The National Roads and Motorists' Association (NRMA) will distribute a CD-ROM to year nine and ten students from 2005, the group said today. The CD-ROM is designed to teach L and P plate drivers about road safety.
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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.
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.
Various Australian Web sites are seeing a significant increase in traffic as a result of yesterday's bombing in front of the Australian embassy in Jakarta.Online competitive intelligence service provider Hitwise reported that visits to travel advisory Web site smarttraveller.
Geospatial solutions provider Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions has been awarded a contract to provide an outage and mobile workforce management system based on Intergraph's InService for South Australian electricity distribution company ETSA Utilities.Using the new system, ETSA Utilities expects to improve outage management processes and optimise network reliability, crew dispatch capability, mobile tracking for 200 field units and outage reporting.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned online traders that they must comply with the same laws that apply to their real-world counterparts, following release of an online survey revealing that many sites are denying customers their legal rights.
With only weeks to go to the election, how are the main parties shaping up on their tech promises?
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.
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.