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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

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the professional association for Australia's tech sector, and it has congratulated Anthony Albanese and the ALP on its success in winning the 2022 Federal Election.

Published in Government Tech

The ABC has yet to issue an explanation as to how one of its employees, news presenter Fauziah Ibrahim, came to accumulate the names of those she categorised as Labor Trolls and Lobotomised Shitheads on her Twitter account which proudly boasts an ABC News logo.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 17 November 2021 11:00

Fletcher says, Labor can't be trusted on the NBN

Based on the reported leaked Labor NBN policy, the Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher issued a statement.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The final cost of the NBN is likely to end up being in the $90-billion range, a figure that was once claimed in 2013 by Malcolm Turnbull as what it would cost if Labor continued with its plan, a well-known independent telecommunications analyst says.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Malcolm Turnbull has some explaining to do about the costs of the NBN this morning, after Guardian Australia reported figures hidden in a report commissioned by him showed a full-fibre NBN or a multi-technology mix would have cost about the same.

Published in Open Sauce

A joint parliamentary committee has proposed that an amendment to the laws governing critical infrastructure be split up into two, in order to pass what it says are "urgent reforms".

Published in Technology Regulation

The federal Labor Party has offered subsidies on electric vehicles, cutting import taxes and fringe-benefit taxes on all non-luxury vehicles that cost below $77,500. The Victorian Labor Party, meanwhile, has announced an annual tax of about $300 on EVs.

Published in Open Sauce

As the rest of the developed world looks to electric vehicles to help cut their output of greenhouse gases, Australia is firmly in the backseat, looking to the past and attempting to strangle a nascent industry.

Published in Open Sauce

A Senate panel has recommended that Australia's new Online Safety Bill be passed, less than three weeks after it began to examine the bill in-committee and after just one public hearing.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A total of $78 million in bonuses was paid to employees of NBN Co, the company that is rolling out Australia's national broadband network, in the 2020 financial year, when the country went into recession.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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

Australia exceeded its generation of renewable energy in 2020 by 11% compared to the previous year, according to figures from the Clean Energy Regulator.

Published in Energy

Digital platforms Google and Facebook have managed to change a number of terms in the news media code, which has been given the name News Media and Digital Platforms Bargaining Code, with the government giving ground on the interval for informing publishers of algorithm changes.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 02 December 2020 19:39

NBN Co takes on another $1.2b of debt over five years

The NBN Co, the body rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has taken on another $1.2 billion of debt at 1% over five years.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

In what seems to be a rather strange reversal of roles, the Labor Government in Victoria has announced a tax on electric cars and hybrid plug-in vehicles from July 2021 while a Federal Liberal MP, Trent Zimmerman, has penned an op-ed castigating both Victoria and South Australia for their plans to tax EVs.

Published in Open Sauce

Fibre to the premises will be available to about 75% of homes on the NBN, making a total of eight million in all, by the end of 2023, with the NBN Co to spend about $3.5 billion to upgrade connections, according to an announcement made on Wednesday.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Labor shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland says the announcement made by NBN Co on Tuesday, about spending up to $700 million on creating 240 Business Fibre Zones, including a presence in 85 regional centres, shows that the Liberal party does not have a clue about either technology or economics.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia has the best communications technology available for government and private entities to ensure that measures taken within the country are broadcast widely, especially if they could affect the security of its citizens overseas.

Published in Open Sauce
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