Facebook, Google to Fight Encryption Bill Amid Claims Laws Threaten Online Security

Google and Facebook will face off against new national laws forcing technology giants to hand over personal information to help national security agencies target terrorists and paedophiles. The technology giants have joined with civil and digital rights groups in the Alliance for a Safe and Secure Internet, fighting against the federal government’s encryption legislation. The…

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Inquiry Needed to Address ABC’s independence Issues: Union

The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) has called for a public inquiry into last week’s saga engulfing the ABC, that resulted in the sacking and resignation of two members of its management hierarchy. Media section president Martin Turner said an investigation to clarify the independence of the ABC’s board and editorial content from the…

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Justin Milne Resigns As ABC Chairman

Justin Milne has resigned as ABC chairman following a week of turmoil within the public broadcaster. ABC directors met in a crisis meeting on Thursday without Mr Milne concerning the biggest management emergency in the organisation resulting in a request to step aside while a government investigation took place, prompting him to step down. The…

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Suicide Reduction Target Needed Rates Spike Across Australia

By Stephanie Acevedo The number of suicide rates in Australia has risen across the country, resulting in calls for federal government action to prevent self-harm and deaths. Lifeline chairman John Brogden has asked the Morrison government to set a national target for suicide reduction following spiking rates in 2017 to curb the increase in deaths.…

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