The government’s so-called ‘Netflix tax’, details of which were revealed yesterday by Treasurer Joe Hockey, will bring in $350 million of additional GST revenue to the states and territories over forward estimates period covered by tonight’s budget.
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Tonight’s budget included more detail on the anti-tax-avoidance measures announced yesterday by Treasurer Joe Hockey.
As part of its second budget, the federal government has announced $300 million of funding for the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).
Pay TV provider has backed a move by the federal government to levy the GST on online services and sellers of digital goods that have Australian customers.
TPG has taken top spot in Netflix's inaugural comparison of the Internet speeds achieved by the streaming service's Australian customers.
The government will collect the GST on online services such as Netflix and digital downloads such as games and movies.
Multinational tech companies that use complex profit-shifting schemes to minimise the corporate tax they pay within Australia are likely to be slugged by new anti-avoidance measures announced today by the government.
The government believes there will be around 10 injunctions every year to force ISPs to block piracy-related websites under a new law designed to combat online copyright infringement.
The Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) will be renamed 'myHealth Record' and an opt-out model trialled, the government has announced.
Despite the growth of customer relationship management software-as-a-service, SugarCRM says on-premise deployment of CRM shows no sign of dying.
"There is no choice" when it comes to developing a mobility strategy, according to IDC Australia's research director for telecommunications, Hugh Ujhazy.
The federal government has announced it will earmark $250 million over five years to upgrade aging IT systems at the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The certainty of the revised TPG offer for Internet service provider iiNet was a key factor in the ISP’s board recommending it over a competing offer from M2, according to iiNet chairperson Michael Smith.
iiNet and the other Internet service providers will have to pay the majority of the costs related to court proceedings involving Dallas Buyers Club LLC.
The board of Internet service provider iiNet confirmed this morning that it supported a revised acquisition offer by TPG.
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