What you need to know about folding doors
Posted On July 15, 2021
The folding doors in the Australian home of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd are the latest examples of the increasing use of automated technology to control the movement of people and objects, with experts warning that it is only a matter of time before this trend spreads to the rest of the world.
Rudd, who has been the subject of a long-running scandal over the use of security cameras and surveillance equipment, has been embroiled in a long battle with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) over the issue, with the prime minister’s office claiming he was not using the cameras to catch people or “lure people into committing crimes”.
But the AFP have denied these allegations, arguing that the prime minster is in fact using the security cameras to monitor his family, including his wife and their young daughter.
“It is our understanding that Kevin Rudd has been using cameras in his house for some time and he has not been using them for anything illegal,” a spokesperson for the AFP said.
“He is aware of their use and has instructed his security team to be careful about what they use.”‘
The Prime Minister was using cameras to check the welfare of his family’According to the AFP, the prime ministers residence is surrounded by surveillance cameras that allow the home to be monitored.
A spokesperson for Rudd’s office said the cameras are not used for anything criminal, but the government has been concerned about the growing use of surveillance equipment in Australia.
“Rudd has been careful to inform the Australian public that he has no intention of using the camera in any way for the purpose of surveilling his family or his political opponents,” the spokesperson said.
“The Prime Ministers office is currently reviewing the use and potential misuse of these surveillance cameras and is taking appropriate actions to ensure they are properly safeguarded.”
“Rud has informed the Australian Parliament of the government’s concerns over the misuse of cameras in the Prime Minister’s residence and has requested that the Government of Australia consult with his government to ensure the security of these cameras is maintained.”
The Australian Federal Public Defender’s Office (AFPPA) has confirmed that Rudd has used the cameras in one of his Canberra residences, as has his wife, Catherine.
But they did not comment on whether the Prime Ministers residence was also being monitored by the cameras.
“We do not have any evidence that the Prime ministers residence has been used for criminal purposes or for anything other than surveillance,” the AFPPA told The Jerusalem Report.
“The cameras have been used to help secure the residence and to monitor the security at the residence.
We have no reason to believe that they have been abused.”
The cameras are in the prime residence, and there are several other cameras around the house, including a television camera and a CCTV monitor in a laundry room.
The cameras also are in a bedroom, a dining room and the dining room’s kitchen.
The Canberra Times reported that Rudd’s family has been asked to remove the cameras, but they have refused.
“As we have previously made clear that there is no surveillance of the Prime Manners residence, there is a need for the cameras removed,” the APA spokesperson said in a statement.
“There is no justification for this use of cameras at any time.
We are working with the Government to ensure this does not happen again.”