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Displaying items by tag: Scott Ludlam

Australia will use a meeting this week to try and get the co-operation of its partners in the Five Eyes alliance to "thwart" the use of encryption by terrorists.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Greens have slammed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's "knee-jerk reaction" of lending support to a push by his British counterpart, Theresa May, for a limit on access to encrypted communication services, in the wake of the terrorist attack in London on Saturday.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 08:04

Data breach laws finally clear Senate

The Australian Government has finally put in place laws to govern data breaches, with legislation passing the Senate on Monday.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Greens have called on the federal government to confirm whether there is a plan to introduce an Internet filter that blocks overseas online vendors who do not charge GST from 1 July next year.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Labor Party has caved in and voted with the Coalition government to allow the Australian Bureau of Statistics to fine people over submitting late or incorrect census forms.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 02 September 2016 07:02

Census 2016: Greens' push to make ABS drop fines

The Australian Greens have drafted a motion to secure a commitment from the government that the Australia Bureau of Statistics will not fine anyone who does not complete the census.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam is not resiling from his census day announcement that the Greens would introduce amendments when parliament returned "to ensure that people acting to protect their privacy in response to the census will not be fined, and to prevent the ABS from entrenching individual 'linkage keys' that track every citizen for their lifetime".

Published in Government Tech Policy

Seven Australian senators have said they will not provide their names when they fill up their census forms tonight.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 07 March 2016 10:34

Build it in fibre – ‘Just do it.''

Internet Australia (IA) has called for an urgent re-think on NBN urging the Australian Government Senate inquiry last Friday to ‘just do it’ and deploy fibre.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Monday, 22 June 2015 19:39

Senate passes website blocking bill

The Senate has passed the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015, which allows the blocking of web sites that may facilitate piracy.

Published in Technology Regulation
Friday, 27 March 2015 05:50

Data retention now the law of the land

Australian now has one of the most draconian mass surveillance regimes in the Western world. Yesterday the Senate passed the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014.

Published in Technology Regulation

The most trenchant Parliamentary critic of the data retention laws has been Greens Senator Scott Ludlam. Here is his statement after the legislation was passed.

Published in Technology Regulation

At the Tech Leaders 2015 conference in the Blue Mountains, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam gave his views on Australia’s Mandatory Data Retention scheme proposals.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Greens Senator Scott Ludlum has disputed claims by the AFP that the mandatory retention of metadata by ISPs will not be used to infringe on individual privacy or to go after bittorent downloaders. He believes: "If the state's got your phone, it's got your soul."

Published in Technology Regulation

The data retention debate is still with us, but it seems unlikely that the bill’s many opponents will be able to stop it.

Published in C Level
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 01:10

Today is stop Data Retention Day

A group led by three senators will gather at Parliament House today to protest against the Government’s plans to force telcos and ISPs to store customer data.

Published in Technology Regulation

Debate is raging across Australia over the Abbott government's surveillance agenda and a range of influential speakers are set to put their views forward at a Melbourne event later this month.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 07:15

Greens join piracy backlash

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam is highly critical of the Government’s attempts to combat online piracy. His is a voice of reason in a sea of self-interest.

Published in Technology Regulation

Australia's cyber citizens have been relatively quiet amid the NSA snooping scandals that have engulfed pretty much every country across the globe - and it might just be time for them to do something.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:59

Don’t walk away Renai! Delimiter reaches limit

ICT news and opinion website Delimiter is closing down. Founder, editor, analyst, ad salesman and thorn in the side of many in the industry, Renai LeMay, is leaving to start a proper job as technology adviser to Greens Senator Scott Ludlam.

Published in People Moves
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