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 Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on a two-step monitoring system.
Published in the Daily Telegraph, 27/10/2014
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.
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Australian Government is today announcing a package of measures to eliminate unnecessary red tape and remove onerous or outdated reporting requirements in the communications sector.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over $70 million for consumers and businesses, and result in over 3,400 pages of redundant or obsolete regulation being repealed.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.
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.
Australian Financial Review, Chanticleer by Tony Boyd, 20/10/2014
Google's eye on garages
When Google's top engineer in Australia, Alan Noble, was this week asked what was the biggest threat to Google, his rapid-fire answer was: 'Two people in a garage."