Telstra Acquires Digicel Pacific Under $2.14 Billion Deal

Telstra has announced this week it will partner with the Australian Government to acquire and manage mobile network company Digicel Pacific. Digicel Pacific is currently the leading telecommunications operator in the South Pacific. Over the past 15 years Digicel Pacific has earned a place as the foremost telecommunications provider for South Pacific nations Papua New…

Online Privacy Bill Could Change Social Media in Australia

Yesterday the Morrison Government released the exposure draft of a potentially game-changing new online privacy bill. The Online Privacy Bill would target social media platforms’ use of their users’ private information. According to the explanatory paper, the Bill was drafted in response to the 2018 Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data mining scandal. The scandal revealed that Facebook…

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Australia Lobbied Against Environmental Interests, Says Greenpeace Leak

Documents leaked to Greenpeace’s Unearthed investigations report suggest Australia may have attempted to water down findings of the upcoming report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It is typical of governments to provide feedback on IPCC reports prior to their publication. However, the recent leak to Unearthed indicates an Australian government official objected…

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Petrol Prices Across Australia Are Rising with No End in Sight

Oil prices are skyrocketing globally, resulting in record-high prices for petrol across Australia. Petrol prices have been volatile over the past two years, with experts attributing the fluctuation to the pandemic. “As with many sources of volatility we’re seeing in the economy, it’s the pandemic,” Associate Professor of Economics at Melbourne University David Byrne told…