Suzanne Tindal

Suzanne Tindal cut her teeth at ZDNet.com.au as the site's telecommunications reporter, a role that saw her break some of the biggest stories associated with the National Broadband Network process. She then turned her attention to all matters in government and corporate ICT circles. Now she's taking on the whole gamut as news editor for the site.

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Think before you tax online, govt

Think before you tax online, govt

If the government gives in to a campaign by retailers to lower the threshold for GST without carefully considering the results of an inquiry by the Productivity Commission into the matter, I'd be very unimpressed.

published January 3, 2011 by

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Does govt openness meet its needs?

Does govt openness meet its needs?

Reading about Google's lawsuit against the US Government this week for writing a tender with requirements that only a Microsoft product could meet, I wondered if we are sacrificing giving the government what it needs in our push to give everyone a slice of government pie.

published November 4, 2010 by

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iiNet shows how not to do social

iiNet shows how not to do social

I don't mind waiting for an internet connection, as I realise there can be screw-ups. However, I do expect regular updates if there are problems, which is where iiNet went horribly wrong in the saga that has led to me being without internet for almost three weeks.

published October 31, 2010 by

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The Twitter conspiracy

The Twitter conspiracy

The challenge that Government 2.0 faces to become a reality became obvious this week in Senate Estimates, as Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi took Australian Government Information Management Office first assistant secretary John Sheridan to task for letting Finance Department staff loose on Twitter.

published October 21, 2010 by

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Porn jokes are great, data retention is not

Porn jokes are great, data retention is not

The latest scandal about the NSW Government disgusts me. It doesn't disgust me that someone was using public resources to look (or not look) at porn, but rather because that technology was used in exactly the way most citizens don't want it used.

published September 2, 2010 by

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The election seems a tech la-la land

The election seems a tech la-la land

We might all wish that tech policies would take centre stage in this election, especially with such polarised views between the main parties about the National Broadband Network and e-health, but the truth is that tech will never be the main game.

published July 19, 2010 by

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Putting my Kindle where my mouth is

Putting my Kindle where my mouth is

I hope Kim Carr's Book Industry Strategy Group gets a move on with its goal of dragging the Australian publishing industry into the 21st century, because today I decided I am never going to buy another printed book, which means I will buy very few Australian ones.

published July 4, 2010 by

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