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Huawei fears spread to New Zealand

The Australian Government's decision to ban Huawei from tendering for the National Broadband Network (NBN) has sent ripples across the Tasman, with the New Zealand Labour Party calling on its government to explain Huawei's involvement with New Zealand's ultra-fast broadband roll-out.

March 27, 2012 by

NZ Labour reveals ICT manifesto

A tax on internet use, the removal of the current "three strikes" Copyright Act, plus targets for the use of open source within government form part of a range of ICT policies announced by the opposition Labour Party in New Zealand.

October 16, 2011 by

Policy to buy local possible in NZ

The New Zealand Labour opposition has released a plan to revamp government procurement if it takes power in the next election, just days after Software Queensland called for similar changes locally.

July 21, 2011 by

Fixed labour costs could be NBN saviour

Chief executive of the National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) Mike Quigley has said he may seek to get fixed labour costs for the build of the network, in order to prevent its cost exceeding the amount forecast by the government.

May 5, 2011

MP calls for review of UK web-snoop plans

Government plans to intercept web communications need to be scrutinised, according to Labour MP Tom Watson.Watson launched an early day motion on Tuesday calling for a public consultation on the Interception Modernisation Programme (IMP), a plan to give the intelligence services and police access to all web communications.

January 14, 2011 by

Curran calls for NZ release of ACTA talks

New Zealand Labour MP, Clare Curran has today called on the NZ Government to reveal the text of their "secret discussion" with South Korea on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).

December 3, 2009 by

Labour MP to step down over Nasa hacker

Labour MP Andrew MacKinlay will not run at the next election after becoming disillusioned with the government over the extradition of Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon.The Times reported on Friday that MacKinlay would step down after a vote to review the UK/US extradition treaty was supported by only ten MPs.

July 27, 2009 by

Computer services industry faces uncertain times in AU

The computer services industry in Australia faces uncertain times, with the further transfer of labour-intensive activities to "highly skilled cheaper labour countries" and government reaction to "cost or service promises not being met" potentially undermining growth, an analyst claims.

May 31, 2004 by

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