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AusCERT ditches annual e-crimes survey
The Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) will not be publishing its annual e-crimes survey this year because the federal government has given funding to the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) instead.In a statement sent to ZDNet Australia today, an AusCERT spokesperson said the survey had been scrapped because funding from the Attorney General's office had been given to the AIC.
Budget: E-security gets $13.6m boost
The federal government will spend AU$13.6 million over the next four years trying to protect consumers and businesses from "sophisticated and targeted attacks", according to the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Helen Coonan.
NICTA demos 'intelligent road' system
An intelligent road monitoring system, which can identify vehicle breakdowns, monitor traffic congestion and manage traffic light systems, was demonstrated by researchers from National ICT Australia this week.At NICTA's annual Techfest exhibition, which was held in Melbourne on Monday, the Smart Transport and Roads (STaR) project was showing off its traffic management system that could one day be used to help reduce congestion and pollution while extending the life of the road infrastructure.
'Rushed' Access Card Bill raises suspicions
The federal government's introduction to parliament today of its controversial Access Card Bill has already attracted criticism from privacy advocates and the Democrats political party. The Access Card Bill -- presented by Human Services Minister Ian Campbell today -- lays out a new national card slated to replace 17 health and social service cards, including the Medicare card.