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Activ8me pays penalty for misleading claims about ACCC

Telco provider Australian Private Networks Pty Ltd, trading as Activ8me, has paid a penalty of $12,600 after the ACCC issued an Infringement Notice for alleged...

Confusion about broadband claims prompts ACCC guidance

The ACCC consultation on fixed broadband speeds has found eighty percent of consumers are confused and want broadband speed information to be presented in a...

Metadata laws ‘a catch-all joke’: Coulthart

Reporters must not allow sources to get in touch using phone or email and can only rely on the post to communicate in secret, investigative...

MPs fail in bid to protect journalists’ sources

Attempts to add provisions to strengthen protection of journalists’ sources were defeated as data retention laws backed by the Australian Government and the Opposition passed...

New bid to protect journalists' sources

The senate continues to debate the government’s data retention laws today, as independent senator Nick Xenophon prepares to put forward an amendment that would see...

New agreement on data retention warrants

The Australian government will establish a public interest advocate to force law enforcement agencies to justify their application for a warrant to access journalists’ metadata,...

Publishers to press for data retention changes

Publishers and media chief executives will push back against proposed data retention legislation at a special parliamentary inquiry later this month, established by the ALP...