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Facebook Releases Their Second Government Requests Report, Detailing July To Dec 2013

Facebook Releases Their Second Government Requests Report, Detailing July To Dec 2013

In the past week we have seen Facebook release their second global Government requests report – showing the number of requests per country from Government Authorities, how many accounts were involved, and how many pieces of content were removed – reflecting data over the period of July 1 – December 31, 2013. Facebook have posted […]

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The Australian Federal Election – How Has Social Media Opinion Changed During The Campaign?

on September 3, 2013 | Government | Comments (0)
The Australian Federal Election - How Has Social Media Opinion Changed During The Campaign?

This election campaign was peppered with many incidents, starting of course with the momentous spill where Kevin Rudd overthrew Julia Gillard for the position of Prime Minister just three months before the Federal Election was due to be held.  This may seem a little cheeky, however, Julia Gillard did the same thing to Kevin Rudd […]

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Public Servant Loses Job For Criticising Goverment Policy On Twitter

on August 29, 2013 | Government | Comments (0)
Public Servant Loses Job For Criticising Goverment Policy On Twitter

This week Michaela Banerji, a Canberra civil servant who wrote critical tweets about Australia’s asylum seeker policy, lodged an appeal with the Federal Court after losing her right to post her private opinions under an anonymous name. Her dispute is likely to become a test case for every civil servant in the country, as Damien […]

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CityRail offering Free Wifi

CityRail offering Free Wifi

If you are a Sydney train commuter you may now be able to get free Wifi whilst you are on platform waiting for your train. The other day I caught a train to Circular Quay and I noticed this sticker at ticket exit of the station. To my surprise you were able to get Free […]

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NBN Co outsourcing heavily overseas

on October 17, 2011 | Government | Comments (0)
NBN Co outsourcing heavily overseas

NBN Co is the government department responsible for rolling out Australia’s super fast National Broadband Network. However it has been revealed many of the suppliers and contractors to this project are foreign owned and controlled companies, prompting the local technology and IT industry to criticise the government for not supporting local suppliers. Swedish company Ericsson […]

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ACCC, Small Business, Social Media

on September 15, 2011 | Australia Government | Comments (0)
ACCC, Small Business, Social Media

New chairman of The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims has admitted the organisation has not always engaged the best it could with small and medium sized businesses. Mr Sims has said the ACCC is looking to increase it’s use on Social Media platforms to connect better with the SME market. This is a […]

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Census Australia goes Social Media

Census Australia goes Social Media

Australia is getting ready for Census night on Tuesday August 9, 2011. This year the Australian Bureau of Statistics has utilised Social Media channels to spread the word and get the community further engaged. The ABS has released some interesting facts about the census on Twitter, such as: – 29,000 volunteers helping distribute census forms. – […]

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Australia Post integrates Social Media

Australia Post integrates Social Media

Australia Post has now jumped on the social media bandwagon (and so they should), and are offering online support and advice to its social network followers. From a quick scan of their Twitter and Facebook accounts I can see they are offering a lot of feedback and responses to user questions. In terms of general […]

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Business.gov.au integrates Social Media

Business.gov.au integrates Social Media

The Australian Government has deeply integrated many Social Media networks into its Business website, business.gov.au (www.business.gov.au) It looks as though they already have a strong presence on Facebook and Twitter. You are also able to subscribe to a RSS feed of their latest news stories, or receive them via email. What is also interesting is […]

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Doing your BAS? Follow the ATO on Twitter

Doing your BAS? Follow the ATO on Twitter

So its time for us to submit our quarterly Business Activity Statements (BAS), and this time round I noticed something slightly different. Usually the ATO includes a help/practice sheet so we have something to draft up instead of mucking up the actual lodgement form. This time around I noticed the ATO has included a Social […]

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