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Feds line up women for ICT summit

Feds line up women for ICT summit

On the morning of International Women's Day, the federal government has announced the members of an advisory group which will help plan a Women in ICT summit to be held later this year.The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Helen Coonan, said of the summit: "We need more women interested in ICT, studying ICT and working in ICT.

March 7, 2005 by in Government : AU

Australia coordinates spam scam sweep

Australia coordinates spam scam sweep

Consumer protection agencies around the world are gearing up in the next 48 hours for an international assault on scams in spam on the Internet.The annual International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network's (ICPEN) Internet sweep, coordinated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), will aim to uncover scams that use spam and the Internet to lure victims.

February 21, 2005 by in Government : AU

Conroy on Minchin's 'Luddite' delays

Conroy on Minchin's 'Luddite' delays

This afternoon Communications Minister Stephen Conroy described his opposite, Senator Nick Minchin, as a Luddite as he took questions from reporters on the Opposition's attempt to block the government's wide-ranging telecommunications industry reform legislation, which includes provisions to force the break-up of Telstra.

October 20, 2009 by in Government : AU

Competition watchdog recommends tight caps on Telstra pricing

Competition watchdog recommends tight caps on Telstra pricing

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission plans to recommend that price caps be retained for both local and dial-up Internet calls in its review of Telstra's current price control arrangements.The competition watchdog released the draft version of its review yesterday, asking for submissions from interested parties before it sends its final version to the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts by 31 January.

November 9, 2004 by in Government : AU