State and territory leaders have agreed with federal government plans to establish a national facial biometric matching capability, which will bring together passport, visa, citizenship and driver licence images into a single database.
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Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has slammed a Senate committee on the NBN that was established to monitor the Coalition’s 60-day review.
Even as the government is busy setting up deals for orbital satellites as part of the NBN, Minister for Broadband, Communications, and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, said small communities in regional Australia would still prefer fibre-to-the-home
Shadow communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has sided with free-to-air broadcasters in their campaign to permanently lower spectrum licence fees, noting the rising tide of internet protocol television as competition to traditional television magnates.
The National Broadband Network (NBN) could get the Opposition's approval if a Productivity Commission study into the $43 billion project came back with a positive report, shadow communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull has said.
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