A Senate panel chaired by Tasmanian Labor Senator Helen Polley has said it considers the proposed authorisation of coercive search powers for the Australian Federal Police and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission in a current bill — the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2020 — could unduly trespass on personal rights and liberties.
A high level advisory committee to the Federal Government has called for immediate action to exploit what it says is a window of opportunity for Australia to be a global leader in the creation and adoption of Cloud computing innovation.
IBM today formally opened IBM Research and Development - Australia in Melbourne today. The laboratory is part of IBM's 'smarter planet' initiative, and iTWire spoke to one of the researchers.
Software from Australia's Open Kernel Labs has been deployed in more than one billion mobile handsets.
There is to be a passing of the torch at Australia's peak ICT research agency NICTA, with long serving chief executive David Skellern to retire early next year.
Business investment in research and development jumped 13 per cent in 2008-09 to $16.9 billion, continuing a strong five-year run of growth, according to just-released numbers from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The advantage of the National Broadband Network in the debate on broadband had less to do with speed and more to do with its ubiquitous roll-out, according to David Skellern, the head of Australia's peak ICT research agency, NICTA.
The National Broadband Network is the biggest industry development program ever undertaken in this country. Let's hope it works, because it's a huge chunk of change to throw at faster movie downloads.
Victoria looks set to become Australia's nanotechnology centre of expertise, with the Federal Government opening a $63 million Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, as the core research lab within the Australian National Fabrication Facility.
The generational change that saw Kevin Rudd swept to power in 2007 brought with it great expectations from a local technology sector which had struggled for a decade to convince John Howard that the industry deserved a bigger priority profile in national affairs.
Today's announcement by Minister Kim Carr of the first national science communication report paints a relatively poor picture of science education in Australia.
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