politics

Government To Push Ahead With E-Safety Commissioner Plans Today

Remember that so-called “cyber-safety Commissioner” the Coalition wanted when it was in Opposition? It’s being reported this morning that the Government is about to press ahead and introduce the policy to the Parliament today.


Kim Dotcom Is Taking His Political Party To The US In 2015

Kim Dotcom may be down on his luck, be he’s certainly not out. After failing to win a seat in New Zealand, the German-Finnish Internet entrepreneur has now announced that he’s taking his Internet Party to the US next year.


Tony Abbott Is Perfect As The Black Knight In Monty Python's The Holy Grail

The state election in Victoria is done and dusted — with the exception of a few close seats — and the ALP has come out on top (with the Greens doing alright too). A blow for the Liberal Party, definitely, though recently it hasn’t done itself any favours on a federal level. But that was yesterday.


Australian Defence Minister: 'I Wouldn't Trust The Australian Submarine Corporation To Build A Canoe'

Let’s face it, Australia’s submarine fleet isn’t the best. After getting through almost two decades of problems with the Collins-class submarine fleet, the government’s shipbuilder is coming under attack again, this time by the Government minister responsible for Defence, who says he wouldn’t trust them to build a canoe.


Senator Kate Lundy To Quit Federal Politics

We love Senator Kate Lundy here at Gizmodo Australia. The self-professed geek and passionate politician, the Senator is a passionate advocate of tech issues in the Australian Senate. Sadly, the Senator Lundy announced last night that she wouldn’t contest the next election. In short: she’s quitting, and that’s sad.


Politicians Who Regulate Big Cable Invest In AT&T, Comcast And Verizon

Ever wonder why big cable companies can do whatever they want? It’s partly because the FCC keeps its revolving door spinning. But it’s also worth knowing that the politicians in charge of regulating the US telecom industry not only receive campaign funds from them; some of them directly invest in companies like AT&T and Comcast.


Disneyland And Walt Disney World Are No-Fly Zones

Aerial photographs of Disney’s theme parks are rare these days. That’s not because they’re boring or dumb. They’re impossible to take, because Disneyland and Walt Disney World are prohibited air space. And it’s not just because of terrorism, either.


How Much Money Big Cable Gave US Politicians Who Oversee The Internet

Minutes after US President Obama unveiled his plan for net neutrality yesterday, Republicans leaders like Ted Cruz came out swinging. You can chalk up the backlash to more than just partisan spite; Cruz has taken his share of campaign money from telecom giants. And he’s far from the exception.


US Senator's Net Neutrality Take Isn't Just Dumb, It's Dangerous

Yesterday, US President Obama came out in support of net neutrality, asking the FCC to reclassify broadband as a public utility. This would help stop ISPs from creating “internet slow lanes” and throttling customers. Senator Ted Cruz — who accepted campaign funds from telcom giant Comcast — immediately fired back with an incendiary tweet.


How To Make Sure Your Net Neutrality Comment Matters

If you’re in favour of a neutral internet — one that’s doled out equally to everyone, not preferentially to whomever pays the toll — you have a few more hours to do something about it. At least, to do something about it the official way, by submitting a comment to the FCC urging the agency not to overturn net neutrality. Here’s how to yell so that your voice gets heard.