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.
Australia has now entered a total shutdown of all non-essential services, with suburb-by-suburb lockdown measures tipped to become a reality.
As the country sails through uncharted waters, we explore the latest on COVID-19, future predictions of this unfolding plan — including the potential of Martial Law — and deeper links between the virus and propaganda used in George Orwell’s 1984.
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.
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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.