Expert Warns Poor Broadband Means WA Faces More Risks On Cyber Security

WA has the worst broadband in the nation, with the highest proportion of underperforming services of any state in the country, according to an ACCC report “Measuring Broadband Australia”. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) report Measuring Broadband Australia claimed Western Australians had been provided with a poor internet service, with many owning NBN50 or…

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Large numbers of Newstart receipients lose payments as many not fulfilling obligations

The federal government has warned Australia’s job seekers claiming Centrelink’s Newstart Allowance to meet their obligations, as many are being penalised for not fulfilling requirements. Federal Employment Minister Michaelia Cash has released data showing a large number of people looking for work while on the payment have been suspended, for not meeting obligations including missing…

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KidsHelpline struggling to meet call demands

As a nationally promoted outlet for kids seeking a listening ear and encouraging advice, Kids Helpline is struggling to keep up with the sheer volume of calls. While over 31,000 calls were made to Kids Helpline last year, more than half of those calls were dropped… the most dropped calls recorded since 2012. Other calls…

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EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong community in Perth calling on Australian Government to act

By Helene Fung About 100 members of the local Hong Kong community participated in a peaceful rally from Elizabeth Quay to Murray Street Mall this afternoon. In an exclusive interview with WAMN, rally organiser Tracy Pang acknowledged that the turnout today is a step down from some 500 people who joined a previous rally, which…

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