Articles about Government : AU
The New South Wales Electoral Commission has scrambled to patch security flaws in the electronic voting system that could lead to compromised votes, just one week out from the state election.
It's a scared new world, where all Australians are tracked for two years on the off chance that they turn bad.
The ATO is planning to retire its e-tax application by tax time 2016, and broaden the functionality of its newer online myTax return lodgement system as part of its Reinventing the ATO Blueprint released on Thursday.
Liberal senators on the NBN committee have claimed that the committee is an abuse of power used to bully NBN Co executives, and have called for the committee to be dissolved.
ASIC has released a report calling for greater collaboration between the private sector and government in order help bolster the industry's resilience against online attacks.
The Australian government's controversial mandatory data-retention legislation has passed the House of Representatives with the support of the Labor party.
Parliamentary Secretary for Communications Paul Fletcher has appointed ex-Australian Federal Police agent Alastair MacGibbon as the first e-safety commissioner.
Under amendments to Australia's upcoming data-retention laws, the location of a communication will be kept for a period of two years.
Exemptions for technology researchers from laws that could see them jailed for sending certain information overseas have been extended in parliament.
The Australian government will introduce legislation forcing ISPs to block websites sharing illicit TV shows, films, and music next week.
Forget the distraction about journalists and warrants. Government spin and opposition incompetence have just gone off the scale.
Nearly nine months since signing a strategic agreement with Australia Post, Westpac customers will now have the choice to access their statements online through MyPost Digital Mailbox.
Contrary to the claims of Australia's Attorney-General George Brandis, telcos will be required to store information that they don't currently store as part of mandatory data-retention legislation, Telstra's chief information security officer Mike Burgess has said.
The Western Australian government is appointing its first CIO as part of a AU$25 million ICT Renewal and Reform Fund aimed at reducing the state's IT spend, which is estimated to be around AU$1 billion annually.
The deal between the Coalition government and the Labor opposition that would see law-enforcement agencies requiring a warrant to access journalists' metadata is unnecessary, Australia's chief law officer has said.
Today Australians took to the streets in Sydney to support Wikileaks and freedom of speech, as well as to protest the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
The CSIRO and National ICT Australia in conjunction with the New South Wales Government yesterday launched a new multimillion-dollar broadband research lab in Marsfield designed to develop applications for the National Broadband Network.
The University of Michigan has emerged as the victor from the finals of the Multi-Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge (MAGIC) held last week.
Fibre-optic backbone specialist Nextgen Networks has installed over 8000km of its own fibre across Australia, but its current role as prime contractor for the government's 6000km Regional Backbone Blackspots Program (RBBP) has given it a high profile in the National Broadband Network (NBN) roll-out, especially now that the provider has reached its halfway point.
We took a trip down to Ingleburn to Australia's largest media broadcast facility, MediaHub. ZDNet Australia had a chat with its chief, Andrew Hogg, and dived behind the lines to have a peek at its server-heavy backline.
An Australian team has recently demonstrated its robotics "wizardry" by advancing to the grand finals of an international land warfare robot competition to be held in South Australia in November.
Western Australia is the next stop for NBN Co and Nextgen Network's backhaul roll-out, as the companies continue their mission to eliminate broadband holes around Australia.
In the lead-up to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's July date for switching on National Broadband Network (NBN) services in the first Tasmanian homes, ZDNet Australia has obtained some photographs of the roll-out taking place in Scottsdale, Tasmania.
iiNet today announced the "powering up" of its new Western Australian datacentre, with enough racks to make a butcher jealous.
Victorian Premier John Brumby today officially inaugurated Wipro's new South Melbourne offices.
On Wednesday, NBN Co and Nextgen Networks commenced the first leg of the government's backhaul roll-out, which will battle Australia's connectivity blackspots.
Telstra has not been separated and construction of the NBN on the mainland is still in the pipeline, but today saw Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd kick off a conference that was designed to help Australia understand how 100 megabits per second broadband can be used.
IBM has opened a new IT Services Centre located in The University of Ballarat's Technology Park, the centre is expected to create 300 jobs.
Sydney's first ever Media140 conference, held at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) studios, drew around 300 academics, journalists and media enthusiasts to discuss the benefits and risks that professionals face in using open social networks, such as Twitter.
The publicly-funded research body National ICT Australia (NICTA) held its annual showcase of technology yesterday. On show was technology ranging from bionic eyes to a mathematically-proven operating system kernel.
Following the internet blackout in Egypt over the last week, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy this morning said that he didn't think the Australian Government had the power to pass a law to make internet service providers cut off the internet.
Billionaire retailer Gerry Harvey yesterday said that the debate about foreign retailers not being forced to collect GST on some Australian purchases had been misconstrued as a battle between the internet and companies like his own Harvey Norman empire.
Telstra's wireless service is for Australian road warriors who don't mind paying big bucks for maximum mobility.According to the Telstra, its existing CDMA network covers about one-fifth of the Australian landmass and over 98 percent of the population.
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