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What is the value of an Australian passport? I'm sure that this question would have passed through the mind of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, one of the best hackers this country has produced — and I mean that in the original sense, as someone who plays around with software — many times over the years he has spent trying to hide from the US and UK authorities.

Published in Open Sauce

WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange turned 49 on Friday. A day later, the country that is his persecutor, marks the 244th birthday of its founding.

Published in Open Sauce

The Australian Labor Party has termed the illegal accessing of a journalist's metadata by the Australian Federal Police as "shocking" and questioned why it was disclosed on a Friday afternoon when the Commonwealth Ombudsman was informed two days earlier.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A couple of days after saying he was opposed to the retention of names and addresses in the forthcoming national census, Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has changed his tune.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 09:36

Independent MP Wilkie opposes census name retention

A little less than a week before the 2016 Australian census, a lone federal politician has come out and said that he opposes the retention of names and addresses to be collected in the census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 16:38

Media laws unlikely to pass

The government’s proposed media laws have a feeding frenzy among the commentariat, who love talking about themselves. But it is all looking academic.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 30 September 2010 19:53

Smart technology for problem gamblers: PM

The Government will investigate the use of a variety of "pre-commitment" technologies, including the possible use of a biometric fingerprint, to help track and curb the losses of problem gamblers, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 17:15

Independents Day offers few NBN clues

The so-called "Independents' Day" at the National Press Club provided few clues on who will form the next federal government and even fewer about what the nation's future broadband infrastructure might look like.

Published in Government Tech Policy




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