Saturday, May 11, 2019

Demand for corrupt cop to talk

There are a LOT of corrupt 'persons' within state (and territory) police forces of Australia.

BUT that will NEVER be the (real) concern of the government of this colony.

What is the concern of the colonial goverment is that the serfs keep paying for warrantless seizures of personal property, like in Victoria, under the ex so called 'sheriff' Brendan Facey, and his replacement Warwick Knight.

We will soon be entering the next phase of the police state, which will be described in a not too distant future post.

For now, see how corrupt police deal with victims in the mainstream media article:

Australia we're full with fradulent politicians

We know the one on the right is a dodgy as all f..k.

So who's the new (dodgy) face?

As documented by news.com.au on 11 May 2019 with the headline:

Labor candidate’s links to company that sold pseudoscientific and potentially dangerous health products



Ms Chandrala with Labor Leader Bill Shorten. Picture: FacebookSource:news.com.au
EXCLUSIVE 

One of Labor’s federal election candidates previously founded and helped run a company which sold pseudoscientific health products, including “vagina tightening cream”, “breast enlargement cream” and capsules which promised to cure the symptoms of diabetes while allowing customers to say “farewell to insulin”.

Aruna Chandrala, who is a candidate for the Senate in NSW, was listed among the managers of a business called Ayushman Herbals. On her personal website, she said she was “involved in the running” of the company.

This isn’t her first involvement in politics.

Labor also endorsed Ms Chandrala as a candidate for the NSW upper house at the state election earlier this year, and photos show she has met several prominent members of the party, including Bill Shorten, Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd, Paul Keating, Bob Hawke, Chris Bowen, Tanya Plibersek and Kristina Keneally.

Ayushman Herbals was based in Hyderabad, India, but its LinkedIn profile shows it also had offices in the United States and Illawong, a suburb in the south of Sydney.

According to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in India, it was incorporated in July of 2012.

The homepage of Ayushman Herbals.Source:news.com.au

Ms Chandrala (fifth from the top) was listed on the company’s Management page.Source:news.com.au

Diafree, one of the problematic products offered by the company.Source:news.com.au

Its product range included Ayurvedic medicine, a form of alternative medicine which is extremely popular in India, but has been described elsewhere as pseudoscience.

Among the products offered by Ayushman Herbals was Diafree, which promised to “get rid of all signs and symptoms associated with diabetes”.

“Farewell to insulin and tablets. Let’s treat your diabetes in a natural way,” the company’s website told customers.

Diabetes is a condition in which the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin to maintain normal blood glucose levels. It’s typically treated with artificial insulin injections.

A failure to properly treat diabetes can cause serious complications. For one, it greatly increases the chance of someone suffering a heart attack or stroke.

Ayushman Herbals told its customers Diafree, whose formula consisted of a “unique combination of herbs”, would stimulate beta cell production and help the pancreas perform its function normally.

“You can decrease the dosage of artificial insulin by regularly taking Diafree along with diet and exercise,” it claimed.

Put another way, it strongly implied diabetics would no longer need insulin — or at the very least, not as much — a claim with potentially dangerous consequences.

Slim-O capsules were supposed to help customers lose weight.Source:news.com.au

Another product on offer was Slim-O, which supposedly did exactly what you would expect from the name — help people lose weight.

Customers were told the capsules would empower them to “regain the original body shape”, reduce their fat levels and detoxify their digestive system.

“Ayushman slimming capsules are made with fat burning herbs like Garcinia,” the website boasted.
Other products sold by Ayushman Herbals require less explanation.

It flogged “Vagina Tightening and Anti-Fungal cream”, which promised to “bring stiffness back and give original shape back”. With no side effects!

The company’s “Breast Enlargement cream” preyed on women’s concerns about “ill-shaped or sagging” breasts

“Height Plus” pills claimed to stimulate human growth hormone and make people taller, though it warned “definitely results vary”.

And so on. There were pills for increasing sexual stamina, improving memory, fighting addiction, maintaining healthy lungs and “helping in menstrual related problems”.

A couple of the more outlandish products.Source:news.com.au

Labor has focused heavily on health during this election campaign, telling voters it is the only major party that can be trusted to provide better health care.

The revelation that one of its candidates was involved with a company which sold pseudoscientific health products, including some that were potentially dangerous for consumers, undermines that argument.

“I’ve ceased all involvement with that company and condemn any behaviour which seeks to mislead people about medicine,” Ms Chandrala told news.com.au on Friday night.

Her personal Facebook page included a number of photos with senior Labor figures. Earlier this week she attended a gala dinner for Labor candidates, where she was pictured with Mr Shorten, Ms Plibersek and Ms Keneally.

Other images showed her with Mr Shorten as far back as 2014, and with former prime ministers Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd, Paul Keating and Bob Hawke.

After news.com.au contacted Labor for comment late yesterday afternoon, Ms Chandrala’s Facebook profile was taken down, along with all those photos, as was her profile on her personal website.

Ayushman Herbals’ website was already defunct.


 Ms Chandrala with Bill Shorten. Picture: FacebookSource:news.com.au


Here she is with Tanya Plibersek. Picture: FacebookSource:news.com.au

And with Kristina Keneally. Picture: FacebookSource:news.com.au

Ms Chandrala with Mr Shorten in June of 2016. Picture: FacebookSource:Facebook

The pair together in June of 2015. Picture: FacebookSource:Facebook

A photo from February of 2015. Picture: FacebookSource:Facebook

Ms Chandrala with Kevin Rudd in 2018. Picture: FacebookSource:Facebook

With Bob Hawke in 2014. Picture: FacebookSource:Facebook














Thursday, May 9, 2019

Corrupt lawyer blackmailed by corrupt police


How befitting, for this colony.

See  snippet from today's Herald Sun publication:


The ACCC involved in stock market manipulation?

Very briefly, the Australian stock market is a corporate criminal's paradise, supported by an offshore tax haven scheme, that the government turns a blind eye to.

Privileged ( or rather corrupt) persons obtain insider information to conduct illegal business activities, where such a 'blunder' by the ACCC can be seen as a way of obtaining profit illegally...

but that's just a 'conspiracy theory', as any other point of view outside of an official government stance is seen as such.


See excerpt from today's The Age publication below:




Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Thousands of Australians could lose their homes thanks to a mortgage manoeuvre that could come back to bite them

The (retail) banks are there to screw over their customers out of as much cash (i.e. fiat currency) as possible in the shortest time possible.

The 'problem' (for the customers) is that in Australia, this action is supported by the authorities, as seen in the farcical royal commission into the misconduct in the banking and superannuation and financial services industry.

Here is just another way the 'mums and dads' are getting screwed over, while big business gets a [tax] free ride, as described by news.com.au on the 7th of May 2019 of the headline:

‘It’ll cost you a fortune’: Hidden pitfall of popular home loan hack


any people took advantage of booming prices to unlock their home’s equity, only to be left high and dry when house prices plunged. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Almost one in five homeowners has dipped into the biggest savings account of all — their mortgage — with potentially disastrous results, new data shows.

Of those who used their home equity, either by redrawing or refinancing to borrow more, the most likely reason was to fund renovations at 34 per cent but 19 per cent borrowed against the house to fund private schooling for the kids, data from Finder shows.

Housing expert Steve Jovcevski from comparison website Mozo told news.com.au it was very concerning people were funding expenses like schooling by borrowing against the value of their homes, particularly in a time of falling house prices.

“If you can’t afford to pay school fees out of your bank account you shouldn’t be sending your kids there,” Mr Jovcevski said. “You shouldn’t be using redraw.


“If you keep increasing the loan you’re never going to pay it off by the time you retire or you’ll have to use all your superannuation to pay it off.”

The reason for this is that during the housing boom, prices skyrocketed, leaving many Australians suddenly able to access tens of thousands of dollars in equity that they used to fund renovations or consumer spending.

Higher house prices meant more equity that was too tempting to resist.

But in a falling market, homeowners can find themselves in trouble.


For many homeowners, the temptation to renovate was too great to resist. Picture: SuppliedSource:istock

BORROWING FROM TOMORROW TO FUND TODAY

Finder’s data showed many were also dipping in to home equity to fund household expenses or to consolidate debts on credit cards or personal loans.

Kate Browne, personal finance expert at Finder, said that redrawing a mortgage or refinancing to take advantage of improved equity was “increasingly attractive” but required caution.

“It’s become a popular tactic for those wanting to consolidate debt — but they don’t think about the greater cost paying it off over 25 years,” Ms Browne said.

“That $5,000 new TV could end up costing you $7,600 over the life of the loan.”

A bigger mortgage requires larger mortgage repayments as well as extending the mortgage lifespan.
Ms Browne said there could be serious problems if homeowners borrowed too much against the home loan and doing it to fund schooling was particularly serious.

“Parents want the very best for their children, and for some that means private education,” she said. “But it’s a worry to see some spending more than they can afford and risking their homes for something that in Australia we can get for free.”
 

It seems a shame to go into debt for something that you could get for free. Picture: Hollie Adams/The AustralianSource:News Corp Australia

MANY AUSTRALIANS LACK A SAVINGS BUFFER

Mr Jovcevski said borrowing against a home to fund education demonstrates how few people have savings on hand they can easily access.

“Everyone should have some kind of buffer, I think the reason they don’t is that people want to live beyond their means,” he said.

“We’re finding it out more and more as more and more people use their equity to fund their lifestyles.”

Previous research from UBank’s science of Spending and Saving Experiment found 35 per cent of Australians live payday to payday.

Stephanie Chia, from Melbourne borrowed against her home equity two years ago to the tune of $25,000 to fund a new car purchase.

She told news.com.au she did it because she knew she had another $20,000 payment coming up but needed a car.

“Someone came to me with a refinancing strategy to refinance my equity with the apartment and get the 20k out,” Ms Chia said.

“I won’t buy a new car after this — I stay away from credit cards.”

REA’s general manager financial experiences Eloise Wall told news.com.au the data showed four in five Australians “aren’t being frivolous” and those that do redraw mostly spend the money on “stuff that matters”.

“Your home loan is a very cost-effective source of extra capital,” she said. “Everyone would like to be debt free but people have genuine needs.”

Silky Shah from Pendle Hill in Sydney redrew $20,000 from her home loan last year to pay for a family emergency back in India.

“My father in law incurred a loss in his business but he wasn’t able to cope,” Ms Shah said. “It was affecting his health so we thought we would send some money over.

 Many Australians lack a savings buffer, which means they don’t have cash handy when they really need it. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

“We didn’t have any other savings, we didn’t want to get into any kinds of debts to do this.”

REDUCING EQUITY MEETS FALLING HOUSE PRICES

Mr Jovcevski said falling house prices presented a “big risk” for many people increasing their loans.

The plunge in house values could push some back into lenders mortgage insurance (LMI) territory.

LMI is paid on a loan when borrowers have less than 20 per cent equity in the property and can cost tens of thousands of dollars, growing as the borrower’s equity share in a property falls.

“In a falling market, there’s a big risk that you can’t refinance anywhere else and you may enter LMI territory,” he said. “It’ll cost you a fortune.”

Monday, May 6, 2019

Australia's biggest mass surveillance operation police tried to keep secret

The police state of Australia keeps many surveillance operations a secret from the serf population.

This is just one of them that made it out of the bag.

See article from 6 May 2019 by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation of the headline:

Facial recognition system rollout was too rushed, Queensland police report reveals


GIF: Facial recognition software was used on members of the public at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

The biggest mass surveillance operation known to have been used by police in Australia was so rushed that it lacked the data to operate effectively, the ABC has learned.

Key points:
  • The facial recognition system rollout failed to identify any targets flagged as a high priority
  • Council for Civil Liberties criticised the system's use for general policing at the Commonwealth Games
  • QPS tried to block the ABC's efforts to have its report on the surveillance system made public


But the Queensland Police Service tried to keep that a secret. 

The facial recognition system used in Queensland during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games also had so few specific targets that it ended up being used for general policing.

Details of the surveillance system's rollout were revealed in an evaluation report conducted by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) after the 2018 event.

The report, obtained by ABC News under Right to Information (RTI), showed none of the 16 high-priority targets requested as part of the operation could be identified.

"Difficulties were experienced in data ingestion into one of the systems with the testing and availability not available until the week Operation Sentinel [the Games security operation] commenced," the report found.

"The inability of not having the legislation passed, both Commonwealth and state, in time for the Commonwealth Games reduced the database from an anticipated 46 million images to approximately eight million."



Photo: Special Emergency Response Team officers at the Commonwealth Games, which authorities described as as the state's biggest security event. (ABC News: Tom Forbes)
 

Halfway through the Games, the technology was opened up to basic policing, which turned up only five identities out of the 268 requested.

"Given the limited requests from within the Games, opportunity to conduct inquiries for the general policing environment was provided to enable better testing of the processes and capabilities," the report stated.

Protective security zones around Games venues gave police increased powers to detain, search and move people on, and 3,000 extra police officers were stationed on the Gold Coast at the time.

Michael Cope from the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties said it was a clear case of "scope creep".

"It reminds people that all this legislation is always dressed up as trying to get bad people who are coming to murder us — it is not at all," he said

"This just demonstrates that really the main use of this thing is not going to be to find people who might be potentially coming to cause mayhem and to kill people, but it's going to be to catch people who are committing ordinary mundane offences."



 Photo: Facial recognition technology was opened up to basic policing for the Gold Coast Games. (ABC News: Ashleigh Stevenson)
 

While police records were included, images from Queensland's Department of Transport and Main Roads were left out.

The report also found similar issues with millions of national identification images that were not included in the database.

Facial recognition software is also used at airports across the country by Australian Border Force.
Last week, a glitch in the system led to lengthy delays for thousands of travellers.

Police tried to keep report secret

When asked how the system performed during the Games, QPS initially told ABC News there "were no problems experienced with its use".

QPS then repeatedly tried to block requests for documents under RTI, until the Office of the Information Commissioner overruled them, saying it was in the public interest for the report to be released.

Queensland Law Society president Bill Potts said the public deserved to know the extent of surveillance methods being used by authorities.

"One of the real questions to ask is, why has it taken so long and why did they find it so hard to provide details of something which they had announced would be utilised and was going to be a terrific success?" he said.

"It may well be that there are operational reasons why they don't want the public to know.

"The difficulty is, when such technology exists when you have the Orwellian 'big brother is watching'. I think there needs to be very clear guidelines and very clear expectations set as to the circumstances under which it will be used."

Concerns for future use

In Queensland, the mass surveillance technology can be used to identify suspects for crimes that could attract a sentence of at least of three years in jail.



Photo: A police report revealed failures with the "rushed" rollout of facial recognition technology at the Commonwealth Games. (ABC Gold Coast: Damien Larkins)
 

Queensland privacy commissioner Philip Green, who was unaware of the documents until they were released to ABC News, said he had concerns about future use of the technology.

"For law enforcement in the most serious crime prevention, in terrorism for instance, no-one's going to argue with it," he said.

"But we do need, as a society, to look at impacts of the technology on a wider group of people to make sure that they're not being disadvantaged unfairly and that the technology use is proportionate and reasonable.

"Countries such as China have been reported for using this sort of technology for jay-walking offences, and even rationing toilet paper in public toilets.

"Minority groups have obviously been oppressed in countries where protections and human rights protections aren't in place — that's my broader concern."

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Royal Commission into banking a farce as hard working Aussies get screwed over

Subservience to the banks?

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, led by Kenneth Madison Hayne was a farce at the expense of hard working Australian taxpayers.

One example of the farce is that there were only 'recomendations' for charges for approx 14,000 criminal breaches in the law, as opposed to actual charges being laid as soon as the report was made public.

When a serf allegedly commits an offence, charges are laid pretty much instantaneously, where 'recommendations' are not even part of the vocabulary.

In any event, whatever alleged financial 'suffering' occured to the banks as a result from the royal commission, the hard working Australian (tax) slaves bear the brunt of the financial burden.

A system built to protect the business interests of  multinationals, protected corporations, like the banks and the corporation conglomerate commonly referred to as the 'Australian Government'.

Australian Government:1, Australian people:0

See article from the 3rd og May 2019, by the Herald Sun pulication: