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Featured, News, Security, Telecommunications - Wednesday, October 2, 2013 15:30 - 40 Comments
news Technology-focused Greens politician Scott Ludlam has formally lost his Senate seat in Western Australia, the Australian Electoral Commission confirmed today, in a move which will be interpreted as a substantial blow to the digital rights movement in Australia.
For the past several weeks since the Federal Election was held, Ludlam has been locked in a hard-fought battle to hold his seat, due to a complex flow of preferences between tiny political parties such as the Australian Christians, the Australian Sports Party and the Shooters and Fishers Party. For a while it looked as though Ludlam would hold his seat, but this afternoon the AEC confirmed the final count had left the Greens politician out of the race.
The final WA Senate vote elected three Liberal Party candidates, two Labor candidates and a candidate from the new Palmer United Party, despite the fact that the Greens took 9.48 percent of the initial vote and the Palmer United Party took 5 percent of the initial vote.
In a statement, AEC state manager for Western Australia, Peter Kramer, said the Senate count had involved the keying-in of votes into a computerised system, and today an automated process was used to distribute preferences and determine the six elected candidates. Continue…
- Leak shows Coalition’s NBN costings are wrong
- You’re wrong, critics tell Turnbull: Australia voted for NBN
- NBN should be top Abbott priority: Poll
- Telstra wants “quick” NBN negotiations
- The FTTP dream is over: Coalition victory kills Labor’s NBN
- Coalition implodes in Internet filter fail
- Coalition NBN policy “bulletproof”, says Abbott
- Delimiter endorses Greens based on tech policy
- Sydney MDU VDSL rollout delivers 100Mbps
- FTTP “superceded” by FTTN, claims Turnbull
- “Stopping surveillance overreach”:
- Fibre on demand could cost $50k, claims Albo
- Alert: Slow week ahead + site upgrade
- Open deception: Albanese continually misleading public on Coalition NBN policy
- FactCheck: will regional internet users pay more under the Coalition’s NBN plan?
- ‘Too busy’: Attorney-General refuses election interview on online rights issues
- Electoral silence on digital rights from both politicians and journalists
- Tech startups: Now is your chance to shape policy
- FTTN or FTTP? Both. The NBN should be hybrid.
- Albo refuses National Press Club NBN debate
- Crystal ball gazing? Politics?
AFR claims NBN Co will miss 2014 targets
- Abbott, Turnbull: No NBN talks with Murdoch
- NBN Press Club debate: It’s on
- Vale Stephen Conroy:
Australia’s greatest ever Communications Minister
- Pushed for Coalition contingency plan, NBN Co reveals rollout costs
- Game on: NBN Co fires broadband afterburners with 1Gbps services
- Greenfields lobbyist sees nine-figure windfall in Coalition NBN
- The Coalition’s policy is a sensible NBN alternative
- Telstra won’t renegotiate $11bn NBN fee
- Caretaker mode? No. NBN Co should go hog wild.
- NBN confirms doubled satellite, wireless speeds?
- Hockey admits: We can’t shut down the NBN
- NBN Co offers $108 bounty on new customers
- Pirate Party Australia feuds with parent
- Release your NBN plan already, Conroy tells Turnbull
- Pirate Party ACT registration not a failure
- Pirate Party Australia fails election rego again
- Australian Govt says hands tied on Assange
- Strong NBN support amongst Coalition voters
- Come clean, Conroy: Turnbull slams Brissie NBN “gerrymandering”
- NBN enjoys prolonged popular support
- Victorian Govt still disappointed in NBN
- Coalition victory could trigger Internode fibre rollout
- NBN helped Coalition lose 2010 election
- Free Wi-Fi hits more Sydney ferries
- Turnbull confirms: Libs would halt the NBN
- Will Victoria’s Coalition Govt back NBN opt-out?
- AN IPAD FOR EVERY DOCTOR:
Victorian Labor promises
- WHAT THEY SAID: The NBN reaction
- Gillard pauses to reflect on NBN victory
- Treasury costings scant on NBN details
- How Australia created the technology election
- Gillard promises independents Quigley briefing
- Govt chaos: Has NBN Co stopped the rollout?
- Video: Quigley talks the election + Coalition
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- Conroy promises “more of the same” ICT policy
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- Pirate Party can’t contest Federal election
- Video: Was NSW’s Twitter debate successful?
- Reports of the filter’s death are premature
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