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Displaying items by tag: Joe Hockey

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.

Published in Space
Monday, 24 August 2015 12:27

Online GST move seems like a curve ball

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.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 20 July 2015 05:54

Hockey moves closer to online taxes

Treasurer Joe Hockey has given a further signal that Australian will soon be paying GST on goods and services purchased online from overseas.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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.

Published in C Level

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.

Published in Market

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.

Published in People Moves
Thursday, 28 November 2013 06:37

Consensus, but no agreement, on ‘Internet tax’

The Internet tax will not happen soon, but it may still happen.

Published in Technology Regulation
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Friday, 15 June 2012 14:42

The future is wireless...with lots of fibre

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.

Published in Cornered!
Wednesday, 18 August 2010 01:43

Conroy: Too early for filter last rites

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 06 August 2010 09:19

Coalition to block internet filter: Hockey

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.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 18:21

Hockey sharpens axe for NBN and e-health

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Sunday, 09 May 2010 10:18

The NBN is a risky technology punt: Hockey

Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey has confirmed the Coalition will halt the $43 billion National Broadband Network project in its tracks if it is elected later this year, saying Kevin Rudd is risking massive expenditure on a "technology punt."

Published in Technology Regulation

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.

Published in The Big House
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 15:27

Ambassador pushes US filter opposition

The Obama Administration would continue to lean on the Australian Government to abandon its plans to introduce its proposed internet filter, the United States Ambassador to Australia Jeff Bleich says.

Published in Technology Regulation
Friday, 12 March 2010 15:33

EFA welcomes Hockey stance on Internet filter

Electronic Frontiers Australia has welcomed remarks made by Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey concerning proposed mandatory Internet filtering.

Published in Government Tech Policy
The Rudd Government's internet filtering plans are unworkable, and the scheme would "perniciously" create an infrastructure to allow censorship to be applied more broadly in future, shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey has told the Grattan Institute.
Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 10 September 2009 16:12

Joe Hockey is a Gen-Y TwitterHead! Is that privileged?

With shadow treasurer Joe Hockey doing his best to impersonate a Gen-Y TwitterHead during Question Time in the past couple of days – all slouch and no eye contact – its as good a time as any to look at social media policy.

Published in The Big House

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