Taxation incentives from the Federal Government are required to boost local entrepreneurial activity in the technology industry, according to Wotif.com founder and executive director, Graeme Wood.
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Shadow minister for education and manager of Opposition business, Christopher Pyne, has indicated the Coalition may look to change its $6.3 billion broadband policy to meet “ongoing circumstances” in coming months.
The Communications, Electrical, Plumbing Union (CEPU) vowed this week to put more pressure on Telstra (ASX:TLS) to fill the salary gap between unionised and non-unionised employees as the results of an internal poll became clear.
Greens senator, Scott Ludlam, will propose a Senate inquiry’s report into data retention and online privacy be delayed when Parliament next sits.
A $280 million fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) rollout to all NSW public schools and TAFE institutions is expected to be completed by the end of the year, Minister for Education and Training, Verity Firth announced this week.
The New Zealand Government agency charged with building the country’s equivalent of the National Broadband Network (NBN) has announced the first three companies to build aspects of the network, but has left incumbent Telecom New Zealand out of the loop.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has commenced legal proceedings against Optus for misleading advertising and alleged breaches of the Trade Practices Act 1974.
The Federal Government will institute a specialised website devoted to providing specific information about budget spending in individual regions as part of the Labor party’s agreement with independent MPs.
While Australian crime legislation has been amended to account for the evolving landscape of cybercrime, gaps remain in the key areas of theft, fraud and trespass, according to University of Technology (UTS) director of Communications Law Centre, Professor Michael Fraser.
Independent MP for Kennedy, Bob Katter, has announced he will side with the Coalition to form a minority government, but has continued to affirm his belief that the National Broadband Network (NBN) is the stronger of the two broadband plans.
Private Melbourne tram company, Yarra Trams, will implement real-time supply monitoring and control systems over the next year as it seeks to replace obsolete systems throughout the network.
The Australian Crime Commission (ACC) will spend an estimated $2.2 million over three years to overhaul its unified communications and upgrade videoconferencing systems across the country.
Telecommunications wholesaler AAPT has settled a dispute with dark fibre provisioning company, Digital River Networks, out of court, with each party bearing their own proceeding costs.
Google has denied granting support to Australian developers to submit paid applications to the Android Market.
Potential revenue inflow for the company charged with rolling out Labor’s National Broadband Network (NBN) remains up in the air as it continues to negotiate final wholesale pricing with the industry watchdog.