Displaying items by tag: Australian Labor Party

Wednesday, 31 March 2021 17:19

Federal, state ALP EV policies don't conflict

Attempts to find tension between the electric vehicle policies of the federal ALP and its Victorian counterpart is misplaced. One might even call it a beat-up.

Published in Core Dump

Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese is set to announce that the party will put in place some modest incentives that would help to push the take-up of electric vehicles in Australia, in the event that it wins the next election.

Published in Automotive

Good cyber defence must be a holistic pursuit and focusing only on one area risks repeating mistakes of the past, the chief executive of cyber security firm Avertro says.

Published in Security

The Australian Department of Defence is continuing to use a Chinese-owned data centre, Global Switch, for hosting some of its data, even though it was told to switch providers by the end of last year.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Only a quarter of Commonwealth entities have implemented the top four cyber security measures recommended by the Australian Signals Directorate six years after they became mandatory, an auditor's report says.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Victoria will impose a 2.5 cent per kilometre travelled levy on electric cars used by residents from July 2021, the state Treasurer Tim Pallas has said, adding that the levy for plug-in hybrid vehicles would be 2 cents per kilometre travelled.

Published in Automotive

The NBN Co has responded to the Australian Labor Party's query as to why many FttN services cannot attain the promised minimum 25Mbps download speeds, by pointing out that the main reason is because of the co-existence of legacy services.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Labor Party has questioned why 139,963 household and business users of fibre-to-the-node connections on the NBN still cannot get the mandated speeds of 25Mbps.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australian Labor Party health spokesman Chris Bowen has labelled the COVIDSafe app a $2 million failure, saying that despite all the exhortations to people to download it, it had had no role and had therefore failed.

Published in Health

The Australian Government appears to have decided to outsource its cyber security strategy to the US, calling in the former US secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, to play a role in drafting the country's 2020 strategy in what seems to be admission of a longstanding cultural cringe and also an indictment of all the Australian cyber security professionals.

Published in Open Sauce

More than seven million Australians are connected to the national broadband network after 455,000 new services were activated in the first quarter of 2020.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Labor Party has called for an NBN rebate — and free NBN broadband access for a period of at least 12 months — to help connect families and children with no Internet at home, ensuring access to broadband for children it says are potentially missing out on the benefits of connectivity.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Changes to the federal encryption law which was passed in December 2018 will take nearly two years to be voted on, according to the current state of play which was made clear after the Australian Labor Party introduced a bill this week seeking to speed up adoption of the changes.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A year after it bent over backwards and voted to make the government's encryption bill law, the Australian Labor Party is attempting to paint itself as some kind of virtuous entity by introducing a bill to bring about amendments to that same law.

Published in Open Sauce

Three areas of tech which the Labor Party plans to go hard on if it is elected on 18 May are the workforce, the certification of providers to government, and getting big technology firms to pay their fair share of tax.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Labor Party has ruled out repealing the encryption law that was passed last year if it is elected, but says it will speedily incorporate the 170-odd amendments that were drafted, but not included in the law.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Labor Party will offer 5000 digital and ICT places in TAFEs free in order "to help prepare Australians for the jobs of the future" if the party is returned to power in Saturday's Federal Election.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A Labor Government, if elected, will boost the digital skills of Australians through the injection of $25 million to drive skills development in regional Australia.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Australian Labor Party MP Ed Husic says he has been unable to place any ads on Facebook during the election campaign, adding that he had been told it was due to "administrative changes".

Published in Technology Regulation

The Australian Greens have called on the Federal government to ensure that WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange is not extradited to the US after his arrest in London overnight.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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