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As the rest of the developed world looks to electric vehicles to help cut their output of greenhouse gases, Australia is firmly in the backseat, looking to the past and attempting to strangle a nascent industry.

Published in Open Sauce

A Senate panel has recommended that Australia's new Online Safety Bill be passed, less than three weeks after it began to examine the bill in-committee and after just one public hearing.

Published in Government Tech Policy

With the time for changes to be made to the news media code rapidly running out, Google, one of the digital platforms that will be affected, has turned to a Fox News-style tactic: using the "some people are saying" line to draw attention to what are claimed issues with the Code.

Published in Open Sauce

Digital platforms Google and Facebook have managed to change a number of terms in the news media code, which has been given the name News Media and Digital Platforms Bargaining Code, with the government giving ground on the interval for informing publishers of algorithm changes.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Australian Greens have accused the Federal Government of dropping the ball in response to the ACCC’s digital platforms inquiry, and say the government must implement urgent media reforms if Australian media is to ”play on” after the COVID-19 crisis.

Published in Strategy

The Australian Greens have called on the Federal Government to attach conditions to any bailout money given to airlines to provide the financial support necessary to pay all workers, rather than allowing Qantas and Virgin to stand down workers without compensation.

Published in Strategy

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

Twitter accounts that are controlled largely by bots have been observed targeting Australians in the run-up to the Federal Election on 18 May, a researcher from the Queensland University of Technology Digital Media Research Centre claims.

Published in Technology Regulation

With the Federal Election inching nearer, the Australian Greens have expressed their commitment to "a 21st century NBN".

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Federal Government's draft encryption bill could seriously damage Australia’s — and international — cyber security and, would act contrary to its stated aim of increasing security for Australians, a submission jointly made by the telco industry body Communications Alliance, the Australian Information Industry Association and the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association claims.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Labor Party is extremely good at brinkmanship – waiting until the very last moment and then bending over backwards to comply with the demands of the government of the day. Where security matters are concerned, the tendency to have a backbone made of jelly is even more pronounced.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 05:57

Telco industry leads battle against encryption bill

The Communications Alliance, which represents the entire telecommunications industry in Australia, has signalled that it intends to lead a charge to have the Government's proposed anti-encryption bill quashed.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Labor Party appears to be hesitant about ruling out support for the government's Assistance and Access Bill, a draft of which was put up for comment on 14 August.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Everyone and his/her dog has been up in arms against Facebook ever since the recent revelations that the company allowed user data of tens of millions to seep away into the control of a third party.

Published in Open Sauce

Everyone and his/her dog has been up in arms against Facebook ever since the recent revelations that the company allowed user data of tens of millions to seep away into the control of a third party.

Published in Open Sauce

The Greens want to see $100 million invested in a newly established Games Investment and Enterprise Fund for game development projects and to help successful games companies grow their businesses.

Published in Entertainment

Labor’s Shadow Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland, is keeping up the political pressure on the Government over the NBN ahead of this weekend’s Bennalong by-election, and in the wake of an announcement by NBN Co, operators of the National Broadband Network, that it is planning to slash wholesale prices of its services to retailers.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Greens have called for action by the Government, NBN Co and retail providers to address what they say is a serious lack of honesty, transparency and accountability at all levels on the rollout of the National Broadband Network.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 13:25

Australian Greens say 'yes' to NBN Co debt relief

The Australian Greens say the NBN should prioritise the provision of an essential service ahead of cost recovery.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Saturday, 30 September 2017 08:25

House panel tells NBN Co to use more fibre for rollout

A parliamentary panel has recommended that the Coalition Government direct and enable the NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, to complete as much of the remaining rollout as possible using fibre.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
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