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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

The activist group GetUp claims Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's government is shaking down ordinary people, often for debts they neither owe nor can effectively challenge.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The activist group GetUp has called on Human Service Minister Alan Tudge to suspend Centrelink's automated debt finder which it claims is destroying people's lives.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 19 January 2017 21:36

GetUp gets set to help fight debt collection drive

The activist group GetUp has set up an automated online tool using which people who have received automated debt notices from Centrelink can appeal the same.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A ReachTEL poll of 2126 Australians taken on 12 January shows that the ongoing Centrelink debt repayment bungle has delivered the government its worst poll result, according to the activist organisation GetUp.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 19 December 2016 20:13

Govt drops plans to sell off ASIC database

The Australian government has bowed to public pressure and announced it would drop its plans to sell off the ASIC corporate database.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 24 November 2016 13:39

Govt slammed over 'intimidation' on Medicare website

The activist group GetUp has slammed the federal government over its threat to an elderly man who runs a website called Save Medicare where he publishes information about government changes to healthcare services and launched a petiton asking Canberra to back off.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 21:15

ASIC database used as 'cash cow' by governments

Successive governments have been earning plenty from the fees paid by those who want to access material from the ASIC corporate database but have not bothered to update the technology used to run the database.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 11:42

ASIC workers join protest against database sale

Workers at the Australian Securities and Investment Commission have become the latest group to join the protest against the federal government's proposal to sell off the organisation's corporate database.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 29 August 2016 17:25

ASIC fees highest even before database sale

Australia charges more for data from its corporate registry than even countries like Bangladesh and Cambodia, it has been revealed as the tender process for selling off the database owned and operated by ASIC closed today.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 25 August 2016 12:41

Protest launched against ASIC database sale

The Coalition government is on the verge of finalising the sale of the nation's company database to a private operator.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 09:06

Getup.org.au urges Australians to go dark

GetUp is an independent movement of 888,877 Australians working to build a more progressive Australia and bring participation back into our democracy. To say they are unimpressed with the Federal Governments proposed meta data retention rules is an understatement.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 18 November 2009 16:54

Parliament moves to accept online petitions

Petitioners to the Federal Parliament should soon be able to lodge their signatories online after a committee recommended the House of Representatives accept electronic petitions for the first time.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 20 October 2009 18:41

GetUp cranks pressure on Rudd filter plan

Spare a thought for Kevin Rudd on Thursday morning as he spins up his computer and prepares for his occasional web chat with citizens of the Wide Brown Land.

Published in The Big House
Tuesday, 24 March 2009 07:20

Conroy's Blacklist is Getting Blacker

It had to happen; the ACMA is getting so irritated by the endless leaks of the Internet Blacklist that WikiLeaks servers are starting to appear in the list.
Published in Home Tech
Telstra’s Greg Winn has poured cold water over the Government’s filtering plans, saying it's akin to trying to “boil the ocean” and that people will find a way around it, while GetUp!’s campaign to “Save the Net” draws huge support from Australians.

Published in Strategy

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