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Former Optus Director appointed Minister of Communications

The Australian government has appointed Paul Fletcher, a former Optus Director, as the new Communications Minister — responsible for advising cabinet and regulating projects from 5G to ‘smart cities’.

Telecommunications giants have welcomed the new announcement, while many critics are calling the appointment a fundamental conflict of interest after a long history of involvement in the industry.

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Revealed: 5G tower locations across Australia | Exclusive

5G locations obtained from AMTA data and confirmed with RFNSA.

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5G rollout set for 2020 in Australia

Australia is gearing up for the imminent arrival of 5G technology, with telecommunications companies beginning to trial and introduce new systems ahead of a planned 2020 rollout.

Developed as part of an international digital transformation, 5G represents a significant leap from the capabilities of previous generations of wireless communications, introducing a range of technological possibilities that have many experts warning of potential health risks.

In the following, we explore the pending arrival of 5G technologies in Australia.

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Australian telcos block access to 4chan, other websites

Australian Internet Service Providers (ISP) have begun blocking access to websites used to host footage of the Christchurch livestream, including 4chan, 8chan, Liveleak, Voat and ZeroHedge.

Telstra, Vodafone and Optus have all announced that various websites will be restricted under ‘sensitive material guidelines’, in a move that has many Australians concerned about growing systems of mass censorship.

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