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The Abbott Government aims to have its new laws to enhance online safety for children, including a complaints system backed by legislation to get harmful cyber-bullying material targeted at an Australian child down quickly from large social media sites, ready to introduce to Parliament by the end of the year.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 00:00

Cyber bullies under attack

EXCLUSIVE: Online bullies targeting kids will be issued with formal notices to remove offensive material or risk being referred to police under a Federal Government crackdown on internet trolling.

Parliamentary Secretary for Communications Paul Fletcher has revealed the government’s new cyberbullying laws, which will go to parliament before the end of the year, will put large social media giants like FacebookInstagram and Twitter on a two-step monitoring system.

Published in the Daily Telegraph, 27/10/2014

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/special-features/jjc-bradfield-the-visionary-who-built-the-bridge/story-fnknbqfy-1227101041280

WHEN Sydneysiders today travel over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or on the underground rail loop in central Sydney, or on the electric train network which serves the Sydney metropolitan area, how many pause to think about the man we have to thank for these things?

Dr JJC Bradfield was a visionary Australian engineer who worked with enormous energy and vision to build the infrastructure which he foresaw that Sydney would need as it grew.

Thursday, 23 October 2014 16:08

Changes to Do Not Call Register

The Australian Government has introduced legislation to change the Do Not Call Register so it will only be necessary to place a phone number on the Register once, as opposed to re-registering after eight years.

Scrapping the carbon tax has delivered families and businesses in Bradfield the biggest drop in electricity prices on record.

Today the ABS released the Consumer Price Index for the September Quarter 2014 — the first outcome since the Coalition scrapped Labor’s damaging carbon tax.

Electricity prices had the largest fall since 1980 (when the CPI electricity price series was created).

The Australian Government is today announcing a package of measures to eliminate unnecessary red tape and remove onerous or outdated reporting requirements in the communications sector.

The measures will generate cumulative savings of over $70 million for consumers and businesses, and result in over 3,400 pages of redundant or obsolete regulation being repealed.

Businesses which provide jobs to older Australians are now eligible to receive up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) in assistance from the Australian Government.

Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

Science to Boost Competitiveness in Bradfield

Schools in Bradfield will benefit from a significant Australian Government investment to improve the focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Paul Fletcher is encouraging eligible students in Bradfield to nominate for the nation’s top prize for Year 12 students undertaking vocational education and training in school.

Residents across the Colac Otway region are a step closer to entering the superfast broadband era, with community consultation now underway for the construction of 11 new fixed wireless facilities.

Sarah Henderson, Federal Member for Corangamite, and Paul Fletcher MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, visited Cororooke today to make the announcement.

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