Stories by Rohan Pearce


Suncorp Bank prepares for final migrations to ‘Ignite’ platform

Suncorp Bank’s ‘Project Ignite’ core banking overhaul “remains on track to be fully implemented by the end of FY16”, Suncorp group chief financial officer Steve Johnston today told a briefing on the group’s half year results.

Copyright notice scheme takes back seat to website blocking

Representatives of the telecommunications and Australian content industries have yet to finalise key details of a scheme that will see alleged pirates sent a series notices warning them to cease illicit downloads.

Dallas Buyers Club saga draws to a close

A long-running legal action launched by the rights holders of the movie Dallas Buyers Club today draws to a close.

Government introduces ‘Netflix tax’ bill

The government has introduced a bill to implement what has been dubbed the ‘Netflix tax’: An expansion of the GST to apply to digital services consumed by Australians but provided by overseas suppliers.

Commonwealth Bank’s investment spend grows

The Commonwealth Bank’s investment spend for the six months ending 31 December grew to $681 million, up from $595 million in the first half of FY15 and $651 million in 2H15.

ANZ launches mobile payments for Android handsets

ANZ has launched a mobile wallet app that allows the bank’s customers to pay for purchases using their Android handset.

NBN quizzed over FTTN complaints

The electorate offices of Labor MPs in the Macquarie and Newcastle areas are being “flooded with complaints about fibre to the node”, the architect of the original all-fibre blueprint for the National Broadband Network, Senator Stephen Conroy, said yesterday during a Senate Estimates hearing.

Telstra offers free data day to customers after mobile outage

Telstra’s mobile customers will be given a day of quota-free mobile data after a massive outage took down 3G and 4G mobile services earlier today.

NAB prepares for national rollout of personal banking platform

National Australia Bank expects to complete the nationwide​ rollout of its Personal Banking Origination Platform (PBOP) by the end of the calendar year, following trials in the South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Telstra suffers major mobile outage

A major Telstra fault, logged by the telco’s service status page at 12.45pm, took down 3G and 4G services across Australia.

Telco complaints drop

A year-on-year comparison of complaints about telecommunications services show a significant drop in the December quarter, according to the latest ‘Complaints in Context’ report issued by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman and Communications Alliance.

govCMS adds API-driven content sharing

govCMS — the cloud-hosted, Drupal-based content management system for federal government departments and agencies — has added new features that make it easier for government organisations to syndicate their content to other sites.

Bureau of Meteorology working to boost IT security

The Bureau of Meteorology has again refused to confirm whether its IT systems late last year suffered a serious breach but says it is taking advantage of an infrastructure rebuild centred on its new supercomputer to boost its security posture.

PPC-1 submarine cable suffers outage

The PPC-1 submarine cable between Sydney and Guam has suffered a major fault, taking down the entire cable system.

Telcos line up with ACCC against Telstra

Three more telcos have been added as respondents to Telstra’s legal action against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.