The community panel – composed of 211 Victorian residents – took part in the month-long virtual workshop in an effort to find ways […]
A Covid-19 rapid antigen test supplier has been fined $106,560 over “serial” failures to comply with the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s guidelines.
Hough Pharma Pty Ltd has been hit with eight infringement notices for allegedly “failing to provide information” to the TGA to demonstrate the safety and performance of three RATs.
Exclusive investigation: Between 2017 and 2021.
Australian Border Force conducted over 41,410 warrantless – but legal – searches of electronic devices at the country’s borders between 2017 and 2021, iTnews can reveal.
No formal assurance months after request.
Adelaide City Council is yet to receive formal assurance from South Australia Police that it will not use the facial recognition capabilities of Adelaide’s planned CCTV network until laws are developed.
In November 2021, the council passed […]
Governments and private companies can still abuse all of the data they collected in the name of Covid.
During the pandemic, governments all over the world rolled out data tracking technologies, especially contact-tracing apps.
According to technology policy experts, […]
Departures come as Ibac probes classified information leaks and has three outstanding reports with potential political fallout in state election year
The Victorian corruption watchdog has shed almost half its legal team in the past six months, amid internal investigations into leaks of classified information and ongoing morale issues.
Inside Daniel Andrews’ new ‘Big Brother’ style data agency he tried to keep secret as it watches EVERY move of Victorians from how they spend their money to personal health records
- Victorian Premier Dan Andrews set up high-tech data agency during Covid-19
- Insights Victoria uses both publicly available data and ‘sensitive’ information
- Opposition Treasury spokesman David Davis said it was ‘intrusive’
- Insights Victoria looked at how residents spent their money and social media
Victorians are being monitored by a new secretive government agency […]
Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk has found that Clearview AI, Inc. breached Australians’ privacy by scraping their biometric information from the web and disclosing it through a facial recognition tool.
The determination follows a joint investigation by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and the UK’s […]
Rational public policymaking considers both sides of any proposed policy: benefits and costs. When the costs of lockdown policy have been raised during the COVID era, people have sometimes assumed that those costs are about: “just the economy”, implying that “the economy” is something separable from human health. Yet there are real health […]
Lockdowns have caused at least 36 times more harms in Australia than any benefits.
“untargeted lockdowns allowed the virus to wreak havoc since the government took its eye off the ball. Eighty per cent of the government’s effort went in “controlling” the broader society instead of focusing on aged […]