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Government and opposition making law 'on the fly' with online safety bill: Greens

Wednesday, 14 February

Australian Greens Digital Rights spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John has accused the Government and opposition of making law ‘on the fly’, after sensitive legislation concerning non-consensual sharing of intimate images online was rushed through the Senate today.

Both the government and the opposition blocked a motion by the Australian Greens to have the legislation referred to the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications and ensure there was proper scrutiny of the bill, which was only introduced for debate on Monday.

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Net neutrality inquiry necessary to ensure Australians have guaranteed access to free and open internet: Greens

Tuesday, 13 February

The opposition have back flipped on net neutrality and voted with the government against a motion, moved by the Australian Greens today, calling for an inquiry into public interest need for such protections.

Digital Rights spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John said current telecommunications ownership structures in Australia should be more than enough evidence to warrant having an inquiry.

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Failure of Turnbull Government to deliver promised NBN a National tragedy: Greens


Tuesday, 6 February

The Australian Greens have called on the Turnbull government to commit to making fast, reliable internet widely available, accessible and affordable to all Australians.

NBN Spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John said the lengths this government had gone to to drive Australia backwards, far away from technological capability, were astonishing and seemingly endless.

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Government must reconsider response to gaming inquiry in the name of innovation: Greens

This Government’s repeated attacks on Australia’s video games industry, climaxing last week in the tabling of a totally inadequate government response to the Future of The Australian Video Games Development Industry Inquiry, doesn’t fit into their so-called ‘innovation agenda’.

Australian Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John today moved a motion, which was passed by the Senate, calling on the Government to reconsider their response to the inquiry and support the Australian video games industry.

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Government’s response to Games Inquiry is another missed opportunity for innovation and economic growth

The Government’s long-awaited response to the Games Inquiry has been released today, in which they note the unanimous recommendations of the inquiry into the future of the video games industry in Australia and make it clear that they do not care if the industry has a future, said Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Greens Spokesperson for Digital Rights and IT.


“The Government just doesn’t get it. It took them over 600 days, and this is the best they have got!


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No Govt Response to Video Games Inquiry STILL

A government response to the Future of Australian Video Games Development Industry Inquiry, now 626 days late, has not yet been tabled despite a commitment from Communications Minister Mitch Fifield he would do so by the end of 2017.

Australian Greens IT spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John has written to Minister Fifield today to express his disappointment at this Government’s continued dismissal the economic, social and cultural contribution of the Australian video games industry.

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