It seems that Australia's Communications Minister is as competent at handling women's affairs as he is at managing the construction of a national broadband network.
Until yesterday, I was wondering why the Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a honest Christian man who goes to church every Sunday, was not letting fly at the men who had tried to reclaim money from the poor and starving in this country and ended up with a bill of $1.2 billion in legal fees.
The Australian Government has cheerfully forked out $1.2 billion of those green notes to settle a lawsuit in the robodebt case. I think it's a good moment to stop and consider whether some ministers should be told, in strict terms, to avoid taking any initiatives that involve technology.
The Australian Government will put in place a new digital system to collect information from incoming travellers via their mobile devices or through a computer as it prepares for opening global travel once again.
The Federal Government has introduced legislation into parliament to make it possible for foreign countries to access stored or intercepted communications and telecommunications data within Australia, with Australia able to have reciprocal rights.
The Australian Greens have called on the Federal Government to immediately halt the recovery of money claimed to be owed to Centrelink and calculated through the use of data, after the Department of Human Services wiped a $4000 debt that was at the heart of a Federal Court challenge to the recovery scheme.
StartupAUS chief operations officer Alex Gruszka says the new Global Talent Scheme visa program, which has just came into effect, has the potential to provide some serious relief for start-up founders in Australia.
The federal government is set to trial a new visa scheme to attract highly skilled global talent and deliver innovation to Australia with a pilot programme to be launched from 1 July.
The Australian Government has set up a review to look into the accessibility of Medicare card numbers by health providers, with former public servant Professor Peter Shergold as its head.
If the recent Medicare card episode does anything it should make the Australian Government stop and think – and realise that its push to have public data available on the Internet is going to lead to data breaches down the line.
Human services minister Alan Tudge is playing down a report that the Medicare details of Australians are being sold on a site on the dark web.
Activist group GetUp has called on the Australian Government to adopt all recommendations put forward by the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs which released its report into the Centrelink Automated Debt Recovery programme.
The Turnbull government has shown that it will stop at nothing to prevent criticism of its functioning, with the office of one of its ministers, Alan Tudge, leaking information against a woman who wrote about the Centrelink debt notice stuff-up in a newspaper.
The activist group GetUp has called on Human Service Minister Alan Tudge to suspend Centrelink's automated debt finder which it claims is destroying people's lives.
The mess created by the Australian Government's bid to automate the search for people who are cheating on their welfare entitlements shows no sign of disappearing, with ministers standing by the methods used.
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