Articles about Australia
Technology and innovation will be at the centre of Australia's continued productivity over the next 40 years, according to the Treasury Department's latest Intergenerational Report.
Following the opening of a startup innovation centre in Queensland in 2012, Microsoft has opened its second one in Adelaide.
The parliamentary committee inquiring into the laws allowing Australian government agencies to block websites has received calls for an independent party to oversee the scheme.
Gemalto and Tapit have teamed up to enable consumers to leverage NFC technology to make 'frictionless' payments on their mobile phones, and have their transactions billed to their mobile phone.
The Australian government's proposed legislation to establish a children's e-safety commissioner in a bid to help combat online bullying has passed the Senate.
By the end of March, NBN Co will launch its fibre co-contribution and fibre-on-demand products, Senator Mitch Fifield has said.
It is too early into bitcoin's development in Australia to make changes to the tax laws around the cryptocurrency, according to the Australian Treasury Department.
Unlike last December, when the total Australian online retail sales index reached 11.9 percent year on year, the total online retail sales index for January 2015 was more subdued, due to a slowdown in domestic sales.
Following recommendations made by the financial system inquiry report, the Stone and Chalk fintech hub has been established as an effort between the public and private sectors to ensure that Australia's financial systems keep pace with emerging technology.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott wants the government's proposed mandatory data-retention scheme passed into law this week.
New Zealand telco Spark has inked a NZ$106 million conditional agreement with FlexiGroup to sell Telecom Rentals.
Telstra CEO David Thodey has said the incumbent has maintained its leadership position in mobile technology advances through risk taking, and putting its investments on the line.
Optus is exploring the use of its Cash By Optus mobile NFC payments application in wearables including smartwatches.
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.
The Australian government is taking on all 39 recommendations made by the parliamentary committee reviewing its controversial data-retention Bill.
Telstra has opened its Customer Insights Centre (CIC) in Sydney for enterprise and business clients, with the high-tech 3,600 square metre facility boasting a 300-person auditorium, a workshop, collaboration spaces, partner pop-up installations, a restaurant, and a broadcast studio.
Operating and maintaining the sensitive IT equipment in Australia's tropical far north can be a challenging undertaking, but NEC Australia has worked out a way to keep things running for some of Australia's most remote communities.
Not-for-profit organisation OLPC Australia's new program, One Education, has now distributed 20,000 computing devices to schools throughout Australia, with a celebration held last week at a school where every student and teacher has a device.
At the launch of NextDC's S1 Tier III Sydney datacentre last night, CEO Craig Scroggie confirmed uptake was already at 27 percent.
The creative software vendor shifted its operations from Chatswood to the Sydney CBD.
This instalment of the App Wrap covers Mailbox, Horizon Calendar, Carbon for Twitter, Foursquare for Business, Documents On The Go Pro, Basecamp, Queensland Tide Times, and O'Week at Uni of Adelaide.
The datacentre provider showed off the new facility with NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell attending the launch ceremony.
This week, the App Wrap looks at Dolphin Browser, CommBank Kaching, CommBank Property Guide, yourMyki, Armadale Shopping City Shopper Guide, iBulkBill, and Australian Open.
ZDNet goes behind to scenes to learn more about the tech that is used to support the Australian Open.
This week we look at the following newcomers from Apple and Google's app stores: Arrivo Sydney, Facebook Pages Manager, Fitocracy, PlayTube, PresentEasy, Python 3.4 for iOS, Share The Fare, and TrackMySpend.
This week's new apps include: Find a Lawyer, First Aid, Here Maps, Vic Hunting, Francis Bacon, Optus TV with Fetch, Quit for Two, and Great Koala Count.
Pictures from the SY3-II launch in Alexandria on November 15.
Emergency Aus, Express Plus, GoToMyPC, LivingSocial, Policelink, QR-WiFi Plugin, Splashtop 2, and ThrowMeApp.
If you think the government cannot and does not want to get its hands all over your personal data, then think again.
Appointing critics of Labor's National Broadband Network (NBN) project to the cost-benefit analysis review will result in the upcoming report stating the Coalition government's policy was correct, according to Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare.
Greens communications spokesperson Scott Ludlam believes making Foxtel-exclusive content available on other platforms is the best method to reduce copyright infringement in Australia.
Hear how Australian businesses are putting the public cloud to work.
Regions looking to emulate Silicon Valley should avoid going head-to-head with it, says Robert Scoble, Rackspace startup liaison officer.
ZDNet spoke with the printers, software, and managed services company's managing director Nick Kugenthiran about his past as a sailor and how that has helped him succeed in the IT industry.
CIOs from advertising agency STW Communications and professional services body the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) have given their views on IT priorities in their businesses.
According to the latest results of ZDNet's annual IT Priorities research, IT departments within businesses are placing greater emphasis on optimising processes for customers.
Nigerian scam victim Jill explains how she was conned out of $300,000 over a four year period.
In a sit-down interview with ZDNet, Australian Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull promised that under a Coalition government, NBN Co will be more transparent and more business-like than it is today.