Displaying items by tag: Australian greens

Thursday, 31 January 2019 11:45

Greens ask Morrison to justify encryption law hurry

The Australian Greens have asked Prime Minister Scott Morrison to provide data on the potential security threats that were identified and foiled over the Christmas break as a result of rushing the government's encryption law through Parliament.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Breaking a long silence on the encryption bill, the Australian Greens have called on the government to reveal the details of the deal it sturck with Labor to agree on passing the bill.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:12

Encryption bill endorsed by govt party room

Barely one week of parliamentary sitting days after the date for comment ended, the Federal Government's party room has endorsed the contentious encryption bill and it could be introduced into the House of Representatives as early as Thursday.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Australian Greens' Digital Rights spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John says he is thrilled that some of the world's big technology firms have put the privacy of their users ahead of their own profits by condemning the Federal Government's Assistance and Access Bill.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 09:50

Greens claim new law would undermine privacy

The Australian Greens appear to be unimpressed with the Federal Government's new cyber law, saying that it would "completely undermine the point of end-to-end encryption and the privacy of every single Australian’s personal information online".

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Greens say they are "bewildered" at the way the Australian Signals Directorate has handled Microsoft's application for Protected cloud certification and the subsequent departure of a top female officer from the agency's ranks.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Labor Party's plans for a service guarantee for those who use Australia's national broadband network, the NBN, is of little use as it does not tackle the systemic issues dogging the network or improve the customer experience, the Australian Greens claim.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Telstra's announcement that its plan to cut 8000 jobs by 2022 will improve customer service has been labelled as "nonsense" by the Australian Greens.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Greens have asked Cyber Security Minister Angus Taylor to outline how the government plans to draft laws to bypass end-to-end encryption without compromising the security of the encrypted data.

Published in Security

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
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