Stories by Rohan Pearce


DTO chief: Australia could be 'best in the world' for digital government

There is a "huge" opportunity for Australia to transform how government services are delivered, according to Paul Shetler, the recently appointed head of the Digital Transformation Office.

Government still working on details of data retention funding

A government scheme to offset the cost to telcos of implementing their data retention obligations is still a work in progress.

NSW utilities sign IT support contract with UXC

Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy have signed a three-year IT support contract with UXC.

'Invisible' payments key to mobile success, says Braintree

Making the payments process 'invisible' is an important part of what makes the mobile experience delivered by companies such Airbnb and Uber so effective, according to Tyson Hackwood.

NSW to launch digital identity for government services

Service NSW will launch a digital profile for state government services that will minimise the number of times that people have to hand over their personal details.

Queensland auditor issues disaster recovery warning

Queensland government departments should boost their disaster preparedness, according to a report released today by the state's auditor-general.

Data retention: Labor and Coalition set for non-fight over bipartisan legislation

Attorney-General George Brandis has condemned Labor after a motion at the party's conference called for a review of data retention laws.

ICAC launches public inquiry into alleged TAFE IT fraud

New South Wales' Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) will investigate allegations of fraud involving a TAFE IT manager.

Telcos hit out at govt's infrastructure security legislation

Representatives of the telecommunications industry have flatly rejected as regulatory over-reach a government scheme intended to boost infrastructure security.

iiNet shareholders vote for TPG buyout

Only Australian Competition and Consumer Commission approval remains as a barrier to TPG's acquisition of iiNet, after iiNet shareholders today voted in favour of the deal.

iiNet enters trading halt ahead of TPG vote

iiNet has been placed in a trading halt ahead of a vote this morning on the ASX-listed Internet service provider's acquisition by TPG.

New government guide designed to boost Windows 8 security

The Australian Signals Directorate has released a collection of four new hardening guides designed to help government agencies secure their IT environments.

Second anniversary of IT pricing report approaches

The government is "considering its response" to the IT pricing inquiry, according to a Q&A document issued by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull today.

Telcos come out swinging over Telstra wholesale pricing

The Competitive Carriers Coalition (CCC) has hit out at a government intervention in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's inquiry into the pricing of Telstra's wholesale services.

NBN Co's HFC deal with Optus set for ACCC blessing

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft decision that will give the go-ahead to a revised deal between NBN Co and Optus relating to the telco's hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network.