The opposition says the government’s decision to spend billions more to upgrade NBN connections to access fibre “vindicates” Labor’s 2009 plan for a fibre network and shows the Coalition has been misleading Australians for seven years. NBN experts have welcomed the improved technology, but say the model could increase the

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Labor is today set to introduce amendments to Australia’s controversial encryption access legislation, calling for more oversight and more proportionality in the use of the powers that the tech industry, privacy advocates and human rights groups have railed against since they were proposed in 2018. The laws, which allow government

A reluctance by the federal Labor party to embrace a digital-first campaign strategy left it “flat-footed and falling behind its opponents” in this year’s election, a wide-ranging internal review has found. The review, publicly released today, examines what went wrong for a Labor party which was widely expected to now

If elected on Saturday an Australian Labor Government will address Australia’s digital skills gap, establish centres of excellence for AI and blockchain, encourage more startup activity, and reform controversial encryption laws. Each of the moves has been outlined by Shadow Minister for Human Services and the Digital Economy, Ed Husic,

The opposition has vowed to reform Australia’s “terrible” new encryption laws, which currently give Australian security agencies unprecedented powers to access encrypted messages. Labor helped pass the Assistance and Access Bill which created the laws late last year with an agreement from government that significant amendments would be made early