I really did not have anything ready to publish this morning, but here is curiosity I discovered this week. We are no longer able to look up the electoral roll to find out someone's address. This must have happened under the conservative Bailleu/Napthine state government. Privacy reasons, I expect.
Births, deaths and marriage records are now only available to the general public once they are 'historical'. Privacy reasons, I expect.
I cannot discuss my mother's medical issues with her doctor. Privacy reasons, I expect.
Some of our Highrise utilities are in R's name, some in mine. I can't deal with the ones in his name and he can't deal with the ones in mine. Privacy reasons, I expect. (I pretend I am him. I know his birth date and his mother's maiden name.)
R has his own mobile in his own name, but for some reason, perhaps bundling, I have almost full control of his mobile phone, including records. Yet, there are certain things I cannot do with his mobile phone. Privacy reasons I expect, gone wrong I expect.
Have we been clamouring our governments with pleas for privacy? I don't think so. I smell the strong arms of conservative governments at work here, protecting the rich and powerful.