Government

  • Labor’s revised NBN plan detailed, 2 Million more FTTP

    The Australian Labor party have just announced the detail on a revised NBN policy they’ll take to the election. The plan differs significantly from their original, ambitious NBN plan to delivery FTTP NBN to 93% of Australians, largely as a result of how far the project has progressed under the...
  • NBN leaks lead to Federal Police raids of Labor offices

    According to the ABC, the Australian Federal Police currently raiding the Melbourne offices of the Labor party. The Shadow Minister for Finance, Manager of Opposition Business, Tony Burke has confirmed on ABC’s 7.30 tonight, that the raids are taking place. These raids relate to a spate of NBN leaks over the recent weeks and...
  • Senator Carr meets Australia’s first humanoid robot

    During Australia’s federal election campaign, our politicians are travelling the country to meet with businesses, often with complimentary announcements of funding. With a double dissolution called, it means both houses of parliament, the House of Reps and the Senate are campaigning for re-election. Today Victorian Labor Senator Kim Carr, met with CQ...
  • Telstra-backed Aussie startup, QubeRider is off to space

    Australian startup, Quberider is a space education company that sends student experiments to the International Space Station. They have just become the first startup in Australia to get approval from the federal Government to fly a mission to space. The company springs from Sydney-based startup accelerator, Muru-D which is funded...
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    Australian Government to open Berlin landing pad for startups

    In a joint media release from the Minister for Trade and Investment, Steven Ciobo MP and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Christopher Pyne MP, it has been revealed the Australian Government will establish landing pad for Australian startups in Berlin. Berlin has been selected as one of many international landing pads...
  • Australian can launch cyber attacks, are our hackers world class?

    Today the Australian Government has confirmed what we suspected for a long time, that we have the capability to launch a cyber attack. Why would Australia want to do that? Well in defending a countries assets, you can no longer rely on physical military forces as the threats are often...
  • 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...
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