The federal government will begin to mobilise the military to enforce Australia’s toughest COVID-19 regulations yet, including quarantine measures and compliance checks.
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) have been enlisted to monitor mandatory isolation requirements for suspected carriers of the ‘virus’ and are predicted to expand their operations in the coming weeks.
COVID-19 measures will see Australia’s 5G rollout accelerate to ‘meet demand of businesses working from home’, as Telstra announces an extra $500 million in funding to meet capacity.
Australians will now get an early taste of 5G’s “full potential” when telecommunications giants seek to launch the country’s first ‘millimetre wave’ 5G customer trials by mid-2020.
Scott Morrison has announced the government would consider banning all non-essential travel within Australia and has urged domestic citizens to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
The national cabinet will next week to consider how to restrict domestic travel, as state borders across the country close.
The Digital Transformation Agency is hoping to begin publicly testing the new facial recognition component of the government’s essential services app by mid-2020.
myGovID, which is set to move from public beta to live later this month, will become the default option for identity verification when accessing most government portals.
A group of six farmers are preparing to take legal action against the NSW government over a bushfire in northern NSW that could have been prevented.
Graziers hit by a blaze at Guy Fawkes National Park, west of Coffs Harbour, argue it could have been prevented with more hazard reduction strategies.