Cop it sweet

Cop it sweet

Summary: Patch Monday makes its timely return and is armed with another week of stories, interviews and rumours to digest.


Patch Monday makes its timely return and is armed with another week of stories, interviews and rumours to digest.

Being discussed on Patch Monday this week, we look at movement in the Melbourne banking scene with ANZ sending 500 IT jobs to India and the NAB replacing their CIO.

Queensland's ICT industry made quite a splash at an election debate and even went so far as to launch advertisements demanding support from the Queensland government and opposition parties.

Legislation to boost NSW Police covert searching and computer hacking powers looks set to go ahead after facing almost no opposition in the lower house of the NSW Parliament earlier this week.

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On Thursday night, Senator Stephen Conroy won the Charles Todd Medal for Communicator of the Year for improving levels of customer service by working with industry, developing Australia's digital economy, working through platforms, policies, opportunities and obstacles and supporting campaigns seeking fairer outcomes for users. The Senator also stated that the proposed internet filter would be only for "refuse classification material", we asked what that actually is and the impact it could have.

We also cast our eye over the news that IE8 is set to arrive on March 20.

Topics: Government AU, Banking, Browser, Government, Security

Liam Tung

About Liam Tung

Liam Tung is an Australian business technology journalist living a few too many Swedish miles north of Stockholm for his liking. He gained a bachelors degree in economics and arts (cultural studies) at Sydney's Macquarie University, but hacked (without Norse or malicious code for that matter) his way into a career as an enterprise tech, security and telecommunications journalist with ZDNet Australia. These days Liam is a full time freelance technology journalist who writes for several publications.


Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.

Suzanne Tindal

About Suzanne Tindal

Suzanne Tindal cut her teeth at 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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  • One Suggestion

    Good show, but one suggestion, invest in more microphones. I'm unsure of names but someone sits right next to the mic and the others are a bit further back, when the discussion is between those in the back you have to turn it up to hear it clearly, then the person closest to the mic speaks and it nearly blows my car speakers away !!!