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 government body charged with investigating police corruption in Australia revealed today that it was under no obligation to destroy telecommunications data once it has been obtained for investigative purposes.
NBN Co boss, Bill Morrow, has said that he would consider the option of outsourcing call centres and back office jobs to low-cost locations in a bid to cut back on costs for the company, according to a report.
Transport for NSW will invest more than AU$3 million in new technology in an aim to reduce truck driver fatalities.
NSW Minister for Finance and Services Andrew Constance has been promoted to the position of NSW treasurer in a cabinet reshuffle following the resignation of Barry O'Farrell and the installation of new NSW Premier Mike Baird.
The ease of government access to individuals’ telecommunications metadata was under the microscope today at the first day of public hearings on the revision of the Telecommunications Act.
NBN Co is becoming a parody of itself as new CEO Bill Morrow strongarms would-be competitors and a multi billion dollar organisation justifies a 180-degree policy turnaround on the back of a single, non-representative speed test.
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NBN Co has said that its 105Mbps download speed achieved in a fibre-to-the-node trial was based on a single test, and has suggested TPG should be taxed for its proposed fibre to the building plans.
A serious security flaw affected internet users everywhere, but the Australian government did nothing to help SME and home users understand what was happening.
There will be no changes to proposed anti-cyber bullying legislation, despite a strong campaign to get the Australian government to include adults as part of the legislation following the death of TV personality Charlotte Dawson.
NBN Co is now only expecting to roll out fibre to 20 percent of Australia premises, down from the 22 percent in the Coalition's 2013 election policy.
Internet security is top of the agenda in the development of a new framework for Australia's national security and technology policy.
NBN Co could ultimately end up paying Telstra AU$98 billion over the next 55 years in lease payments for ducts, dark fibre and other telecommunications infrastructure, according to a report.
A reported plan to cut Australia's chief scientific research organisation by AU$150 million has been labelled as a travesty by shadow minister assisting the leader on science, Kim Carr.
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