Australia's Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has been talking up what she sees as the country's independence – after obeying a summons from the US to visit Washington for talks.
The Australian Government has signed a treaty with the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, reaffirming an ongoing commitment by both countries to collaborate on space exploration.
The Australian government's announcement last week that it had decided to charge GST on all online purchases from abroad seems, at first look, like a very bold decision.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has given a further signal that Australian will soon be paying GST on goods and services purchased online from overseas.
With corporate tax minimisation in the news, the Government is considering ways to claw back at least some money from easy targets. And it is taking us for fools in the process.
Tyro Payments CEO Jost Stollmann claims low income Aussies are paying up to $500 million a year in unnecessary credit and debit card fees to subside richer Australians due to what he says are “hidden billing practices” of the largest banks.
Government sector IT staff will consider changing their jobs if they are affected by cuts in agency and departmental budgets expected to be announced in tonight’s federal budget, according to one major ICT recruitment firm.
The Internet tax will not happen soon, but it may still happen.
Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey's careless comments about the supposed 'superiority' of LTE wireless over FTTH have put a blowtorch to the ever-smouldering debate about fibre v wireless. So let's get this straight: every wireless service is a bit of wireless on the end of fixed network that will increasingly be fibre.
With the Greens and Coalition having said they will kill Labor's proposed mandatory internet filter - regardless of Saturday's poll - simple Senate mathematics tells you the controversial plan is destined to whither and fade to a distant memory.
Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey says the Coalition would dump the Government's controversial mandatory internet filter plan and instead revert to the Howard Government policy of making free end-user filters available to parents.
Coalition heavies Joe Hockey and Andrew Robb have mugged the Government's two flagship information technology projects as part of Opposition plans to cut $47 billion from federal spending if it is elected later this year.
Government is considering another round of public consultation on its controversial internet filter plans, this time to fine tune the transparency and accountability measures attached the complaints-based blacklist scheme.
Electronic Frontiers Australia has welcomed remarks made by Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey concerning proposed mandatory Internet filtering.
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