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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D'Ascenzo: Read p23 of security review

D'Ascenzo: Read p23 of security review

Following yesterday's admission by the Australian Taxation Office that its courier had lost a CD containing the details of 3,000 self-managed super funds, it wants to review how it handles information. My suggestion: go back to the review completed in April.

October 30, 2008 by in Government : AU

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

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

NBN bill worries infrastructure players

NBN bill worries infrastructure players

Representatives of Australian critical infrastructure providers have expressed concern that delivering information to the government under its amended National Broadband Network legislation could be costly and conflict with anti-terrorism rules.

June 29, 2009 by in Government : AU