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AusCERT 2009: Photo gallery

AusCERT 2009: Photo gallery

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.

published May 19, 2009 by

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ATUG awards night: Party photos

ATUG awards night: Party photos

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.

published March 12, 2009 by

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Photos: NICTA robot plays the clarinet

Photos: NICTA robot plays the clarinet

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.

published July 20, 2008 by

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Photos: Aussie research speeds traffic, finds crims

Photos: Aussie research speeds traffic, finds crims

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.

published May 6, 2008 by

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Photos: Australian broadband coverage

Photos: Australian broadband coverage

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.

published June 26, 2007 by

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Video: IIA on iiTrial judgement

Internet Industry Association CEO Peter Coroneos spoke in a doorstop in front of the Federal Court about what the internet industry thought about iiNet's win against the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft.

published February 3, 2010 by

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Changing the Change Program's agenda

What happens when you change the agenda of the ATO's Change Program, or program in some changes to the Agenda? Or which way actually is it? Not to mention whether there will be any change left in the budget after the program's agenda has changed.

published November 3, 2009 by

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Minchin would bring back OPEL

If the Coalition were back in power today it would bring back the $950 million rural broadband network plans which Communications Minister Stephen Conroy cancelled, Shadow Minister Nick Minchin said in a video interview with ZDNet.com.au last week.

published March 8, 2009 by

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Customs: Murray Harrison, CIO

Australian Customs CIO Murray Harrison dislikes SLAs and runs away if a vendor talks to him about innovation. In this interview, he also explains why getting excited about gadgets can be dangerous and talks about how Customs' outsourcing strategy has evolved.

published July 16, 2008 by

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