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Three technology industry bodies have urged the Federal Government to significantly revise the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 before it is voted on, as it would otherwise "create an unworkable set of obligations and set a troubling global precedent".

Published in Technology Regulation

The Australian Cyber Security Centre says it is aware of disruptions being experienced on some Department of Parliamentary Services-issued smartphones and tablets over this weekend.

Published in Security

With the news media code now signed into law, it is time for all three entities involved in the drama that played out over the last few weeks — Google, Facebook and the Federal Government — to claim victory.

Published in Open Sauce

Search giant Google has rejected the Australian news media code which was introduced into Parliament on 9 December, saying it "remains unworkable, but there is a way forward".

Published in Technology Regulation

The Federal Government has presented a bill in Parliament that would give the AFP and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission three new warrants in order that they can handle serious criminal acts online.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Information and Industry Association has cautioned the Federal Government against rushing through its draft bill on protecting critical infrastructure, recommending that there be more consultation in order to get details of the law right.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 15:43

ACCC chief says mandatory media code going to plan

The calendar for progressing the mandatory media code into legislation has been delayed a bit, ACCC chairman Rod Sims admits, adding that he still expected to see the law presented to Parliament in time for it to be in place before the end of the year.

Published in Technology Regulation

The ability of Australia’s enforcement agencies to operate effectively in a digital environment where bad actors have increasingly employed encrypted communications to attempt to conceal their activities from authorities, has been identified by lobby group Communications Alliance as one of the key objectives to be considered in Federal Parliament’s review of amendments to the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act.

Published in Security

Telecommunications consumer group ACCAN says it continues to have concerns about the technical shortfalls of the COVIDSafe app, as well as issues relating to public education about the app.

Published in Health

The bipartisan Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has rejected both an identity-matching bill and a passports amendment bill in their current form.

Published in Government Tech Policy

When news of the breach of the Federal Parliament network broke on Friday, the Australian Signals Directorate was quick to point out that attribution, if it was made, would take time.

Published in Open Sauce

The Australian Labor Party says it expects the matter of amendments to the encryption law passed last year will be taken up during the first sitting of Parliament this year, as agreed to by the government.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Breaking a long silence on the encryption bill, the Australian Greens have called on the government to reveal the details of the deal it sturck with Labor to agree on passing the bill.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A UK court’s refusal to overturn a request for the blocking of sites in the country dealing in counterfeit luxury products has prompted Internet Australia to repeat its call for the repeal of Australia’s Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 — the so-called site-blocking law 2015  passed by federal parliament in the middle of last year.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Electronic Frontiers Australia has called for warrants to be made mandatory in every case where the release of metadata, stored under the recently introduced laws, is sought.

Published in Government Tech Policy

With prices higher in Australia than the US, many think we’re already paying an Australia tax, but Choice says website blocking could make things much worse.

Published in Government Tech Policy

First Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Internet is a CIA front, and today it has been revealed that Chinese intelligence agencies had access to Australian politicians’ emails for up to a year after they hacked the parliamentary computer network in 2011.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 12 December 2013 15:42

Turnbull breaks NBN promises

The Coalition has broken a key election promise, announcing the NBN Co will no longer be able to complete the first stage of the network by 2016.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 14:35

Labor to support new disability laws

Labor would support new laws that ensure more disabled people can access websites and digital content, according to Senator Kate Lundy.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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