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Displaying items by tag: Kim Carr

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 17:54

Carr told 'carpe diem' on cloud computing

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.

Published in Cloud Computing
Friday, 18 November 2011 13:21

New flight simulator set to take off

More realistic, safer and less expensive flight simulation is now available for training commercial, fighter and helicopter pilots with new technology announced today by Federal Minister for Innovation Kim Carr.

Published in Development
Monday, 07 November 2011 15:18

NICTA start-up cuddles Moshi Monsters deal

Tiny Aussie start-up Scalify will run a commercial trial of its multi-player game technology developed at NICTA with giant UK-based Moshi Monsters - a kiddies virual environment and online game with more than 50 million users worldwide.

Published in Development
Friday, 14 October 2011 15:24

IBM opens R&D lab in Melbourne

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.

Published in Development
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 14:51

CA Labs and RMIT join together to fight crime

CA Labs today announced it will work in collaboration with RMIT University on a project to protect both industry and government bodies from potential damage due to malicious acts by employees.

Published in Security
Friday, 05 November 2010 17:39

Govt tips another $80m in VC into tech

An additional pool of $80 million in venture capital has been created through the Innovation Investment Fund, with information technology and new media companies likely beneficiaries.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 04 November 2010 18:29

Aussie software in a billion mobiles

Software from Australia's Open Kernel Labs has been deployed in more than one billion mobile handsets.

Published in Development
Thursday, 14 October 2010 21:55

NICTA's Skellern to make way for robotics guru

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 24 September 2010 07:40

Aussie R&D spending jumps 13 per cent

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 15 September 2010 22:29

NBN will put economy online: NICTA

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.


Published in Technology Regulation

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has delivered the broadest hint yet that a Gillard Government will if re-elected consolidate Government information technology-related activities within a single portfolio.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 20 July 2010 12:26

Election 2010: Where is the Big Australian?

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.

Published in The Big House
Monday, 19 July 2010 23:41

Neville Stevens to head CRC oversight

Industry development policy for the tech sector seems to make a pilgrimage into the sunlight once every three years in a carefully choreographed dance with the electoral cycle.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 07 July 2010 17:29

Nanotechnology centre opens in Melbourne

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 24 June 2010 01:56

Kevin07 to Julia10? What it means for tech

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.

Published in The Big House
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 20:31

More blah blah blah: IT Advocate announced

The problems small and medium sized Australian companies face in winning Commonwealth IT contracts are as perennial as the grass. Two and a half years into a three year term and the Rudd Government solution is the appointment of a "respected industry figure" to "provide leadership."
Published in Government Tech Policy
Saturday, 27 February 2010 02:05

Australia strengthens its venture into space

The Australian Space Research Program announced that it has launched four space-based programs involving Living Space Laboratories, Scramjets, Antarctic Broadband, and Space and Earth Technologies.

Published in Space

Today's announcement by Minister Kim Carr of the first national science communication report paints a relatively poor picture of science education in Australia.

Published in Education
The Commonwealth has tipped $26 million into a new supercomputer project at the Australian National University that could ultimately be used to crank through the massive volumes of data generated by the Square Kilometre Array project.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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