Stories by Adam Bender


Vic gov launches tech innovation fund

The Victorian government has launched a $12 million fund to spur technology trials and pilot projects that can improve government service delivery.

Senate orders release of Coalition's NBN review

The Senate has required Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to release the government’s 60-day review on Monday.


Telstra frees customers from CAPTCHA

Telstra will stop using CAPTCHA tests after deciding they are not sufficiently accessible to people with disabilities.

Tracking system wanted for Melbourne buses

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is seeking a vendor to provide bus tracking services in Melbourne, according to a request for expression of interest released today.


BlackBerry price too high for small business in South Australia

An Adelaide business featured on the BlackBerry website has switched to Android phones to save money.

Court fines Excite Mobile for misconduct

The Federal Court has ordered Excite Mobile to pay $455,000 and its directors Obie Brown and David Samuel to pay $55,000 and $45,000 respectively for misconduct when selling mobile phone services. An employee, Fiona Smart, must pay $3500.


NBN Co chair says copper in 'reasonable condition'

Copper has proven to be more resilient than NBN Co Chairman Ziggy Switkowski once thought, the former Telstra executive has told a parliamentary committee today.


Switkowski makes $50,000 a month as NBN Co acting CEO

NBN Co Chairman Ziggy Switkowski will make an additional $50,000 a month as long as he serves as acting CEO, Switkowski revealed at a parliamentary hearing this morning.


FTTN means revenue cut for government: Conroy

Senator Stephen Conroy has this morning pressed the Department of Communications to confirm that a fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) scheme for the National Broadband Network would result in less revenue for the government.


Open data will drive startups: Turnbull

Releasing more government data to the public is one way to spur growth in Australia’s startup sector, according to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Commonwealth to set up mobile procurement panel

The Australian government plans to establish a whole-of-government mobile procurement panel in March next year, according to a request for tender published this week by the Department of Finance.

Businesses may not be ready for app explosion

Few Australian enterprises have a strategy for managing mobile applications used by their employees, despite a reported boom in app downloads.

AARNet to install Juniper networking gear for next-gen network

Academic and research networking provider AARNet have chosen Juniper Networks routers and switches for its next-generation network, AARNet4.

Australia Post partners with startup GiveEasy

Australia Post has announced a two-year agreement with Sydney mobile donations startup GiveEasy.


Better IT management sought in NSW after LifeLink woes

The New South Wales Auditor-General has urged better governance and management of major IT projects at the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice.