Government

  • City of Bendigo gets free WiFi, has no idea what speed it is.

    The Victorian government has funded a 5 year project worth $6.7 million dollars to deliver free public WiFi to Bendigo and Ballarat. Typically delivering more internet to more people, for free, is a wonderful thing. Problem is, one of the two city councils has no idea what speed they’re...
  • Its now legal for Victorians to lease solar panels

    Solar panels are awesome, capturing energy from the sun and powering our electronic addictions. The reason 1.5 Million homes have solar and not 10 million, is largely due to the initial cost outlay. In a new announcement today, Minister for Energy & Resources, Lily D’Ambrosio announced changes to the...
  • Australian Government just reduced our renewable energy target

    As the world wakes up to the challenges of producing energy in sustainable ways, Australia’s government just voted to slow things down. New legislation to cut the renewable energy target passed Federal Parliament tonight. The Coalition Government and Labor agreed to reduce the original 41,000GW/h target down to 33,000...
  • Australian PM doesn’t get “coding in schools”

    This week in question time, we’ve seen our politicians talk awkwardly about code, coding and programming. Clearly none of them have ever written a single line of code, yet are somehow qualified to decide how important it is to the future of Australians. Today’s question time in Canberra began...
  • Adeo Ressi says Australia should consider Super to invest in Startups

    Adeo Ressi is an American entrepreneur and after being successful in Silicon Valley has turned his mind to creating greater global tech successes. Ressi is headed to Sydney, Australia on the 28th of May and will speak at an event by Unstoppables. The talk will be a pitch to...
  • Uber plans to create 20,000 jobs in Australia this year

    It’s no secret that any company that disrupts the long established and powerful taxi industry will feel some heat. Since launching in Australia, Uber has been signing up drivers in Melbourne and Sydney and expanding rapidly. The Victorian and New South Wales governments have both issued fines to Uber...
  • if(code.contains(government.data) == true) && sensitive != true) {//Store on GitHub}

    Source code repository service GitHub has just introduced government.github.com. This sub domain of GitHub is dedicated to the storage and distribution of open data provided by governments around the world. Developers can take and fork this code from the repository and implement in their own apps to benefit the...
  • Microsoft has handed data over to the Aussie government

    After spending most of this year under the pump in America over supplying mass amounts of its users data to the American government, a new report has revealed that over 1000 Australian users have also had their data handed over to the Australian government by Microsoft. Between January and...
  • Bill Gates on QandA next Tuesday, talking education

    Former Microsoft founder and CEO Bill Gates is set to do a special edition of Q&A next week. At 8.30 on Tuesday, 28th of May, Gates will be interviewed by Q&A host Tony Jones. The show will focus on education and how our teachers can get better with smart...