The Australian Department of Parliamentary Services expects its Apple-like one-stop IT shop to be open for MPs in Parliament House after the September federal election.
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The European Commission has admitted for the first time that the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, will probably be defeated in Europe.The failure of ACTA to be voted through in the EU is indeed likely, as the leader of the trade committee that has been scrutinising it has advised the European Parliament to reject it in June.
The U.K. Parliament will spend upwards of $700,000 on iPads for elected politicians. But the additional charges, from apps to data, may end up costing the British public even more.
The Pirate Bay is urging its users to "stand united" by writing to members of parliament and internet service providers to protest the blocking of the website by five UK ISPs.The Pirate Bay is urging its UK users to protest the ISP block with their MPs.
India's lower house of Parliament is giving MPs 50,000 rupees (US$970) to buy tablet devices to save paper and improve their tech literacy, reports note.
The BBC should have opened up its aborted Digital Media Initiative contract to companies other than Siemens, the Public Accounts Committee has found
In the second reading of his National Broadband Network (NBN) Transparency Bill in Parliament this morning, Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull alleged that Communications Minister Stephen Conroy told independent MPs it would be unlikely that the Productivity Commission would give the NBN a tick of approval.
The privacy watchdog has said that MPs have misunderstood the action it has taken over Google Street View's data collection, after being criticised in Parliament
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has said he will be "pragmatic" in broadband policy negotiations with the three regional independent MPs who will determine which major party forms a minority government in what looks to be a hung parliament.
The British Library, the Royal National Institute for the Blind and the open rights movement tell U.K. Members of Parliament (MPs) how DRM makes life harder.
'I can work at Caffè Nero but not here'
The coalition has ruled out mandating the use of open source software in the federal government, saying such a move would stretch the industry's resources to the point that the risk of a high-profile project failure would be "unacceptably high".Christopher Pearce, the Liberal member of parliament for Aston, made the remarks to the AUUG conference in Melbourne last week on behalf of the federal Minister for Information Technology, Communications and the Arts, Helen Coonan.
Thursday 19/04/2001Democracy's a splendid idea, if only you could vote for the people you wanted. We have a particularly schizophrenic system, where party loyalty is absolute within Parliament but the MPs are nominally elected on a personal basis.
As MPs prepare to return to Parliament later this month, one of the pressing issues facing legislators is how to increase consumer confidence in ecommerce in the light of recent security scares.
The Internet Industry Association has urged the federal government not to slam a total ban on online gambling services in Australia, following failure of the Internet Gambling (Moratorium) Bill 2000 in parliament yesterday.
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