Displaying items by tag: Labor Party

Saturday, 11 June 2022 15:20

A cyber secure future with 2022 Labor win

GUEST OPINION: Cybersecurity incidents continue to plague Australian organisations with malicious attacks increasing in size, scope and sophistication. Alarmingly, each one exposes sensitive critical infrastructure to risks and has the potential to cause significant disruption to essential services - costing the Australian government billions of dollars. Against the backdrop of a burgeoning cyber threat landscape, the need to better protect our public and private sector organisations is crystal clear, as is the urgency with which we must produce the local skills to support that need.

Published in Guest Opinion

Election campaigns, most people believe, tell the public about the people who are vying to become the next generation of politicians and occupy a nation's parliament.

Published in Open Sauce

Labor responds to the recent Coalition Government spending spree on regional communications by promising more than $600 million of funds to improve connectivity for roads, regional communities and farms.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The NBN holds a unique position in the Federal Budget – no matter who is voted to power in the forthcoming Federal Election, the short-term changes proposed will remain, independent telecommunications analyst Paul Budde says.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Sunday, 05 December 2021 16:34

Why responsibility for ransomware sits at the top

GUEST OPINION by Walter Manyati, Director ANZ for Qualys: As the threat of ransomware attacks continues to escalate, the crippling of high-profile organisations frequently shines the spotlight on this crisis. Yet, it’s not hard to see why – ransomware is such a lucrative business model for cybercriminals.

Published in Security
Sunday, 05 December 2021 16:23

Why responsibility for ransomware sits at the top

GUEST OPINION by Walter Manyati, Director ANZ for Qualys: As the threat of ransomware attacks continues to escalate, the crippling of high-profile organisations frequently shines the spotlight on this crisis. Yet, it’s not hard to see why – ransomware is such a lucrative business model for cybercriminals.

Published in Guest Opinion

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), has welcomed the Labor Party’s Startup Year policy, recognising what it says is the incredible potential Australia’s ICT industry has to grow and develop Australia’s economy. 

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 30 March 2021 16:36

Fight over NBN plan costs set to heat up again

Recent comments from telecommunications providers Telstra and Aussie Broadband about their decreasing profits from NBN sales underline how short-sighted the Labor government was to keep the expenditure for the NBN off-budget and insist that it be repaid by the company set up to create and run the network.

Published in Open Sauce

A federal Labor MP has called for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be brought home to avoid his possible extradition to the US to face alleged charges of espionage.

Published in Strategy

An academic, who was part of the advisory panel for the NBN for the Labor Party, says Australia is now in a diabolical position as far as its broadband network goes, despite all the self-congratulatory rhetoric about how the network has been delivered on time and how it is holding up under the strain of extra traffic due to people working from home.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australians lost over $634 million to scams in 2019, according to the latest Scamwatch report from the consumer watchdog the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Published in Security

The Federal Government’s failure to get a bill passed through parliament reducing the regulatory burden for regional commercial radio and television broadcasters, has been slammed by the Labor Party.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Federal Government has rejected what it says are “misleading and baseless claims” from the Labor Party that temporary regulatory relief for Australia Post will force job losses and reduce rates of pay.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The operator of the National Broadband Network NBN Co has extended its offer to provide Internet providers with additional data capacity at no extra cost until August in a move it says supports national broadband needs, as social restrictions are starting to ease across Australia.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Labor Party has called for retail telecommunications providers to be considered for temporary capacity charge relief, in the event NBN speeds become congested as COVID19 leads more employees and children to use the internet from home.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Labor Party is pressuring the Federal Government to explain why it is reportedly introducing a $7 per month broadband tax on 1 July, while cutting regional NBN investment at the same time.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The minister responsible for delivery of the national broadband network says the introduction of 5G services in Australia is unlikely to pose a significant threat to the NBN Co's business plan – and has swept aside "premature" talk about privatisation of the network.

The Australian Labor Party’s Shadow Minister for Communications Michelle Rowland has expressed concern that Australia has ranked last out of 36 OECD countries on entry level fixed-broadband affordability.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
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