Australia to introduce new laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls

Australia to introduce new laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls

MELBOURNE — Australia will introduce legislation to make social media giants provide details of users who post defamatory comments, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday. The government has been looking at the extent of the responsibility of platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, for defamatory material published on their sites and comes after the…

Western Australia warns of dangerous bushfire near Perth

Western Australia warns of dangerous bushfire near Perth

MELBOURNE — Western Australia’s emergency services issued a bushfire warning on Sunday for an out of control blaze east of the state capital Perth that was threatening homes and lives. “If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place,” Emergency Western Australia told residents in and around Mokine in the Shire of Northam…

Australia core inflation speeds to 6-yr high in Q3, feeds rate fever

Australia core inflation speeds to 6-yr high in Q3, feeds rate fever

Australia core inflation speeds to 6-yr high in Q3, feeds rate fever

Australia central bank to stick with tapering plans, or maybe not

Australia central bank to stick with tapering plans, or maybe not

Australia central bank to stick with tapering plans, or maybe not

In Australia, a former McDonald’s executive reinvented Kmart. Now Kmart ‘influencers’ are some of the most prolific creators on the Aussie internet.

In Australia, a former McDonald’s executive reinvented Kmart. Now Kmart ‘influencers’ are some of the most prolific creators on the Aussie internet.

The relationship between Kmart in Australia and its fan pages exposes the sticky middle ground between online fandom and paid service to a brand.