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Optus has switched on a new tower in the South Burnett region in Queensland, as part of round 2 of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot program, to bring dedicated coverage to the town of Maidenwell and surroundings for the first time.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Federal Government will try to push amendments to the encryption law on Wednesday to give anti-corruption bodies the right to use its powers, while Labor will try to get an amendment through to define a systemic weakness.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Telstra is making it easy for its customers in former black spot areas to make calls, with over 100 million made from those locations, so Chuckie's cry of "why didn't you call" can't be because you didn't have mobile service.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Government proposals for changes to the rules for resolving telecommunications consumer complaints have drawn strong concerns from telecoms industry bodies – including concerns over the formation of a new External Dispute Resolution body to replace the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Federal Government agencies have told the Western Australian Government that they are not fazed by the fact that Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies is very likely to win a $120 million Perth Transport Authority contract.

Published in Deals

The Coalition Government’s Federal Budget allocation of funding for the establishment of a Consumer Data Right scheme has been welcomed by the competition watchdog — the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission — which will oversee development of the scheme.

Published in Data

Accounting software group Reckon says federal government measures in the Budget to crack down on the black economy help to level the playing field for small businesses.

Published in Strategy

If the lack of Optus mobile coverage in specific locations in NSW, QLD and Tasmania is leaving you feeling black, Optus and the federal government's Mobile Black Spot programme will shine bright white with fresh new coverage.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Information Technology Professionals Association, an IT lobby group, has raised strong concerns that current practices to overcome skills shortages in Australia are seemingly facilitating recruitment to lower-end roles which could easily be filled by local graduates.

Published in Recruitment

Australia has an enormous role to play in terms of fostering the country’s games sector, according to the Labor Party’s Shadow Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland.

Published in Entertainment

The federal government has opened applications for individual grants of up to $7000 aimed at helping researchers and business to expand their work overseas and to increase collaboration in science, technology and innovation.

Published in Strategy

A plan setting out a vision for Australia to become a top tier innovation nation by 2030 has been released by Innovation and Science Australia.

Published in Strategy

Australia’s start-ups have had a record year in the 2017 financial year, with the industry raising a record $1.32 billion in venture capital and predicted to have the potential to contribute as much as $170 million to the economy by 2020.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 11:10

ACMA consulting industry on self-regulation

Telecommunications regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority is contemplating whether certain industry functions, including the Do Not Call Register and sections of the Spam Act relating to electronic messaging should be self-regulated by industry.

Published in Technology Regulation

The federal government has released just shy of $30 million in funding to help 20 companies in South Australia and Victoria establish and expand advanced manufacturing activities.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Optus has secured a new $13.6 million contract with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources to deliver a range of managed services to the department nationally and overseas.

Published in Deals

The federal government’s new tax — dubbed the "Netflix Tax" — on imported digital products and services comes into effect next Saturday, 1 July, pushing the price of goods and services up by 10%.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network has raised concerns about future federal government funding of the National Relay Service which has a critical role as a communications channel for Australians who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 23 June 2017 12:01

Adelaide gets its first electric bus

The first Australian designed, engineered and manufactured electric bus to be used on a public transport system in Australia has been launched in South Australia.

Published in Strategy

The South Australian Government has allocated $555,015 to Optus to build and operate four new mobile phone base stations in the State after $2 million it committed towards the federal government’s mobile black spots programme was not fully utilised.

Published in Mobility

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