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Melissa Fyfe

Melissa Fyfe is an investigative journalist with special interests in politics, government policy, social justice and the environment. Melissa joined The Age investigations unit in August 2011 after three years reporting on politics for The Sunday Age, including a stint in the Canberra press gallery.

The CFA app that has fires raging across Bass Strait

A screenshot of CFA fire app.

Melissa Fyfe Victoria's heavily promoted smartphone application for fire warnings is considered flawed within the IT industry, was not fully tested before this fire season and is difficult to use in the place it...

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Faulty fire app triggers anger

Melissa Fyfe The CFA's smartphone application is still malfunctioning, infuriating hundreds of people.

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With censors swamped, Canberra signals it's time for self-regulation

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Melissa Fyfe In a significant change to the way Australia censors and classifies information and entertainment, the Gillard government has conceded that some industries will have to self-regulate and classify...

Videos, games to fly under board's radar

Melissa Fyfe INDUSTRIES that produce mobile phone games and videos may have to self-regulate and classify their own products, in a significant change to the way Australia censors information and entertainment in...

Video games reform rebuffed over violence fears

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.

Melissa Fyfe Long-awaited reforms of Australia’s censorship of computer games look set to fail after Victoria declared its strong concern that the move will legalise games with ‘high levels of graphic, frequent...

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