All aboard the surveillance express (Opinion)

To nobody’s surprise the special COAG anti-terrorism meeting has endorsed the Federal Government’s plans to vastly increase the apparatus of the surveillance state. The leaders of all Australia’s states and territories have agreed to the establishment of a national facial recognition system, based on the photographs and personal information contained on driver’s licences. They have […]

Australia’s competitive standing is slipping

By James Kelaher* Australia often seems to rank near the top of many international benchmarks, and it seems to have been that way for a very long time. So when new comparisons arrive, it’s normal we start at the top, run our eyes down a few places until we see Australia… and then complacently shift […]


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