Displaying items by tag: ITPA

Two-fifths of the respondents to a survey about the encryption law passed by the Coalition Government last year say they have lost sales or other commercial opportunities as a result of the law being in place.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The president of a professional IT lobby group has taken NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow to task over his reported comments that gamers were to blame for congestion on the NBN fixed wireless network at peak times and they may be subject to lower speeds in order to fix the problem.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The president of IT workers' lobby group IT Professionals Association says the shafting of IT workers, as revealed to be happening at logistics behemoth Toll Holdings, is much more prevalent than is made public.

Published in Outsourcing
Monday, 27 November 2017 11:21

Census data shows big rise in IT salaries: ITPA

Wages for IT professionals in some categories grew by as much as 30% in the five years taken in by the 2016 census, according to ABS figures cited by the IT Professionals Association.

Published in Recruitment

The main problem with the current approach to the national broadband network is "lemonade-stand economics" — a simplistic approach that completely ignores any cost or benefits that doesn't cross NBN Co's financial ledgers — the head of an IT lobby group says.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has knocked back an FOIA request from an IT workers' lobby group about the extent to which 457 visas are used in the IT industry because "the data doesn’t exist, we can’t find it or it’s all too hard".

Published in Outsourcing

A group that represents IT professionals has criticised the Australian Government for "tinkering around the edges" with the skilled migration visa policy, which it says "is not a satisfactory response to the number of workers from overseas that are being bought in to fill low-level IT jobs in Australia".

Published in Outsourcing

Australia will use a meeting this week to try and get the co-operation of its partners in the Five Eyes alliance to "thwart" the use of encryption by terrorists.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A lobby group for IT workers has slammed the Coalition government over its proposal to introduce laws to gain access to encrypted communications, saying such moves were completely unworkable.

Published in Security

The IT Professionals Association has passed the 10,000-member mark less than a year after the former Australian Systems Administration Guild (SAGE-AU) relaunched as the ITPA.

Published in Enterprise Staff

A lobby group for Australian IT workers says that any moves by the federal government to improve the way that skilled labour is imported into the country is a positive.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 12:46

IT lobby group claims firms cheating on 457 visas

A lobby group for Australian IT workers has threatened to "name and shame" companies that it claims are exploiting the 457 visa system to bring in overseas workers at low salaries and keeping local IT graduates out.

Published in Outsourcing

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