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Every year, on International Women's Day, there is a spate of articles about how good it is to have women in various professions and the extent of their contribution to various industries. The next day everything is back to normal: the men dominate the coverage.

Published in Open Sauce

The Australian Government, it appears, does not believe in the old saying, "once bitten, twice shy". After being humiliated by Facebook once, when it tried to act tough over the media content laws which the government was trying to shove through Parliament, one government senator is looking to be shown up again.

Published in Open Sauce

The Federal Government plans to introduce laws that will make it compulsory for Australians to produce identification in order to vote at the forthcoming federal election and thereafter.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Industrial control systems security specialist Dragos has gained a well-known investor as it expands its presence in Australia and New Zealand, with former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull having ploughed some of his hard-earned into the firm.

Published in Security

Both Google and Facebook have demonstrated to the Australian Government in no uncertain terms who exactly is calling the shots in the stoush over the news media code, but in diametrically different ways.

Published in Open Sauce

A Senate panel chaired by Tasmanian Labor Senator Helen Polley has said it considers the proposed authorisation of coercive search powers for the Australian Federal Police and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission in a current bill — the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2020 — could unduly trespass on personal rights and liberties.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 09:14

Parliament attackers appear to have used Web shells

Attackers who infiltrated the Australian Parliament network and also the systems of the Liberal, National and Labor Parties appear to have used Web shells – scripts that can be uploaded to a Web server to enable remote administration of a machine.

Published in Security

Digital services like the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's iView program, which enables Australians to catch up on viewing programs they have missed, could be affected if the organisation is privatised as called for in a motion by federal council of the Liberal Party on Friday, the Australian Labor Party claims.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 05 October 2017 09:06

Even govt MPs are now criticising NBN, says Labor

The Labor Party's communications spokesperson Michelle Rowland has taken aim at Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over the national broadband network rollout, pointing out that criticism of the network is now coming from his own side of politics.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Both major Australian political parties are refusing to make any comment about the controversial comments made by NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow last week, despite repeated questioning.

Published in Open Sauce

Although the NBN’s privatisation is years or decades off yet, the deliverer of tele-health that will connect doctors to patients electronically will one day, unlike Medicare, be sold off.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

With just 10 days to go before the never-ending election campaign comes to an end, it looks very much as though the national broadband network is not the hot potato that some thought it would be.

Published in Open Sauce

It was billed as something unprecedented and pumped up a great deal but in the end the Facebook debate between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition leader Bill Shorten turned out to be nothing unusual.

Published in Open Sauce

Internet Australia is critical of the short-term thinking by both the major political parties that has plagued the planning, development and roll-out of the National Broadband Network. IA has now made a pre-election call for a focus on the long-term benefits of a fast broadband service and has given its support to a review of the network rollout.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The rollout of the National Broadband Network in north-west Tasmania has been suspended while decisions are made on whether the region will have its nbn services delivered via satellite or a fixed line network.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Consumer advocacy group CHOICE has delivered a harsh rebuke to the two major political parties for uniting to support the Internet filter Bill, accusing them of opposing ‘online competition’.

Published in Security

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) wants to see bi-partisan cooperation between political parties on initiatives to bring a greater focus to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies in the education system.

Published in Education
Thursday, 08 May 2014 11:34

NSA director praises Australia's Huawei ban

Australia made a "tremendous" decision to block Chinese owned telecommunications provider Huawei from competing for work on the NBN, according to a former NSA director.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 16:33

NBN Co in big time bush blowout

Australia's mixed technology National Broadband Network is rolling out further to the bush, but at a price – The Government will give NBN Co an extra $1.4 billion.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

File sharing sites like the Pirate Bay may become more difficult to access within Australia as early as this year. Prime Minister Tony Abbott's Federal Cabinet will be looking at two proposals to crack down on online piracy, possibly this week.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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