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Conroy's two-way: caption contest

Conroy's two-way: caption contest

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy used a two-way radio last Friday when marking the start of construction on a fibre-optic cable in WA. But what was he saying? Tell us to win a Norton 360 cap signed by V8 Supercar legend Craig Lowndes.

May 26, 2010 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

US jobless benefit claims down by 11K in one week

US jobless benefit claims down by 11K in one week

US jobless benefits fell by a larger-than-expected 11,000 in one week, suggesting a healthy labor market and more job growth in March 2006. The Labor Department said the number of Americans filing initial claims for state unemployment aid fell to 302,000 in the week ended March 18 from an upwardly revised 313,000 in the prior week.

March 23, 2006 by in Government : AU

Anti-spam assault spans Asia-Pacific

Anti-spam assault spans Asia-Pacific

Australian regulators have signed an agreement with Asia-Pacific nations to step up the war against spam.Twelve Asia-Pacific communications and Internet agencies have joined the Australian Communications Authority in signing a memorandum of understanding -- the Seoul-Melbourne Anti-Spam Agreement --on cooperation in countering spam.

April 27, 2005 by in Government : AU

ATO signs AU$300 million outsourcing extension

ATO signs AU$300 million outsourcing extension

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has extended its information and communications technology (ICT) outsourcing agreement with services heavyweight EDS in a two-year deal worth AU$300 million.EDS said today the contract extension -- due to expire in June 2008 -- built on a six-year deal signed in June 1999.

April 5, 2005 by in Government : AU

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