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Census debacle senate review begins

Census debacle senate review begins

The senate review into the 40 hour online outage that plagued the Australian Bureau of Statistics online platform launch has begun, with contractor IBM conceeding responsibility. Kerry Purcell, head of IBM Australia opened proceedings by “unreservedly apologis[ing] to the Australian public for the inconvenience,” and said the outage was caused by four distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS). Given the confidential nature of citizen data safeguards were put in place to restrict any international access to the site, and streamline…

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Self-harming arson charges appealed

Self-harming arson charges appealed

A Melbournian woman has successfully appealed her 4 year sentence, after being found guilty of setting fire to her own home. Her sentence has been amended to her 290 days served in prison already, after disputing the case due to her deteriorating mental condition while in confinement. Ms Jennifer Martin, 59 pleaded guilty in September 2014 to two charges of arson, after twice setting her living room ablaze. The representative for the respondent conceded that the appellant’s long history of…

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