BREAKING: Hey Hey It's Saturday star John Blackman dies aged 76; And Medibank is being sued

    enJune 05, 2024

    Podcast Summary

    • Technology and Privacy, HealthA bill was introduced in Australia to ban nonconsensual deep fake porn with a max penalty of 6 years imprisonment. 3M fewer GP visits due to cost of living crunch, bulk billing rate fell below 80%. Medibank sued over cyber hack, Queensland NRL opener, Hey Hey It's Saturday star John Blackman passed away.

      There have been significant developments on two fronts in Australia this week. In the realm of technology and privacy, a bill aiming to ban the sharing of nonconsensual deep fake porn has been introduced, carrying a maximum penalty of 6 years imprisonment for those who transmit such material without consent. Meanwhile, in the health sector, new data reveals that there have been 3 million fewer GP visits this year due to the cost of living crunch, and the bulk billing rate has fallen below 80%. Elsewhere, Medibank is being sued over a cyber hack that impacted almost 10 million customers, and Queensland origin stars are preparing for the NRL opener while ground crew work under tight deadlines to transform Accor Stadium. Tragically, Hey Hey It's Saturday star, John Blackman, passed away at the age of 76 after a battle with cancer.

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