>Which is so stupid. If you have nothing to be outraged over, why make stuff up? Isn't it okay to not be outraged for a bit?
That's because this sub has been astroturfed to death during the last few months. You will notice a pattern of what gets criticized and when and you should eventually come to the conclusion of who is trying to spread their propaganda if you know anything about international relations.
I'm Australian and this is the first I've heard of it. Pretty sure this is false or it's a brainfart of some think tank who want the government to do it.
I don’t know about this social credit system but the whole “police will be able to control social media accounts” is true.
Police can now take control of and maintain your social media account if they suspect you of committing a crime. They can add, edit, and delete any and all social media content on your account as they see fit.
The kicker? It can all be done without a warrant. So long as they *apply* for a warrant, they can then do all of that. Even if the warrant gets denied.
It’s called the [Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2021](https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r6623).
That’s a link to the government website on the bill, feel free to do more of your own research. In my rundown, there is a lot I didn’t cover, please read more into it to get the full information. I also haven’t heard of the “social media is linked to passports”.
You talk shit about government.
You then get forced on the train because they conveniently ~~placed and~~ found CP and terror plots on your PC.
wait where exactly does it say they can actually take control without a warrant? From what I read of the bill it just basically allowed a warrant to be granted by an AAT agent, or a judge, what part said they could do thing without the warrant?
They don't need a *judicial* warrant, just and administrative one.
This feels like a really important distinction, but I know literally nothing about Australian law. Would you be willing to summarize the difference for me, or point me to a place I can read more?
[Here's a great video going into detail](https://youtu.be/IE2hSFktXZs)
We have something similar in the US called asset forfeiture. Cops can just take anything they want without a warrant.
Luckily in many states there has been a push to at the very least require a judicial warrant which clearly outlines what is to be taken, the value, for how long, and on what grounds. In my state they tried to push for 'administrative warrants' instead, but thankfully the legislature let that provision die.
The picture says house prices, so maybe it’s bull shit?
There was some bill the other day giving police powers to access accounts etc. Nothing about passports though
I couldn't find anything about this
based and asking-for-a-source pilled i swear as aussie NOBODY HERE CHECKS IF ANYTHING ABOUT AUSTRALIA IS ACTUALLY REAL
No one is even sure Australia is actually real. No one ever asked for a source.
It's the Nazi conundrum! Basically, the Nazis were so cartoonishly over-the-top evil that basically anything bad you say about them sounds believable. Australia is like that on the scale of a continent— y'all got just enough crazy shit that people can say whatever and it sounds plausible.
Tbh I kind of hate that argument. It's always used by partisans to justify believing fake news about the other side, when in fact the other side is not cartoonishly evil, you just think that because you've been falling for fake news about the other side.
U good austraila?
Libright in Australia...sorry bro
I visited in 2018 with my ex who used to live there. Met one of her mates in Brisbane who was 100% libright and was already fed up with the auth bullshit back then. I can imagine he's completely losing it now.
We’ve already lost it, the auths are in full control 😢
Well, you let them disarm you ... soooo ... where did you think that was going?
It's estimated the buyback only got about 25-30% of the arms back. Still plenty enough there for an armed revolt against this shit.
I've met a few libleft aussies, they are so ignorant on this
i for one, am fucking terrified of this
No need to be my friend
As long as you have nothing to hide :)
Imagine you are all alone in your home, nobody else is there. You go to the bathroom and poop. Did you close the door? Even if it means smelling their own poop most people want privacy.
Am literally pooping with my bathroom door open right now
Its obvious to me you are no gray centrist, you need to change that flair to radical centrist.
Australia rn be like: “Privacy? Is that some kind of joke I’m to powerful to understand?”
I poop with the door open even if I’m not alone
That's the thing about Auth. No two Auths have exactly the same doctrine.
No matter how loyal you are, no matter how badly you want to follow the program, eventually those Auth leaders will adopt a policy that runs counter to your beliefs. And that's when the square peg gets shoved in the round hole.
If I am the leader though then the doctrine fits mine exactly.
well that's awfully ominous 😳
If they arent against it then theyre authleft. Libleft is still liberal
Support our libleft brothers.
If they're ok with this they aren't libleft
Ok my biggest problem with pcm is people really don't know what libleft means. How does everyone miss the LIB part of libleft? By definition, we most definitely hate authoritarian rule. lol
A lot of "liblefts" are just authlefts pretending to be the good guys. So you get an unfortunate reputation
Texas will save you brother
Move to Texas. A bunch of Californians just put their houses on the market.
Can a latino move in? I have a degree. Also, I'm very handsome.
Can a Latino move to Texas? Are you kidding? Half of us are Latino and super handsome already, get in here, hermano!
It really seems the next logical step for Red States to remain red is to introduce the Texas abortion bill everywhere else. If that all it takes for Dems to leave, you would think Republicans would be on that in a heartbeat.
I don't think that is all it takes. Leftists are super quick to play the 'I'm so offended by this that I'm leaving!' card, but are actually pretty slow to make good on those claims.
And the rest said fuck Texas, we're not moving there... we'll just all pile into Colorado some more.
I have a good friend who is a third generation Coloradan, and he tells me that they are very very not good with the Californians
Most everyone outside of Denver isn't very happy. I offroad all over SW Colorado and outside of Telluride it's Cowboys with guns.
They just passed a bill a couple weeks ago that let cops onto your social media accounts to survey, record, and modify. Cops can literally plant cp and arrest your for it. Fuck this gay earth
holy shit what the fuck are they doing on that island
[Well they have to pass the bills so they can see what's in them.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoE1R-xH5To)
Australia has never been good. For a country with a reputation for toughness and extreme wildlife, their government is an absolute nanny state.
No plz send help and guns.
Well at least yall gave Americans a concrete example of why you don't give up your guns
Thank you, the credit goes to our dipshit boomers of the Auth variety
That would be the jailers
And a reason to buy guns if they don't have already.
I don't have much disposable income, any recommendations?
Make yourself a boom stick. Costs $50.
Sell it at a gun buy back to some auth retards for $200.
Make four more. Sell them again.
Then buy yourself an $800 gun.
Libright has finally reverse engineered taxes
LibRight... The undisputed pros at tax evasion. Teach Me!
First things first, when tax time comes, don't do that.
Fuck you. Ima do it.
For a first gun I recommend a pistol. 9mm is pretty popular for a reason. It's not a very large round but with hollow point rounds has enough stopping power. Something to consider is that the heavier the gun the less it kicks given the same size round. So if concealing is not a concern go with a heavier/larger one. It's hard to beat the Glock 19. Sig Sauer p320 is a good option. Prices have gone way up in the last few years so don't expect to get something of quality on a shoe string budget. If you've never had a gun before make sure to memorize the 4 rules of gun safety and strongly consider a training course. Go to the shooting range at least once a year after that. Stay safe out there.
i wish i could own a sig 45 320 in canada. I'm just gonna move to Croatia and have a stash of weapons or something. Fuck.
Well it’s comments like these that I can’t upvote enough. Here take your award!
If I was stacked like Elon Musk I'd be trying to figure out how to get a couple freighters worth of former US military armaments from the Taliban and smuggle 'em to you all right now.
Where's that u/theotherotherhand dude to give us links and context and sources? Also, who's looking forward to using a VPN to fuck with Aussie internet cops?
They'll probably ban VPNs "in the interest of public safety" or some bullshit.
Damn australia really just said “fuck it” and went full authoritarian the past year
"Shit just went from 0 to 100 real fucking quick"
Shit just went from 0 to 1984 real fucking quick
If only I could give you an award
Gave him my last silver on your behalf. God bless
It’s **literally** just like [the book](https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/ebay-for-seniors-for-dummies-for-dummies-computertech_marsha-collier/3139066/item/6856200/?gclid=CjwKCAjwp_GJBhBmEiwALWBQkygs3ghfc1p_imO0YyENa9J6vmnsXToNOhz4iYOrgcxch93ckfDP5hoC_AcQAvD_BwE#idiq=6856200&edition=6433096)!
It really hasn’t been though
This channel has lots of good videos on their corruption and authoritarianism the last few years: https://youtube.com/user/thejuicemedia
The Australian government is just finally going mask off.
Government doesn't care about your speech if you aren't armed to back it up.
Yeah it seems like once they took away the semiautos they just decided to take the "what are you gonna do about it?" route
"Just buy a shotgun"
"From this select list of approved shotguns, of course. Also you need to submit ~~a valid form of ID, your fingerprints, your SSN, your address so we can find you "just in case", and also you're now a felon because we changed our minds halfway through this process and the gun you just bought is now illegal.~~"
All they’re missing is some wartime propaganda and a leader with a little mustache
While the general population is distracted with the never ending cascade of failures in COVID management policy, the government is pushing shit like this through at break neck speeds to almost no outrage. These bills are all passing with bi-partisan support, with only the Greens (progressives) thoroughly opposing it.
This is also fresh off a controversy where a state minister basically used his connections to sic a federal anti-terrorism/anti-stalking taskforce on a YouTuber who was making videos about him in an unflattering light, and the manner in which he arranged this use of the taskforce was extremely dodgy and obviously unwarranted.
Behold, the ambitions of fundamentalist right wing governments, now unfortunately realized in my backyard.
That is one way to lose the elections by a large margin.
Ha what elections? That's the next step
Australian government makes all parties except the ruling party as of now illegal since "They will remove the security of the nation"
Yeah I can see it.
"Parties cause division, and division causes chaos. We must unite under one banner. One people! One land! One leader!"
> One people! One land! One leader!
AuthCenter no! Bad! Very bad!
I'm quoting some ~~Austrian~~ Australian guy so it's okay
If they are going to go Authoritarian at least they should say they are stopping with that and not keep claiming to do it for democracy or they are democratic
I mean, they have the people's guns already so it's not like they have a reason to be careful about it.
Saving this screenshot now
Please God don't let me be right
*looks at flair* oh no
I knew I'd get this joke
Flair doesn't check out
*breaking news* dad jokes in these replies are off the charts!
Keep it on a USB so they cant remotely delete it
Oh did you not hear about the WD issue with allowing remote formatting
Usually in the election following a big move to auth, the incumbent party will be reelected with 102% of the vote.
These moves have bipartisan support. No wait, it’s worse than that. They have full spectrum and public support.
> They have full spectrum and public support.
That's disingenuous - this is being significantly opposed by the public, not to mention the progressives and independents. Problem is they don't really make up enough of parliament to have a voice to stop this, and due to COVID, parliament isn't sitting and holding public forum like they usually do.
They're using COVID as an excuse to push this shit through unopposed and use it against their people before outrage is even heard.
The opposition party voted for it too supposedly. I didn't look into it much, I assumed it would be canned at some stage. Any time now.
Your social credit has decreased by 5 points
Your VB longneck rations have been reduced to 2 bottles a day.
You will be relocated from your improved worker effectiveness home and placed in a standard housing cell.
Australian politicians: "we should become a republic and the monarchy is an undemocratic institution."
Also Australia: "haha freedoms go yoink."
Ok let me just *puts on tin foil hat*
So as we see Australia with its rapid removal of freedoms behaves like its been taken over by china.
Now if we look back at the news of the last few years, didnt Australians complain about [growing chinese influence](https://www.npr.org/2018/10/02/627249909/australia-and-new-zealand-are-ground-zero-for-chinese-influence) for years now?
Looking at how australia which was a relativly liberal country is now doing an 1984 any% speedrun something mustve been changing in the last years. And it might ju.. *gets arrested by Australian police*
RELEASE THIS MAN AT ONCE I WILL BOOGALOO MY WAY ACROSS THE WHOLE DAMN PACIFIC
Say FABRICATED TEXT right now
As an Authleft, calm the fuck down Australia.
This is literally what China does. Y’all tankies should be loving this.
I'm not a tankie, I hate the PRC govt!
I do, but its also hypocritical of Australia to bash China when Australia is going to do the same thing.
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It’s not hypocritical for the people to bash them both though. Authoritarian garbage is all this is.
I am talking about the gov. not the people.
we love things when they are said out loud, china went "hey everyone we are comunist and no more privacy" while australia is doing bad shit without people noticing
How is this in the best interests of the people in any way? I might be auth but not in the sense that I enjoy passing asinine shit into law just for the hell of it.
Also, obligatory "how is online abuse a thing? Just close your eyes."
You know what's fucked up is that tying online accounts to real life identities is going to make that "just close your eyes" actually not work.
Yeah I can see this backfiring. Hard.
because because john from 500km away will never be able to find a job because he made an "offensive" tweet so this will help our society!
If you dont trample all over individual freedoms you will eventually become a fascist dictatorship.
Damn. Australia completed a full circle. Started as a prison colony and 300 years later is a prison country. What will happen in the next 300 years?
Wouldn't it be ironic if the globalists took over, instilled a 1 world govt and economy, and turned australia into the world's super jail
woah saving this
They wanna go from that 12th place on the happiness index position to 144th.
Happiness? How fucking miserable is the rest of the world?
All these “Assie Covid restrictions” posts I’ve kept saying the same thing: the tech law is a million times worse and it’s already effective
Literally this is something to rebel or withdraw from society over
Edit for people saying I’m making this up:
First of all aint my country ain’t my problem so don’t act like I’d bother
I don’t know why aussies can’t Google “identify and disrupt” but maybe they haven’t been told their internet is being filters who knows.
Wait a minute isn't that contry in...
Literally 1984, for once
Q: why are you not Auth Centre?
(我们的) 60 Social Credits have been removed from your account! Bad work citizen, Do not publicly disclose your opinion which can make our great state look bad. Glory to the Australian Communist Party!
Nah... to controversial. The Australian Freedom Party!
Australia has quickly become a nation that id want to move to, to no longer wanted to associate with them anymore in a matter of weeks
Where is the fabricated text flair?? Oh no
Edit : it's up now
Holy fuck, its time for a crusade
They did many crusades, some of which almost didn’t fail
but at least the italians got some sweet trade deals
Can I get a source for this? Not an attack, I just want to look into it.
Channel 9 Today Show.
Got a credible source?
Not the one I mentioned but this covers everything.
Thank you! I always respect those that help instead of insult.
What the actual heck
Im an aussie but i got it lucky, i live in WA and our federal government are a bunch of pussy cunts who need to get out of the government
This bullshit going on over east pisses me off and is exactly why we need more gun rights.
Its stupid because you can have some tiny gun for recreational shit and you have to prove its for that, but you cant even have a gun for self defense or anything. Even so the range is so limited.
In conclusion, please help us
Everytime I hear about news from Australia I want the UK to reconquer it more and more.
>implying the UK won’t be just as bad in a few years
holy shit if you think Aus is bad you clearly haven't been looking at British law
It’s br ish law
Da fun dey doing over der?
Me living in China:
“Oi mate, I’ve seen this one! It’s a bloody classic!”
My Australian friend:
“Waduya mean? It’s brand new!”
Australia done went off the deep end.
Oh yeah I forgot China owned Australia
get me off this island
I'd never thought woke authoritarian would be a thing in real life 🤡🌏
The emus didn’t go far enough
I’m Australian, and I didn’t hear about this til just now. Well, guess I’m screwed.
Our Government is overstepping its boundaries now. They're not even trying to hide it either, the bills literally suggest linking social media to ID and allowing Police to hack phones
Ok I am Auth-center and this shit is just dumb,I just want a sense of patriotism and tradition,equal opportunity for all and welfare this is too much
Capitalism with Australian Characteristics (TM)
So Australia is literally doing what China with their social credit? So that Black Mirror episode was a documentary then.
Hey Anzacs, blink twice if you need a regime change.
Can I have an Australian confirm how true this is ?
There is a lot exaggeration about this type of stuff recently
Am Aussie, not sure about the “social credit” thing, but I can confirm about the law passing, supported by both major parties, which allows police to hack and change your data. That’s at least what I’ve heard
Oh yeah, the upside down NK
Wtf is it just me or is this just out of no where?
Too much even for me wtf
Dingo ate my civil liberties