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Consumer advocacy group CHOICE has delivered a harsh rebuke to the two major political parties for uniting to support the Internet filter Bill, accusing them of opposing ‘online competition’.

Published in Security

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) wants to see bi-partisan cooperation between political parties on initiatives to bring a greater focus to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies in the education system.

Published in Education
Thursday, 08 May 2014 11:34

NSA director praises Australia's Huawei ban

Australia made a "tremendous" decision to block Chinese owned telecommunications provider Huawei from competing for work on the NBN, according to a former NSA director.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 16:33

NBN Co in big time bush blowout

Australia's mixed technology National Broadband Network is rolling out further to the bush, but at a price – The Government will give NBN Co an extra $1.4 billion.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

File sharing sites like the Pirate Bay may become more difficult to access within Australia as early as this year. Prime Minister Tony Abbott's Federal Cabinet will be looking at two proposals to crack down on online piracy, possibly this week.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Tasmanian Liberal leader Will Hodgman has committed a Mitt Romney-style election gaffe, after allegedly telling a colleague the lack of a FTTP NBN in Tasmania could cost him the election.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 06 February 2014 22:40

Stop Tony Meow with new Chrome extension

The Australian political discourse has suddenly become a whole lot more catty, with a new extension for Chrome popping up that allows users to replace Tony Abbott with a cat.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 03 February 2014 11:33

Tony Abbott banned from YouTube

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has come under a lot of pressure for backtracking on his election promises, and video sharing site YouTube seems to agree, taking down one of his videos over the weekend for "deceptive content."

Published in Government Tech Policy

The election win by the Coalition has increased business confidence and re-activated hiring programs in the private sector, but the new found-optimism doesn’t appear to have extended to the government sector, according to newly published research.

Published in Recruitment
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 21:44

Turnbull agrees to release NBN review

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed he intends to release a copy of the NBN strategic review, though it's expected to be heavily redacted.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:03

WA government to crack down on drink drivers

Drink drivers beware - the WA government has announced plans to force repeat offenders fit breath-testing immobilisers to their cars.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 21 October 2013 13:39

NBN Co turning into Telstra reunion?

New NBN Co head honcho Ziggy Switkowski has roped into some old mates to help with the infrastructure project, once described by Tony Abbott as "the biggest white elephant this country has ever seen."

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 03 October 2013 15:57

Ziggy's the man for new-look NBN Co

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the first instalment of the new look NBN Co, with the board to be chaired by former Telstra CEO Ziggy Switkowski.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 13:00

Journalist chasing Turnbull's little blue book

Malcolm Turnbull's 'blue book' - his full briefing on the communications portfolio - could soon be in the public arena thanks to a new crowdfunding campaign.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 12:18

Lundy lashes out at Coalition tech policy

The former Minister Assisting for the Digital Economy Kate Lundy has slammed Tony Abbott's technology portfolio, describing it as a "retrograde step" after he cut the scope of the government's communications ministry.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 12 September 2013 15:49

Liberal voter leads charge to keep NBN on fibre

An online petition calling on the incoming Federal Government to reconsider their preference for a FTTN NBN has attracted nearly 200,000 signatures.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 05 September 2013 17:02

Coalition in embarrassing backflip on Internet filter

The Coalition has dropped a policy bombshell on the eve of the election, announcing it will implement an opt-out Internet filter if it wins government. Then within hours the leader of the Opposition and the Shadow Broadband Minister hastily retracted the proposed policy.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 15:55

Households $3800 a year better off under NBN

New research is showing the Government's NBN plan could save households thousands of dollars by 2020 through better productivity, cheaper communication and reduced travel costs.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 15:08

Social media shows Aussies passionate about election

Some might think this election's been a bore but social media users disagree, lighting up Facebook and Twitter with Rudd and Abbott banter.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 02 September 2013 12:37

Coalition launches ICT policy

The Coalition today released its national ICT plan, ahead of the election it is widely expected to win on 7 September.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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