Contention over muzzling government employee Tweets

By Charles Power* Social media is good for business.  However when the business of an organisation is the development of government policy, the use of Twitter, Facebook and other platforms by public servants can create problems. This was certainly the experience of the Commonwealth Department of Immigration who discovered an officer using the Twitter handle’ […]

Big biometric upgrade for Immigration

By Julian Bajkowski The Department of Immigration and Citizenship has gone to market for a substantial upgrade of its biometric identification systems that use facial recognition and fingerprinting systems to electronically check-up on prospective entrants to Australia. Tender documents released to the market reveal that Immigration authorities are seeking to buy commercial-off-the-shelf technology that will […]


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