Discussions of how information technology is changing Australia's public sector. We also look at technology implementations and migrations at various levels of government.
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The new Australian government has had a draft discussion paper prepared on the controversial Section 313 powers granted to government agencies to force ISPs to block websites, but it has not acted on it since the election.
Australia's new broadband strategy is designed to look cheaper than the much-delayed fibre rollout, but it won't fix the decades of neglect that relegated us to the back of the pack.
Klikon Solutions claims 100 percent ownership and will honour existing contracts.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics is searching for an IT provider to evaluate its planned IT system for the government's first digital Census.
Coming from a history of nepotism and overpaid contractors, three IT industry experts have been appointed to Victoria's IT services provider to turn things around.
A new Twitter feature will allow emergency services to deliver real-time warnings to smartphones during bushfires and other emergencies.
The Coalition is stealing easy runs with a fibre-to-the-basement (FttB) approach to delivering broadband to multi dwelling units (MDUs) that Labor could and should have implemented long ago.
Group-buying website Scoopon has been fined AU$1 million by the Australian Federal Court for misleading both consumers and businesses.
In a bid to 'repair the Budget', the federal government has redirected funding from research projects in what it calls 'good news for Australia'.
NBN Co will not be guaranteeing 25Mbps download speeds, according to NBN Co executive chairman Ziggy Switkowski, because NBN guarantees have 'lost their currency'.
Proposed changes to Australia's R&D tax credit and early stage investment programs have been dismissed, leaving the startup industry without a break.
It's never a dull week watching and mocking the shenanigans of governments worldwide. This week is no different, except there's more NSA, a little nostalgia for 2013, and, well, porn. So pretty much same ol' same ol'.
Fibre-to-the-basement trials in Melbourne have produced download speeds of 108Mbps, according to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Telstra and Optus' existing HFC networks will be crucial for the Coalition to even meet less than half of its 25Mbps promise in 2016, and despite the criticism of the proposal, NBN Co board member Simon Hackett has said that HFC still has a lot to offer.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has appointed Labor critic Henry Ergas to the independent expert panel to conduct a cost-benefit analysis into broadband and NBN regulation.