US calls for stricter space rules after Russian anti-missile test

US Vice President Kamala Harris has suggested there is a need to establish global space norms to avoid repeat events like Russia’s “irresponsible” anti-missile test last month. The anti-missile test resulted in masses of hazardous space debris being scattered across the atmosphere. In November, Russia initiated a controversial anti-missile test, blowing up a satellite and…

Revenue NSW “unlawfully” used automated process to collect debts, says Ombudsman

An investigation into NSW’s debt collection agency found that it had abused its automated system to collect outstanding debts from vulnerable people. The state Ombudsman found that Revenue NSW’s use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning was unlawful. NSW Ombudsman Paul Miller calls for “greater transparency” and accountability for agencies relying on AI and…

Submarine Deal Fallout Between Morrison and Macron at G20 Summit

Relations between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and French President Emmanuel Macron have ostensibly not yet recovered from tensions following a broken deal in September. The relationship between the two nations suffered a setback when the Prime Minister backed out of their established submarine deal on short notice. Australia bailed on a $37 billion submarine contract…