The federal Labor Party has offered subsidies on electric vehicles, cutting import taxes and fringe-benefit taxes on all non-luxury vehicles that cost below $77,500. The Victorian Labor Party, meanwhile, has announced an annual tax of about $300 on EVs.
The chief executive of a British security firm has criticised the American firm FireEye — which had its Red Team tools stolen by an unknown adversary recently — of using fancy terms in its advisory about the attack in order to hide its own failings.
It's beginning to look like the Federal Government should avoid anything to do with technology following the revelation on Thursday that $70 million of taxpayers' money was spent on the COVIDSafe app – and only 17 cases were detected through its use.
A full-fibre national broadband network would have cost much more, possibly as much as an extra $40 billion, but it will have to be built some time as it is the only technology that can do the heavy lifting Australia will need into the future, the head of a small ISP claims.
Whenever a prime minister departs for good, there is talk of his or her legacy. And this time it is no different; in the case of Malcolm Turnbull, who was scythed down last week by right-wing ideologues in his own party, that talk has already begun. But Turnbull has little to show on the tech front, even though he has often been lauded as a politician who "gets tech".
When Bill Morrow took over as head of the NBN Co, the company tasked with building the national broadband network, he was fully aware with what he had to contend.
A prominent network expert and frequent commentator on the national broadband network has described NBN Co's half-yearly results as a "train wreck" and said that there is nothing that can be done to get the company back on the rails.
The decision to create a national facial recognition database system in Australia is a giant step by the Labor and Liberal parties down an Orwellian path of Big Brother surveillance and ultimately towards a surveillance and police state, Greens Justice spokesperson Senator Nick McKim claims.
They have made a mess of a vital national infrastructure project but one can't help having pity for the poor staff at the NBN Co to some extent. Week in and week out, they have to come up with something or the other to distract the attention of the public from the mess that they have created.
Politicians excel at dog-whistling. Given that, it is surprising that people are now expressing surprise at the mess that NBN has become, given the clear signals that the Coalition provided well before it was voted into office.
COMMENT When companies see taxpayers' money on offer, when they hear speeches liberally laced with words like "innovation", "agile", and "seamless", they do everything but burst into song in public.
The chief of one of Australia’s leading ICT recruitment firms has joined the chorus of industry and business leaders hailing the prospects for the growth of an innovative, digital economy under the leadership of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
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.
Talks today between the federal government and business leaders have set in train initiatives to strengthen measures to combat cybersecurity threats across Australia.
NBN Co, which is nbn these days, has added over 200,000 ‘homes and businesses’ to the nbn NBN network - only 6.8 million to go!
It is an indication of the level of craven cowardice within Labor Party ranks that members of what is supposed to be the Opposition are congratulating themselves on backing the Coalition government's data retention bill that Prime Minister Toby Abbott is seeking to rush through Parliament this week.
Australia's Opposition Labor Party has been given a get out of jail free card by the Government in relation to the proposed data retention bill: we'll make exceptions for journalists, if you vote for it.
An uneasy compromise between the Government and the Opposition on protecting journalist’s sources may see the data retention Bill pass quickly.
Vodafone has announced ‘a boost for Australian jobs and Australian customer service’ with its new customer care centre officially opened in Hobart this morning.
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