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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tasmanian Liberal leader Will Hodgman has committed a Mitt Romney-style election gaffe, after allegedly telling a colleague the lack of a FTTP NBN in Tasmania could cost him the election.
The Australian political discourse has suddenly become a whole lot more catty, with a new extension for Chrome popping up that allows users to replace Tony Abbott with a cat.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has come under a lot of pressure for backtracking on his election promises, and video sharing site YouTube seems to agree, taking down one of his videos over the weekend for "deceptive content."
The election win by the Coalition has increased business confidence and re-activated hiring programs in the private sector, but the new found-optimism doesn’t appear to have extended to the government sector, according to newly published research.
Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed he intends to release a copy of the NBN strategic review, though it's expected to be heavily redacted.
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