Stories by Rohan Pearce


Government ICT reshuffle moves forward

The governor general has formally approved changes to the government’s administrative arrangements that involve the ICT policy and ICT procurement functions currently overseen by the Department of Finance being shifted to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Vocus completes Nextgen Networks buyout

Vocus Communications has completed its acquisition of Nextgen Networks, the company announced today. The deal with Nextgen Group also included the North West Cable System (NWCS) and the Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) development projects.

Move to block Kickass Torrents continues despite site-takedown

​Lawyers representing a group music labels and telcos Optus, Telstra and TPG and their subsidiaries, as well Foxtel in its capacity as an ISP, returned to the Federal Court today for a hearing on the third application for website blocking based on changes made last year to the Copyright Act.

Audit reveals security shortcomings for key SA tax system

An audit of a key tax revenue management system used by South Australia’s Department of Treasury and Finance has uncovered a range of serious problems, with long-term fixes unable to be put in place until an upgrade project is completed in December.

Census shitfight: IBM blames Nextgen

The fallout from the 2016 Census continues, with IBM pointing fingers at Nextgen and Vocus over the debacle — while at the same time acknowledging a significant technical misstep of its own.

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