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One Rule for Some

There's been a fairly amazing level of cognitive dissonance going on lately - even by the seemingly ever-increasingly dissonant standards of modern times.  Stilgherrian's podcast, The 9pm Edict, featured a grab shortly after the federal election from a rural NSW voter who was very keen for a change of government, 
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The Deconstruction of Fallen Stars

You probably remember the 2016 Census, because it made a bit of a splash at the time.  Allegedly, it was able to be completed online, but it failed spectacularly. The official report surrounding events alleges it was a teensy, tiny denial of service attack. Many believe that it was actually just 
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Medical and Elder Law Conference

Thanks very much to ConfereNZ for asking Trent to speak at their recent Medical and Elder Law conference in Auckland. It was a whistlestop fly-in, fly-out tour for Trent (Auckland looked lovely from the back of the cab; he only saw it one-way because it was dark when he arrived), 
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myHR Secondary Use Framework

  Following hot on the tail of my post about data reuse, the Department of Health has released the "Framework to guide the secondary use of My Health Record system data" (hereafter "the Framework" - link[pdf]).  There was a public consultation last year, run by Healthconsult, and you can read the submission from Future Wise here. 
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Because we can?

In 2016, the Productivity Commission held an inquiry into ways to improve the availability and use of public and private sector data. We didn't have the capacity at the time to make a submission, although I did write a post on my personal blog in response to the Digital Health 
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Straw Monis argument

Here at Future Wise, we’re pretty fired up about the Government’s plans to introduce mandatory data retention.  We’ve written a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee and you can see my blog post as well as articles by Leanne in Crikey and the Guardian and by Geordie in the Guardian as well.  We’re waiting for the PM’s national security statement to Parliament  – 
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There is no "meta"

The Attorney-General’s Department would like to collect your “metadata”. It tried to get the former Labor government to introduce it, and has found a willing ally in the current government’s focus on national security. The government and its security agencies assure you it is vital to prevent terrorism that they be able to more easily access 
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