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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.
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.
The Australian Communications Authority will soon be starting the trial of electronic number mapping (ENUM), which will allow consumers to use one telephone number for a range of telephony services, e-mail and instant messaging.The ACA are calling for expressions of interest from organisations who want to operate a registry for the Australian ENUM trial.