Recently, there has been a considerable amount of biometrics activity in the ‘Land Down Under’, and this week certainly proved to be no different. The Australian government announced that it expects to roll out a facial recognition matching system next year that will allow law enforcement agencies to share facial images amongst themselves.
An independent report has found that Australia’s federal government has failed to perform adequate privacy impact assessments on nearly 90 percent of the national security measures it has passed over the past 14 years, according to independent research.
And finally, the country’s NSW Police Force is looking to provide officers with portable fingerprint scanners to be used with a fleet of Samsung smartphones and body-worn video cameras which are being slowly rolled out across the force. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»
THE Australian government has invited Zimbabwean officials to a mining conference next month in Perth — the capital of Western Australia — to clarify the country’s controversial indigenisation laws to international investors. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»
SYDNEY: Australia’s largest wheat producing region is likely to receive ample rains during a crucial yield-setting stage, Australia’s weather bureau said, potentially offsetting any damage from an intensifying El Nino weather event.
The chance of rainfall exceeding average levels in Western Australia between September and November was seen at 65 per cent, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said on Thursday. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»
The Australian government is expected to roll out a new biometric system next year that will allow law enforcement agencies to share facial images amongst themselves, according to a report by ZDNet.
The facial recognition system will deploy a one-to-one matching functionality to confirm identities of known individuals before gradually introducing additional functionality to match unknown individuals, said the Attorney-General’s department. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»
Without first putting the matter to a vote, the Australian Senate has passed new legislation to strengthen the country’s biometrics system, according to a report by 9News.com.au.
The legislation was initially met with some opposition in parliament when introduced by the Coalition in June, with the parliamentary human rights committee deeming the collection of children’s fingerprints and facial biometric data a violation of privacy rights. ∞∞∞∞∞ CLICK HERE FOR MORE »»»»
Australia’s NSW Police Force is looking to provide officers with portable fingerprint scanners to be used with a fleet of Samsung smartphones and body-worn video cameras which are being slowly rolled out across the force, according to a report by IT News.
The police force has approached various technology vendors for portable fingerprint scanner solution. ∞∞∞∞∞ CLICK HERE FOR MORE »»»»
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SYDNEY – Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday that he was considering a formal request from the United States for Australia to join air strikes in Syria against the Islamic State militant group.
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is already involved in bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq, but its aerial role in Syria has so far been limited to refueling and intelligence gathering. ∞∞∞∞∞ CLICK HERE FOR MORE »»»»
CANBERRA, Australia — A maverick lawmaker broke from conservative government ranks on Monday to introduce legislation that would legalize gay marriage in Australia as a new opinion poll confirmed that most Australians support such a reform.
Warren Entsch, a 65-year-old former crocodile farmer who has been dubbed a progressive redneck in the media, introduced a private member’s bill that would allow same-sex marriage throughout Australia. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»
It is less than cuts pledged by countries such as Canada and the US.
Australia’s previous target was to cut emissions by 5% by 2020, based on emissions in 2000. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»