A proposal by the government to cut Australia's R&D tax offset rate by 1.5 percent has been defeated in the Senate, with the Labor opposition calling the move a win for innovation among local small and medium-sized enterprises.
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If mandatory data-retention legislation is truly vital for the safety and security of Australians, then why isn't the government taking the time to get it right?
The Chinese government has introduced new rules that require foreign tech companies to turn over source code, submit to audits, and build back doors into hardware and software.
After last year's hacks and cyberattacks, the U.S. government now supports controversial legislation that indemnifies tech companies from sharing private user data.
Australian software provider and local government specialist is named as preferred vendor subject to contract negotiations.
Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has refused to release the PricewaterhouseCoopers report prepared for the government on the cost of the industry for the Australian government's mandatory data-retention legislation.
The Australian Senate committee for the scrutiny of Bills has slammed the government's decision to leave the data set out of mandatory data-retention legislation.
The avoidable deaths of 29 men in a mine explosion in New Zealand has focused government and agencies on improving workplace safety — and analytics software is about to play a key role.
Senate passes broad bill which criminalises child pornography, cyberstalking, identity theft, and hacking government computers.
The Attorney-General's Department has admitted that proposed mandatory data retention legislation may be used for far more than what the government has claimed it will be required for.
While on the one hand, the Australian government is claiming that security agencies will not get access to any new data under mandatory data retention, Attorney-General George Brandis has claimed that the legislation is required because there aren't any existing metadata laws.
Labor has called on the Australian government to release the exposure draft for legislation forcing telecommunications companies to keep customer data for two years.
The Australian government expects its new counter-terrorism laws to pass in parliament after accepting all of the recommendations made by a committee looking into the new legislation.
The Australian Greens party is aiming to smoke the Labor senators out on mandatory data retention and secure enough votes to ensure that the planned legislation cannot pass the Senate.
The Chinese government is cracking down on Instagram, fearing dissidents and food porn. Europe is once again telling Google how it feels, and the FBI is releasing software. Plus more gov news 'round the globe.
Labor senators voted with government senators to defeat Greens and cross-bench attempts to limit ASIO's new expansive powers to spy on all Australian internet users, as the legislation passed the Senate overnight.
The NSW government has followed Victoria’s lead, signing a deal with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to obtain exclusive rights to the .sydney top-level domain.
The Australian government announced that it has embarked on the hunt for a children's e-safety commissioner as it prepares new legislation aimed at enhancing online safety for children and cracking down on online bullying.
New Zealand Treasury's Debt Management Office is a risk-management agency, but for years it relied on a risky IT environment.
Delaware-based Diligent Board Member Services will pay NZ$100,000 plus costs after public censure by the New Zealand Stock Exchange's regulator.
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