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Facebook approached Australia's major political parties during the 2016 Federal election offering a powerful data matching tool. ... Fairfax Media confirmed the advanced matching tool was offered to the Liberal Party during the 2016 election, but was turned down amid concerns that the sending of ...
Micro-targeting slices of the electorate on niche issues has long been part of most political parties' campaign strategies. ... But none of this will matter if the underpinning legislative framework of democratic societies like Australia isn't able to defang the emerging capability of micro-targeted ...
Australian Conservatives defector Dennis Hood has fired a parting shot at Cory Bernardi's fledgling party, suggesting it is destined to have "no impact" in state politics. SA Premier Steven Marshall on Monday revealed Mr Hood -- a South Australian Upper House MP -- would join the Liberals, bolstering ...
While Australia's major political parties have denied using the services of Cambridge Analytica, they do engage in substantial data operations - including the Liberal Party's use of the i360 app in the recent South Australian election. How well this microtargeting of voters works to sway political views ...
But cyber law experts told Guardian Australia the privacy law carve-out was sufficiently broad to cover the political activities of a company like Cambridge ... Australian politicians, political parties and their contractors and subcontractors have been exempt from the operation of the Privacy Act since 2000.

It's election time and armies of political party volunteers are deployed to suburban streets across Australia to campaign for their candidates. But instead of going to the effort of hitting every home, the volunteers pull out tablets or phones and open an application pinpointing the residences where they will ...
From what I am hearing (and it is very early mail) the Greens have some tough decisions to make about the party's direction, and not just in Victoria. All in all, tonight's elections have set off a ripple effect for Australia's political parties, as the country gears up for the next federal election. We have ...
Several readers have submitted Curious Campaign queries about campaign donations it in the lead-up to the South Australian election. So we've taken a look at the ... One questioner asked: how much in campaign donations is Elon Musk making to any political parties? The short answer is, nothing.
Labor's Swan vows to tackle toxic politics ... "It's made a terrible mess of some formerly great centre-left parties around the world." Mr Swan ... Mr Swan - Labor's third longest-serving treasurer behind Ben Chifley and Paul Keating - claims the Liberal Party has been taken over and dominated by extreme ...
Tasmania has become the first state in Australian history to elect a majority of female MPs to its legislature. The state, Australia's smallest, held its election on 3 March, but counting was not finalised until this week. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT), which is not a state, also elected a female-majority legislature in 2016.
The comments from Mr. Dutton, a member of the center-right governing Liberal Party, also raised eyebrows in Australia, where immigration is a hot-button issue and Liberal Party politicians have been accused of using race as a political tool. Thousands of predominantly Muslim migrants from the Middle ...
This issue can be remedied by political parties introducing ethnic diversity quotas. ... the Labor Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, has a German and Polish background and NSW is led by Armenian-Australian Liberal ... Lamentably, Australia has a dearth of Asian-Australian politicians.
Thanks to a redistribution of electoral boundaries, a series of outsider minor parties are threatening to break the stranglehold of Australia's two major ... A second start-up political party, the Australian Conservatives, is led by Federal Senator Cory Bernardi, who generated headlines when he launched his ...
Where political parties nationally and most states often fall over themselves to stress they are not the favourites coming into an election, lest complacent ... Uniquely in Australia, Tasmania has a history of hung parliaments, with the Greens as a legitimate third force denying either major party a majority.
South Australian state election first big opportunity for Cory Bernardi's party ... He's the high-profile South Australian politician challenging the big parties with his own upstart political movement – and no, we're not talking about Nick Xenophon. ... Can Nick Xenophon end two-party politics in South Australia?
Former federal Privacy Commissioner Malcolm Crompton has blasted Australia's major political parties as "incredibly secretive" about the information they gather on voters and suggested their exemption from privacy laws is indefensible. His comments come after Fairfax Media revelations that ...

Revealed: the powerful Facebook data matching tool the Liberal Party rejected over legal fears ... Facebook approached Australia's major political parties during the 2016 election with a new and powerful data matching tool, but Liberal strategists rejected the offer out of fear it could breach the law ...
A surge in support for minor political parties since 2004 is attributable more to a collapse in trust in government and rising cultural anxiety in the regions ... the political landscape in the state, the Grattan Institute has examined the underlying factors behind the increase in the minor party vote in Australia over ...
Each of Australia's main political parties has an active youth wing — the Young Liberals promote themselves to anyone ages 16 to 31; Young Labor focuses on ... Many lawmakers started out in this milieu, with student bodies or union boards, before moving to staffing roles, party offices or legislatures.
The dual citizenship status has also ended Mr Assange's political ambitions in Australia. His WikiLeaks party contested the 2013 election in a bid to win Mr Assange a Senate seat, but the party only attracted 0.62 per cent support. As recent controversies have shown, Australians standing for political office ...
One of Australia's newest political parties has the Illawarra's blue-collar workforce in its sights as it embarks on a membership campaign, saying it's “time ... The Australian Workers Party (AWP) has revealed it is targeting the Wollongong and the wider Illawarra areas as one of its key activist regions in 2018.
The Australian government's proposed ban on foreign donations and new disclosure requirements for political campaigners are “likely” to face a constitutional challenge, the Human Rights Law Centre has warned. The HRLC executive director, Hugh de Kretser, told Guardian Australia it was “actively ...
Outspoken Coalition MP George Christensen has also threatened to quit Parliament and last year removed any LNP branding from his website. Mr Cox said there was a range of political figures looking for a common cause. “The North Queensland party was a good idea before the state selection and I'm ...
After a decade as a South Australian senator and less than a year out from a state election, it was time to leave Canberra and sort out troubles at home. ... Xenophon launched his shock return to state politics in October, announcing he would lead his new SA Best party from the front and stand in the ...
That's because the government's proposed bill to ban foreign donations and tackle foreign interference in Australian politics extends to “political ... said the legislation effectively conflated the advocacy activities of “independent non-partisan civil society groups” with the electioneering of political parties.
“The idea that people, via potential confusion about the logo it uses, could mistake a financial institution for a political party or vice versa seems quite bizarre to us,” he told news.com.au. “Financial institutions typically do not contest elections in Australia nor do political parties typically engage in the ...
Ever in search of greener grass: meet the man who has changed political parties more often than most people change their outfits. ... to major parties in the upcoming South Australian election is undisputable and just over two months out from the poll his SA Best party has claimed their first ministerial scalp.
But Rhiannon told Guardian Australia “the narrow definition of what would qualify as election expenditure will severely reduce funding for minor political parties”. Electoral expenditure currently includes the production, broadcast and publication of ads, distribution of electoral material and opinion polling.
Reason intends to be central to those discussions, emerging as a progressive, Democrat-style force in Australian politics. “We're not going to see that number of small parties on the ballot ever again,” says Patten. “However, we're not going to see the voters who didn't vote for the major parties going back to ...
A Chinese Communist Party-linked group's event held at Tasmania's Parliament House was designed to influence politicians to support Beijing's push for ... The Reception Room at Parliament House in Hobart hosted the launch of the of the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Council for the Promotion of ...
The Labor Party is calling on the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) to scrap Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne's electorate of Sturt in the upcoming redistribution of seats in South Australia. South Australia is set to lose a federal electorate because of its dwindling population, while the ACT ...
Each week, the team at Essential Media Communications discusses issues that are topical and a series of questions are devised to put to the Australian public. Some questions are repeated regularly (such as political preference and leadership approval), while others are unique to each week and reflect ...
Australia is to ban donations from foreign bank accounts, non-citizens and foreign entities to all types of political campaigning - such as GetUp! - not just political parties. Political parties, independent candidates, trade unions, interest groups, advocacy groups and others spend millions of dollars each year ...
The Australian government on Monday banned foreign donations to Australian political parties, the Attorney-General, George Brandis, said. The changes came after Brandis carried out a review of Australia's counter-intelligence laws. In addition to banning foreign donations, new laws targeting spies and ...
The laws will also ban foreign political donations to activists such as GetUp! as well as political parties themselves. And they will create a public registry for foreign individuals or organisations that aim to influence the Australian political process, similar to the existing registry for political lobbyists.
The parties have always been quick to quibble on this point. They say that the people elect the MPs and senators, and they, in turn, vote for party leaders. This is technically true but, to the electorate, irrelevant. Since the political parties started routinely knifing serving prime ministers, their primary votes have ...
Rural independents are crying foul on the eve of the New England byelection over a late blast of digital targeting by the National party about whether or ... Mailer said on Friday the electoral rules needed to be tightened if political parties were able to get around the advertising blackout before elections by ...
Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has given his personal endorsement to an international conference run by an Australian political donor caught up in ... blew up in Australia, and Senator Sam Dastyari was forced to step down as the Labor Party's assistant Senate whip over his connection with the other ...
It is no secret the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation has long held concerns about the amount of Chinese funding handed to political parties and that it has briefed party leaders and officials on these fears. And it is easy to see why – the expansion of China's influence amongst politicians is difficult ...
Nine years after the ute-drivin', rum-drinkin' Nats hooked up with BMW-driving, chardonnay-sipping Libs at a sort of political B&S ball at Brisbane's Sofitel Hotel on July 27, 2008, the partnership is under intense strain. The impressive performance of Katter's Australian Party in last Saturday's election has ...
'Malcolm, for the good of your party and the country, just go': Kevin Rudd unloads .... "So when Turnbull is smashed at the next election, and he will be, let us understand that holding the reins of government as a progressive political party in Australia is a precious thing, to be nurtured carefully, not to be ...
But his terms of reference make no mention of the role played by banking lobbyists in Australia, or how donations from banks and financial institutions influence major political parties at state or federal level. He said the commission would not award compensation to customers in cases of wrongdoing but ...
Australia's banking and financial system is too important to leave in the hands of minor parties and fringe elements in the parliament. The possibility that terms of reference on something this important could be the subject of political horse trading should worry every Australian. It's a prospect that caused ...
The move is part of a suite of new measures aimed at curbing China's influence in Australian affairs. Mr Beazley, who in addition to his political appointments served as Australia's ambassador to Washington, said China's objectives were to further its own economic and political interests and there was ...
Some questions are repeated regularly (such as political preference and .... Which party do you expect will win the next federal election? ... How much trust do you have in the federal government to do what is right for Australia? .... All Essential Research and senior Your Source staff hold Australian Market ...
Under Campbell Newman's one-term Liberal National Party government, there were also many plum appointments for political allies.
Yet in Australia, 80 per cent of eligible voters responded to the ... the populist party, which is exactly what the major German parties said about AfG too. ... about the successful Australian model of controlled immigration and ...
Mr Katter — who with fellow Katter's Australian Party MP Shane ... not bad for Queensland — we're out to help them (the major parties) ... she can go her own way and go into political oblivion — but we're ..... Recycled tyres can turn an environmental challenge into an opportunity to improve Australia's roads ...
In Australia the firm typically employs staff and politicians from that country's ... Australian left-wing lobby firm Hawker Britton hiring in New Zealand. ... time: "Raeburn spent more than five years working for the National Party, ...


 

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