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Every year, on International Women's Day, there is a spate of articles about how good it is to have women in various professions and the extent of their contribution to various industries. The next day everything is back to normal: the men dominate the coverage.

Published in Open Sauce

The president of the Australian Computer Society, Yohan Ramasundara, has said the Federal Government needs to take cyber security more seriously, claiming that it was seen as a "boutique issue" that was very often out-sourced or delegated to "a couple of techies in a backroom".

Published in Security

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says a sophisticated state actor was behind the breach of the Parliament network that was announced on 8 February, but stopped short of naming any country as being responsible.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 15:08

Abbott cuts Nationals out of broadband role

Tony Abbott has consigned the party of regional Australia - The Nationals - to the sidelines for the Coalition's negotiations with three rural independent MPs on forming Government, effectively cutting them out of any discussion on broadband in the bush.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 09 August 2010 02:56

Abbott launch snubs tech sector entirely

The Australian tech sector awoke this morning bathed in the warmth of Coalition love after leader Tony Abbott unveiled ambitious communications and IT programs to underpin economic strength, productivity growth and wealth creation for generations to come'¦ No wait, hang on. That's not right.

Published in The Big House
Sunday, 09 May 2010 23:07

The Nats are crazy and wrong on the NBN

A year is forever in politics. So six months must be a very long time indeed. In that time the Coalition's fortunes have shifted dramatically - from a facing a humiliating rout at the next election to being in the hunt.

Published in The Big House
Thursday, 11 March 2010 14:08

Senate numbers against Conroy on Telstra Bill

The Rudd Government's long-held plan to structurally reform the telecommunication sector is in jeopardy, with the legislative package likely to be narrowly rejected by the Senate.
Published in Technology Regulation
Sunday, 01 November 2009 17:27

Coalition should get out of the way: Tanner

The Coalition had 11 years to fix competition problems in telecommunications and did nothing, and should now get out of the way and let Government reform the sector, Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner said.

Published in Government Tech Policy
The Government's telecommunications reform legislation remains listed for business in the Senate on Wednesday. It passed through the House last week.

Published in The Big House
Friday, 23 October 2009 13:36

Nationals howling at the moon on Telstra reform

The Rudd Government's telecommunications reform package passed through the House today, and will be debated in the Senate next week in what is shaping to the most important the industry has seen in a generation.

Published in The Big House
Industry groups have attacked Coalition plans to delay regulatory reform legislation for the communications sector as ludicrous and damaging, and have accused the Nationals of selling out the interests of regional Australians.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 20 October 2009 11:48

Coalition formalises Telstra reform delay plan

The Coalition has confirmed it will seek a deferrment of Stephen Conroy's telecommunications reform legislation until next year, after its joint party room and the shadow Cabinet endorsed the plan.

Published in Government Tech Policy




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