Dear <<First Name>>,
Do you trust the Gillard Government to know all your internet passwords?
Do you think they should know every website you have visited?
Do you want them to read every email you send, monitor every Facebook post you have made, and record every Tweet you sent?
And do you want them to store all your private online data for two years?
This is what the Gillard government wants to do. And WILL do unless we take action NOW!
<<First Name>>, this is not a joke. This is not a paranoid conspiracy theory. It might seem like something out of 1984, but this is what is about to happen in Australia!
The Joint Parliamentary Committee on Intelligence & Security is set to approve one of the most draconian and invasive online surveillance
regimes anywhere in the world: these are powers dictators could only dream of
! If passed, they will have access to everything you have done online. Every website you have visited, every private tweet you have made, every email you have sent. And they will keep these records for two years!
The Gillard Government says this is for “National Security”. But the wording of the proposal is clear: this doesn’t apply to just terror suspects – EVERY SINGLE AUSTRALIAN will have ALL of their online activity recorded and potentially monitored. And if you don’t give them your passwords – you will be forced to go to gaol - even if you haven’t committed any crime! Criminals will always be able to easily subvert this. It’s law-abiding Aussies who will lose out.
Just last week, a Department of Communications cybersecurity contractor lost
800 highly sensitive subscriber details because they didn’t bother to send it by secure post
. If we can’t trust them to keep something so basic secure, what do you think will happen when they have access to everything?
Make no mistake: if this passes, our privacy is dead.
I am genuinely scared as to what might happen to us if this passes. 50 years ago the Labor Party tried to use ASIO to silence critics at the Institute of Public Affairs
. Do we really want to give the government the power to do the same thing today?
But it’s not too late. We can stop this from taking place.
The Committee is calling for public submissions before August 6th
. If enough Australians contact them and say NO – we will stop this.
We have just created www.StopBigBrother.com.au
as an online campaign portal against this outrageous proposal
From this website, you will be able to contact your local MP, members of the Joint Committee, and send a formal submission directly. There is no need for you to lookup names or emails, it's all pre-programmed. All you need to do is input your details, change the draft text around (we can’t have everyone saying the same thing!), and hit send!
<<First Name>>, Can you please visit www.StopBigBrother.com.au and tell Canberra: NO!!!
If thousands of freedom fighters stand up for our rights - we will prevail. So please help send a message Canberra can not ignore - Visit www.StopBigBrother.com.au
in your details, change around the words in our draft sample, hit send and make your voice heard!
This is not a complex question. It is not a Liberal/Labor or right/left issue. It is simply this: do you want the government to know every single private thing you do online
If, like me, you think this is unacceptable, then please join our campaign, because if we don't take action now, it will be too late. Please visit our website
, join our new Facebook group
this email, share it on Facebook:
and post it on Twitter
We CAN block this proposal – but to do so EVERY Australian needs to speak up.
Please visit www.StopBigBrother.com.au
and help stop the Gillard Government from spying on us online.
Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance
PS: Please visit Please visit www.StopBigBrother.com.au and stop the Gillard Government from seeing what websites you read, reading your private messages, and knowing your online passwords!