Liam Tung

Liam Tung is an Australian business technology journalist living a few too many Swedish miles north of Stockholm for his liking. He gained a bachelors degree in economics and arts (cultural studies) at Sydney's Macquarie University, but hacked (without Norse or malicious code for that matter) his way into a career as an enterprise tech, security and telecommunications journalist with ZDNet Australia. These days Liam is a full time freelance technology journalist who writes for several Australian publications, including the Sydney Morning Herald online. He's interested primarily in how information technology impacts the way business and people communicate, trade, and consume.

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Govt wrongfully hiding secret ICT deals

Govt wrongfully hiding secret ICT deals

Australia's federal government auditor has found that departments were most likely to misuse confidentiality provisions to prevent public disclosure for contracts when they related to information and communications technology goods and services.

September 28, 2008 by in Government

ATO admits callers are 'chopped off'

ATO admits callers are 'chopped off'

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is trying to fix two "annoying" features that clients face when they attempt to call for advice when its staff are too busy — a persistent busy tone or being "chopped off" the line without an explanation.

July 3, 2008 by in Government

Should security clearances be outsourced?

Should security clearances be outsourced?

Everything from cleaning to IT development work is outsourced by governments these days, but should security clearance processes, which dictate what access a person has to government information systems, be included in that bundle?

July 14, 2008 by in Government

ATO defends Change Program IT overhaul

ATO defends Change Program IT overhaul

David Butler, the Australian Taxation Office's (ATO) second commissioner, said its new tax-processing information technology platform is "working well", and that it is putting on an extra 800 staff to deal with income tax returns delays.

April 15, 2010 by in Government : AU