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Mobile phone blackspots in key regional areas of Australia continue to be eliminated, with Optus switching on its latest new mobile transmission tower in the regional Queensland town of Tinaroo.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Global technology and digitalisation giant Siemens has given an industrial software grant with a commercial value of its product lifecycle management software of $447 million to the University of Western Australia.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 13 April 2017 12:46

Data retention laws still 'bad law', says IA

Australia’s new data retention laws nominally come into effect tomorrow — Good Friday — but Internet Australia still maintains the scheme is unlikely to fully achieve the federal government’s aims.

Published in Technology Regulation

Professional services firm KPMG Australia has been chosen as one of the lead partners of the newly formed Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), which has raised over $160 million in cash and in-kind commitments to fast-track the growth of Australia’s food industry through digital technologies.

Published in Strategy

The federal government is repealing telecommunications anti-competitive laws originally imposed nearly 20 years ago to support the development of competition in the telecommunications sector.  

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian government may well have to reconsider its plan to release data about its citizens for use by businesses or scientists, with a top expert in security and privacy engineering telling iTWire that de-identification of datasets so that they cannot be traced back to the original is very hard, to the point of being practically impossible.

Published in Data

Salesforce says it ‘supports the federal government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda and its aim to help Australia transition from a resources led economy to an innovation led economy.’

Published in Government Tech Policy

The cloud services director of a leading Melbourne-based IT services company says there’s a growing interest in considering the use of the cloud by business and industry, but issues of cost are not so much the focus now as the key driver for decision-makers. Neither is security the issue it once was.

Published in Strategy
Better weather forecasting computer programs are needed to improve on the specifics of each violent storm system occurring in the eastern coast region of Australia, especially as the world's climate increases in temperature.

Published in Climate
Hundreds of Australian web sites will be "blacked out" tomorrow as a protest against the Federal Government's proposals for mandatory filtering.  More than 500 sites are set to join The Great Australian Internet Blackout.

Published in Home Tech
Although the Australian Federal Government has announced it is spending tens of millions of dollars to make the newest digital free-to-air TV channels available to those by satellite in rural and regional areas, the Federal Opposition is, as you’d expect, unconvinced.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Wednesday, 23 December 2009 07:17

More NBN Co board appointments

Clem Doherty and Terrence Francis have been appointed as directors of NBN Co.

Published in People Moves
Thursday, 17 December 2009 06:43

SAGE-AU says net filter tests unrealistic

The Systems Administrators Guild of Australia (SAGE-AU) has questioned the test results that formed the basis for the Federal Government's decision to proceed with ISP level filtering.

Published in Home Tech
The Federal Government is paying NICTA more than $A1 million to develop an advanced video surveillance system for the Port of Brisbane.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 04 November 2009 09:10

Community TV gets digital spectrum and funding

The Federal Government has finally acted to provide the Community TV sector with spectrum and funding to make the transition to digital TV.

Published in Market
Monday, 02 November 2009 06:41

NBN 'a platform for innovation'

The National Broadband Network (NBN) could become a technological platform for innovation by Australian companies, according to a senior executive at a leading professional services firm.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd came to power on top of a raft of election promises, one of which included laptops for high school students. While the deployment was not without controversy thousands upon thousands have now been distributed in NSW. Yet, forum postings reveal students are using them for game playing and online chat right in front of oblivious teachers.

Published in Education
Thursday, 29 October 2009 19:51

Pingers reduce whales caught in nets off Australia

Fumanda Marine is teaming up with Australian government organizations to do something about the accidental catching of migrating whales in nets made for sharks. The company’s “pingers” can also be extended to other marine animals needlessly killed in fishing nets and control devices.

Published in Biology
Thursday, 29 October 2009 11:19

Feds call for smart grid bid

The Federal Government has invited bids to roll out Australia's first commercial-scale smart electricity grid.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 21 October 2009 12:51

Minchin a 'complete Luddite': Conroy

Stephen Conroy, Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, has branded his Opposition counterpart "a complete Luddite." The Opposition continues to delay telecommunications reform legislation.

Published in Strategy
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