There’s always something big in the final days before Christmas, and this year it’s a discussion paper about Home Affairs’ powers over critical infrastructure. The ATO has a new website, more on the news bargaining code, and myGov will get some fixes but not all.Continue reading “Digital developments from Canberra 67”
It’s another short week, but we’ve seen news about robodebt, sovereign citizens, AI faking tax returns, enrolment for voting, digital rights, and more. And an influencer has been banned from giving financial advice.Continue reading “Digital developments from Canberra 32”
During the week of Monday 7 to Sunday 13 March 2022 it actually stopped raining for a few days, although part of the Sydney basin and other areas had worse flooding than the week before. It’s all a mess, but blue skies were seen at the end of the week.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 615: The calming of La NiÃ±a, the disintegration of the trains”
I’d congratulate the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) on their new online voter registration tool, but they’ve made the usual arsehat mistake of assuming everyone’s name consists of at least two words.
This error is doubly stupid, because it means they didn’t test their data entry validation code by running it against the existing database of voters. Oops.
As I wrote in 2011, there’s more than 13,000 Australians with a single-word name, and I know for a fact that at least one of them is already on the electoral roll.