Displaying items by tag: Australian Labor Party

The Australian Labor Party's pledge during the election campaign to offer 90% of broadband users in the country higher speeds will not have the intended effect unless the price of the technology is lowered, the independent telecommunications analyst Paul Budde says.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The ABC News presenter who was found to be hosting public Twitter lists on her account of those she categorised as Labor Trolls and Lobotomised Shitheads appears to have gone missing.

Published in Technology Regulation

Public Twitter lists under the names Labor Trolls and Lobotomised Shitheads have been discovered on ABC weekend news presenter Fauziah Ibrahim's account, listing a number of people who make pro-Labor comments on the social media platform.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Australian Financial Review, which claims to be one of the country's top newspapers, does not appear to know the difference between data from a poll and a focus group, judging by a report written by its political editor, Phil Coorey, on Thursday.

Published in Open Sauce

Every year, on International Women's Day, there is a spate of articles about how good it is to have women in various professions and the extent of their contribution to various industries. The next day everything is back to normal: the men dominate the coverage.

Published in Open Sauce

Ads containing election misinformation similar to that spread in the US are still getting past moderators at Meta (formerly Facebook), two researchers at an Australian technology think-tank say, based on an experiment they carried out.

Published in Technology Regulation

A well-known telecommunications consultant has thrown his support behind a call by ACCC chairman Rod Sims for the government to treat the costs of the NBN as sunk and focus on getting the best use out of the network.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Labor Party has announced it will provide free broadband for a year to 30,000 homes which have no Internet connections, as part of its broadband policy for the upcoming election.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Labor's announcement that it would provide $2.4 billion for an additional 1.5 million homes to be provided with fibre if it were elected to office has been dismissed as "a continuation of the muddling-on process seen over the last decade."

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Federal Government plans to introduce laws that will make it compulsory for Australians to produce identification in order to vote at the forthcoming federal election and thereafter.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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
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