The Federal Government has blown a chance it had to implement a world-leading deal with digital giants Google and Facebook, backing down even before the bill for its so-called News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code was introduced into Parliament. The digital platforms will be breaking out the Dom Pérignon in Silicon Valley over the way they have clinically neutered Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.
The Australian Government-owned defence industry lobby group, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, appears to have spent oodles of American money on studies that are virulently anti-China, raising serious doubts over Canberra's claim that it has not picked a side in the battle for supremacy between the two global giants.
The social media site Twitter has once again shown it has somewhat twisted priorities by taking down the account of Swiss IT consultant and developer Tillie Kottmann who exposed consultancy firm Deloitte's lack of technical nous.
Returb iPhones are cheaper than ever - definitely worth buying one :-)
The Murdoch led LNP is talking crap again. The Murdochracy are out again asking the Government for something for nothing[…]
They're bluffing. The potential losses to Google far outweighs the pittance they will be asked to pay. Call their bluff!
Duck Duck Go.Google is an evil empire.
No, Australian politics is a truth-free zone thank you very much!