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Inquiry launched into 5G in Australia

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts has commenced a parliament-first inquiry into 5G network technology.

The announcement follows months of public outcry from concerned citizens and community action groups over the rollout of 5G in Australia.

INQUIRY LAUNCHED

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts have announced an inquiry into the deployment, adoption and application of 5G in Australia.

5G refers to the fifth generation of mobile technology, in line with the International Mobile Telecommunications-2020 (IMT-2020) Standard of the International Telecommunications Union and the associated releases of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).

According to the official page, the committee will conduct research to:

  1. Investigate the capability, capacity and deployment of 5G;
  2. Understand the application of 5G, including use cases for enterprise and government.

Chairing the reviewing committee is Nationals MP Dr David Gillespie, alongside Deputy Chair, Labor MP Ed Husic and six committee members.

Interestingly, matters relating to national security are out of scope for this national inquiry.

In a media release, Dr Gillespie said “5G will transform the way we live and work, and provide opportunities for family life, industry and commerce” and the committee “want to hear about the opportunities and challenges of 5G”.

However, no date has been set for the committee to report back to the public.

The Australian government is also yet to formally respond to the announcement.

GOVERNMENT ON THE ROPES

Communications Minister, Paul Fletcher, has assured Telstra that it is “backing high-speed 5G mobile network rollout plans” amid signs of a community backlash against the technology.

The government has promised a ‘stronger public stance’ over the technology’s safety.

Fletcher, who has been exposed as a former Director of telecommunications giant Optus, has met with executives for a demonstration of the high-speed 5G mobile networks several weeks ago, as the $42.6 billion telco continues to build the new infrastructure across the country.

A spokesman for Mr Fletcher declined to comment on the minister’s meeting with Telstra but said “the agency played an important role in providing authoritative advice to government and the community on matters of electromagnetic energy safety”.

This comes as growing groups of concerned citizens ramp up a campaign, which includes protests, council complaints, online petitions and flyers, against 5G technology and electromagnetic energy (EME) and radiation.

These national community action groups have formed to share information relating to 5G and to take action by hosting local events to connect with like-minded citizens.

The groups have staged protests in recent months across the country and have scheduled a number of protests and forums to oppose the rollout.

The government has been criticised for acting in the interests of telcos by some anti-5G groups, who are concerned the technology could lead to infertility and cancers.

The backlash has led to victories in locations such as Lathlain, Currumbin Valley and Sutherland Shire Council, all recently successful in bids to appeal 5G upgrades in the area.

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https://tottnews.com/2019/10/03/inquiry-launched-5g-australia/

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Two babies die minutes after receiving the MMR vaccination! … one allegedly without parental consent & in spite of the mother’s protest

This is unbelievably shocking. Two little ones in Samoa, only one year old, both of them. Think of the grieving parents in this totally avoidable tragedy. Deepest condolences to those parents. This is why parents are questioning vaccines. And yet they are vilified for doing so. They are taking away our choices for our own health & the health of our babies. Ask for the inserts parents. Ask for the risks, the side effects. Ask if it’s been tested. Ask to see the test results. Know what the odds are of damage to you & your children, before consenting. Ask if you will be compensated for injuries. We’ve grown too blase about asking questions. Thing is the numbers of vaccines has risen dramatically in recent decades. What used to be a very minimal risk of damage, has now become far more common. Clearly we need to be asking questions, and expecting satisfactory answers. See our vaccine pages for further info. EnvirowatchRangitikei

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From News Hub

The head of the Ministry of Health in Samoa has ordered the immediate recall of all measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines after the deaths of two one-year-olds.

The children were given the MMR vaccine on Friday at Safotu Hospital on the island of Savai’i. However within minutes they were dead. One child was allegedly immunised without the mother’s consent – and despite her protesting.

Health Ministry CEO Dr Take Naseri says a full investigation is underway into the deaths. All MMR vaccines in Samoa have been ordered to be seized and the staff involved have been stood down, TV1 Samoa reports.

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr Sailele Malielegaoi says he is waiting to be fully briefed on the situation.

“I have called a full inquiry into the circumstances leading up to this devastating incident which I do not take lightly,” he told media.

“There are already processes that will determine if negligence is a factor. And if so, rest assured those processes will be implemented to the letter to ensure that such tragic [deaths] will not be repeated and those responsible will be made to answer.”

Newshub.

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2018/07/samoa-recalls-vaccines-after-child-deaths.html

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1080 blackmail suspects: Minister Nick Smith told us not to sue

From the NZ Herald

Key Points:

      • * Anti-1080 couple targeted by police sought $165,000 in damages
      • * Former conservation minister Nick Smith offered flowers and a caution about suing police

* The couple felt Smith was trying to dissuade them from the law suit

A couple targeted by detectives hunting the 1080 milk-powder blackmailer claim National MP Nick Smith – while Minister of Conservation – personally attempted to dissuade them from suing the police.

Rolf and Ute Kleine have been paid $10,000 by police to settle a lawsuit over the time they spent as key suspects in the hunt for the blackmailer.

They were caught up in the inquiry after police focused on anti-1080 protesters as the source of the threat to put the poisonous pesticide into milk powder.

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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12081795