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The future of Australia's videogame development industry

I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that – 
The Senate –
1.    Notes 
a.    The videogames industry is the fastest-growing entertainment industry in the world
b.    In Australia in recent years the industry has generated over $2 billion in retail revenue, and it continues to grow
c.    It is larger than the local film industry, but federal government assistance has been cut

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Another day, another net filter fail from this most agile government

The Government should immediately confirm whether or not it intends to introduce a radical new internet filter blocking overseas commercial sites that don't charge GST, as reported by Choice magazine.

"I honestly hope that this is a hoax, because it is hard to believe that a proposal as off-the-wall as this one could seriously be under consideration. Treasury should shut this down or come clean," Greens Communications spokesperson and Co-Deputy Leader Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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Greens support Triple J moving date of Hottest 100

With calls becoming louder every year to respect those for whom January 26 represents a tragedy, not a celebration, the Greens strongly support the suggestion that Triple J move the Hottest 100 to a more appropriate date to mark national unity and diversity, Australian Greens Spokesperson on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

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Census

I, and also on behalf of Senators Lambie and Xenophon, move: That the Senate— (a) notes:

   (i) the technical failures of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website on Census night, 9 August 2016, prevented thousands of people completing the Census,

   (ii) subsequent attempts to address the technical failures further added to confusion and impacted public confidence in the Census process,

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Labor in #censusfail cave-in shock

The Labor party voted with the Coalition to let the government off the hook for the spectacular failure of the National Census, the Australian Greens said today.

“The Greens and most of the crossbench agreed that the governments incompetence and inability to properly conduct the census is not an acceptable reason to expose ordinary Australians to fines of $180 per day,” Australian Greens Communication Spokesperson and Co-Deputy Leader Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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No #censusfail fines

I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that - The Senate -                                                     

1.       Notes

a.       the technical failures of the ABS website on census night - August 9th 2016 - prevented thousands of people completing the census;

b.      subsequent attempts to address the technical failures further added to confusion and impacted public confidence in the census process;

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Inquiry into the 2016 Census

That the following matters be referred to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 24 November 2016:

The 2016 Census, with particular reference to:

(a) the preparation, administration and management on the part of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the Government in the lead up to the 2016 Census;

(b) the scope, collection, retention, security and use of data obtained in the 2016 Census;

(c) arrangements, including contractual arrangements, in respect of the information technology aspects of the Census;

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