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Data retention: Got nothing to hide?

http://www.efa.org.au

Managing all this data would create a lot of work and expense for ISPs, which disadvantage smaller players and would have to be passed on to consumers.

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No Minister: 90% of web snoop document censored to stop 'premature unnecessary debate'

http://www.smh.com.au

The federal government has censored approximately 90 per cent of a secret document outlining its controversial plans to snoop on Australians' web surfing, obtained under freedom of information (FoI) laws, out of fear the document could cause "premature unnecessary debate".

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Sydney Meetup July 2010

http://www.rubyonrails.com.au

"Announcing the July meetup for Sydney aka rorosyd. Tuesday July 13, at the Trinity Bar – 505 Crown St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010..."

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Government goes to war with Google over net censorship

http://www.smh.com.au

The Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, has launched a stinging attack on Google and its credibility in response to the search giant's campaign against the government's internet filtering policy.

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Australia comes clean on ACTA role

http://www.itnews.com.au

"Clean" is a relative term when dealing with forked-tongue politicians and it's not entirely clear whether DFAT has Foreign Minister, Swan, or Trade Minister, Crean, responsible for dealing with ACTA. Note DFAT links on page.

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Australia on internet watchlist with Iran, North Korea

http://www.smh.com.au

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy's censorship policy won him the Internet Villain of the Year trophy, awarded by the British internet industry.

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ODF Alliance Newsletter: February 2010 (PDF)

http://www.odfalliance.org

ODF Alliance Newsletter for February 2010. Contains latest news regarding open formats, including adoption by various governments around the world.

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Why You Should Be Afraid Of Internet Censorship in Australia, Even If You Don’t Live There

http://thenextweb.com

"The spectre of broadscale Internet censorship in Australia has been covered previously here on The Next Web before, but many outside Australia may wonder: why should you care if you don’t live in Australia..."

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Getting distros to play together, nicely

http://www.itwire.com

For the second time in its 11-year history, Australia's national Linux conference (LCA) has a distro summit on its agenda. The last distro summit was held in 2008, when former Linux Australia president Jonathan Oxer was the organiser.

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Australia Edges Us Towards the Digital Dark Ages

http://www.computerworlduk.com

The Australian Government today announced further details of its approach to improve safety on the internet for Australian families.

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Court Gets A Torrent-full About Linux

http://www.linuxjournal.com

BitTorrent is one of the most contentious technologies available. At least, that is, to the Old Order, those lovely suit-clad corporate types bent on holding technology forever in the days of the — manual — typewriter. The technology, and the suits' dreams of a world free of it, are on trial in Australia, where Linux made an appearance today — at the defense table.

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Government-Microsoft Scandal in Australia is Exposed; BECTA Pays Lip Service

http://boycottnovell.com

The arrangement between the Australian Government and Microsoft is revealed and the already-exposed BECTA does "damage control"

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Linux Australia: Linux.conf.au domain has a future

http://www.computerworld.com.au

The organisation that owns the linux.conf.au domain name is nonplussed at the possibility it could be killed off by the Australian Domain Name Administrator (AUDA).

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Microsoft and English-speaking Countries

http://boycottnovell.com

In Australia, the government and Microsoft rub each other's back and in the United Kingdom Free software is still discriminated against

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Software Freedom Day 2009 in Melbourne, Australia

http://mvngu.wordpress.com

"The 2009 Software Freedom Day took place on Saturday 19th September. The Linux Users of Victoria group organized the celebration at Chadstone Shopping Centre, Melbourne, Australia. I have uploaded some photos taken during the day to..."

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