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Australia's dark year for digital liberty

Data retention, site blocking and three-strikes laws highlight 12 transformative months for online freedom in Australia. We reflect on the year's key moments in the words of the major players involved.

By 25 June 2015


Facebook 'unfriending' is workplace bullying, Australia tribunal finds

Technically Incorrect: Australia's Fair Work Commission declares that unfriending a co-worker is mean, so very mean.

By 26 September 2015


Australia's own Holden Calais-V Sportwagon (pictures)

Australian automaker Holden, a division of GM, offers the Calais-V Sportwagon, a comfortable and capable car for road trips.

17 Images By 30 May 2015


Tesla Powerwall home battery coming to Australia within months

Australia has been "prioritised" as one of the first regions to get Tesla's new Powerwall battery storage solution, giving solar users the power to control how and when they use their energy.

By 17 September 2015


World's longest chain of continental volcanoes found hidden in Australia

A newly discovered chain of continental volcanoes runs for over 2,000 kilometres up the eastern side of Australia.

By 15 September 2015


Down in the hole: A photo tour of Australia's largest open-pit gold mine, the Super Pit (pictures)

The Super Pit is the largest open-pit gold mine in Australia. A canyon-size hole populated by house-size trucks, it's large enough to be seen from orbit. Here's what it looks like up close.

35 Images By 5 May 2015


Why Apple Pay faces an uphill battle in Australia

Almost a year after Apple announced the launch of Apple Pay, Australia is still waiting for the service. But while reports suggest banks are clashing with Apple over fees, experts say there's a bigger obstacle to adoption.

By 18 August 2015


Official: Australia set to charge GST on all online purchases from 2017

Netflix, Amazon, Steam and Google Play are all on notice as state and federal treasurers agree to apply GST to all goods and services sold online into Australia.

By 21 August 2015


Apple Pay said to hit roadblocks gaining support in Australia

Australian banks are balking at giving Apple a chunk of the fees they earn from merchants and some say they don't want Apple as the middleman between them and their customers.

By 18 August 2015


Samsung Pay coming to Australia in 2016

The Korean smartphone titan is preparing to launch its mobile payment service into some select countries later in 2015, with Australia to follow sometime next year.

By 14 August 2015