Articles about Government : AU
After months of uncertainty, the Australian government has committed AU$250 million to help bail the Australian Bureau of Statistics out of its legacy IT woes.
Australia's opposition party has proposed formally adopting a two-stage rollout of the National Broadband Network with fibre to the premises returning should Labor be elected to federal government.
Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that the federal government will offer state and local governments the use of its myGov portal for free, as it works to ramp up public and private collaboration with its Digital Transformation Office.
Victoria's state Budget for 2015-16 has confirmed the new Labor government's move to pump AU$60 million into establishing a startup initiative, as it moves to prepare the state's workforce for an increasingly knowledge-based economy.
Governments in Australia need to get over their knee-jerk reactions to emerging tech startups such as Uber and Airbnb if they want the country's economy to thrive, according to NSW Minister for Finance, Services, and Property Development Dominic Perrottet.
Australian Information Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim is encouraging organisations to embed sound privacy practice into their operations with the release of a new privacy management framework.
Telstra is challenging a ruling by Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim requiring the telco to hand over volumes of metadata to a journalist who requested it.
The Australian Department of Agriculture is replacing its fleet of desktops with HP Minis running Windows 8, as the company also undertakes an HP tablet deployment.
The Australian Taxation Office has reportedly handed a new methodology for calculating the amount of tax that multinationals should pay to the Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance.
Rights holders and their advocates have argued that while the site-blocking legislation won't stop piracy, it will send a message to Australians illicitly downloading with 'arrogant impunity'.
Amid ongoing scrutiny from the ATO, Google Australia has revealed that it upped its tax expense substantially in 2014, paying AU$9.4 million, or 16 percent, of its pre-tax profit for the year.
Tasmania Police will soon go to tender to replace its first fleet of Acer Iconia tablets issued to over 1,000 police officers across the state.
Remote communities in Australia's Northern Territory are set to get better telecommunications coverage, with the territory's 2015-16 Budget devoting AU$9 million over three years to improve mobile and broadband services in partnership with Telstra.
The Australian competition watchdog has welcomed an enforced undertaking from gaming giant EA to provide refunds to customers downloading games on the Origin platform.
The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection will be using IBM's Watson platform to examine useful information hidden in unstructured data sources such as news feeds and government reports.
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.
Last night digital economy stakeholders and enthusiasts turned up in droves to be at the launch of Conroy's future directions paper.
Australia's largest annual security conference, AusCERT, is underway for another year, and continues the tradition of bringing security gurus, vendors and members of government under one roof.
ACCC officials with glasses of wine, a golden medal for Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and a few faux pas: the annual awards night of the Australian Telecommunications Users Group (ATUG) had it all.
Check out our photos of copyright amendment protesters in Wellington, New Zealand, outside the country's parliament yesterday.
Protesters came together in every major city around the country on Saturday to demonstrate against the Labor Governments' proposed internet filtering scheme. We went to the Sydney protest and spoke to some of the protesters.
Panasonic unveiled its new ToughBook range in central Australia this week. This photo gallery gives you a close look at the new range, including the first Intel Atom-based ToughBook.
Yesterday workers installed six 22 tonne diesel power generators into one of Australia's largest datacentres prior to prepare it for its official opening early next year.
Australian ICT research centre NICTA has teamed up with a robotics group from the University of NSW (UNSW) to build a robot that plays the clarinet, demonstrating new applications of embedded systems.
Apple took the wraps off its first Australian store today. Here is a sneak peek of what is inside the big glass walls.
Customs has been trialling a spy plane to patrol Australia's borders, flying surveillance low and slow to get into the dirty details of shipping.
At NICTA's recent Techfest conference, researchers from National ICT Australia (NICTA) get to show off the projects they have been working on all year, including facial recognition tech designed to help catch criminals as well as better algorithms and sensors for traffic control.
Woolworths is rolling out technology that lets shoppers scan and pay for their own groceries — but the checkout girl isn't an endangered species just yet.
With a fierce battle raging over Australia's broadband future and how bush users should be connected, regulators have weighed in to produce a state of nation report into the country's communications infrastructure and how well consumers are being served by their providers.
A small team from the University of Queensland Australia successfully launches its second rocket in five days.