Australian premiers have proposed barring millions of children from using major social media platforms.

Australia’s digital ID regime is moving ahead.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has initiated Federal Court proceedings against telecommunications giant Optus.

Experts are looking at ways to manage the extreme risks posed by advanced AI.

London’s High Court is allowing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to appeal his extradition to the United States.

New laws seek to safeguard personal information in Western Australia.

The government is investigating a ransomware data breach involving MediSecure, an electronic prescriptions provider.

The Victorian Government has announced a $5 million investment in the development of life-saving innovations.

About $2.8 billion in technology investments are included in the 2024 federal budget...

South Australia is looking at banning social media for kids.

The Victorian Government has invested $37 million in a US space tourism company.

Advocates say sustained momentum is needed for technological change in Australia.

A new mind-reading device is capable of decoding words that people are thinking but not vocalising.

Australian researchers have assisted what could be a major quantum computing advance.

The Federal Court has denied the eSafety commissioner's bid to hide a controversial video.

Elizabeth Tydd has been appointed the new Australian Information Commissioner.

Google has introduced a new tool for Australian users, ‘Results about you’.

The Productivity Commission has reviewed the underperformance of the $2 billion My Health Record (MHR) system.

Experts say social media firms should not be left to enforce their own standards.

Stephen Rue, the outgoing CEO of NBN Co, has been announced as the new chief executive of Optus.

A major data breach has affected thousands of family violence and sexual assault victims.

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