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One-third of the appeals made by those who were slugged with debts by Centrelink, over what has come to be known as the Federal Government's robo-debt scheme, have been upheld by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Published in Strategy

Microsoft staff based overseas will have access to servers in Australia where top-secret government data is stored on the company's Azure cloud service.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Senate has reversed its position and backed a motion by the Greens calling for the adoption of more stringent privacy protections in line with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, acknowledging that it is world's best practice.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Labor Party and the Australian Greens have reacted to the controversy over Microsoft gaining Protected status for accessing Australian Government data by some of its services, with the former saying it had sought a briefing with the minister concerned and the Greens saying a full explanation was needed from the Australian Signals Directorate.

Published in Security

The Australian Greens have called on the Coalition Government to update privacy protections to stay in line with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation that is scheduled to take effect on 25 May.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 09:39

Senate passes motion not to water down encryption

The Senate has approved a motion from the Australian Greens to support strong encryption, resist pushes to undermine encryption, and to use warrants and targeted surveillance to obtain information.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 01:32

Greens keep pressure on govt over NBN, Internet speeds

The Australian Greens have labelled a report into the future of the national broadband network, which found Australia’s Internet needs over the decade would conveniently peak below the 50Mbps threshold the NBN Co is claiming to provide, as “sloppy, unfounded and deliberately vague”.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 06:19

Greens say net neutrality inquiry needed in Australia

The Australian Greens claim that an inquiry into net neutrality is needed to ensure that Australians are guaranteed access to a free and open Internet.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Coalition Government's response to the NBN Joint Standing Committee report shows how "clueless and careless" it is about the need for a proper broadband network which can be used for business, study, work and everyday tasks, the Australian Greens claim.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The national broadband network being built by NBN Co should be geared towards the digital future, Australian Greens NBN spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John says.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The decision to create a national facial recognition database system in Australia is a giant step by the Labor and Liberal parties down an Orwellian path of Big Brother surveillance and ultimately towards a surveillance and police state, Greens Justice spokesperson Senator Nick McKim claims.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Activist group GetUp has called on the Australian Government to adopt all recommendations put forward by the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs which released its report into the Centrelink Automated Debt Recovery programme.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Australian Greens communications spokesperson, senator Scott Ludlam said the ACCC should have delayed its decision on the Foxtel Austar deal until allegations of commercial piracy levelled against News Corp subsidiary NDS had been resolved.
Published in Technology Regulation

The Australian Greens are dismayed that the Cybercrime Bill has been passed by the House of Representatives with support from both Government and Opposition members, despite the Cyber Safety Committee tabling a highly critical unanimous report on the bill, proposing a series of amendments and requesting clarification.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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