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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

Political Web sites not pulling in voters

Political Web sites not pulling in voters

Political party Web sites have failed to comply with usability guidelines, according to research from the interactive system design company The Hiser Group, who said that the six major political party sites are failing to attract the swinging voter. The group said in a statement released today that the parties need to "seriously rethink how they present their information", as it claims voters are increasingly turning to the Internet to aid in making voting decisions.

July 22, 2004 by in Government : AU

Macquarie cuts mobile rates

Macquarie cuts mobile rates

Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications has reduced its mobile call rates for business and government users to 20 cents following the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's report yesterday recommending a drop in fixed to mobile termination rates.Macquarie claimed it was the first telco to respond to ACCC's recommended wholesale rate of 21 cents per minute, scheduled to come into force today.

June 30, 2004 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

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