Stories by Hamish Barwick


Data Retention Act needs reviewing: Internet Australia

Internet Australia has asked the federal government to review the Data Retention Act which comes into effect on Tuesday, saying there are security issues and costs that need to be addressed.

​Wikileaks releases TPP documents

Internet service providers would be asked to block websites without a court ruling and there would be 20 year retroactive copyright term extensions, according to Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) documents released by Wikileaks.

​Telstra promotes three execs

Telstra has promoted three managing directors to group executive roles.

​TIO receives 124,000 complaints about telco services

Consumers made over 124,000 complaints about mobile, Internet and landline services during 2014-15, a new Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman report has revealed.

​Telstra copper network access prices to fall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has ruled that operators who access the Telstra copper network will be rewarded with a 9.4 per cent drop in access prices.

​Royal Hobart Hospital trials virtual online training

Biomedical staff at Royal Hobart Hospital are receiving training on advanced medical equipment from clinicians in other parts of Australia under a new telepresence system trial.

​Bank of Queensland outlines 2016 tech priorities

Bank of Queensland (ASX: BOQ) has outlined its technology priorities for 2016, which includes rolling out a retail lending origination system.

​Superloop to acquire Apex Networks for $5.8 million

Dark fibre infrastructure provider Superloop (ASX:SLC) has agreed to acquire networking company Apex Networks for $5.8 million.

​Six telcos asked to comply with TCP Code

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has requested six telecommunications providers to comply with the Telecommunications Consumer Protection (TCP) Code after failing to lodge compliance documents in April.

Customer surveys lead to new Target Australia iOS app

A new iOS app which was designed in response to customer surveys has been announced by Target Australia today as part of the retailer’s mobile first digital strategy.

​New ERP system takes flight at aerospace firm TAE

Australian aerospace company, TAE, is rolling out a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system following a management buy-out from Air New Zealand in March this year.

Greens call for Trans-Pacific Partnership assessment

Australian Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull expressing concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) and its potential changes to intellectual property laws.

​ICANN, Vocus team up for Domain Name System security

ICANN and Vocus Communications ​have installed an L-Root server node in Sydney to increase the Domain Name System (DNS) resilience against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

​Gordon Ballantyne to leave Telstra

Telstra retail group executive Gordon Ballantyne is leaving the telco in December after five years.

8 tech startups ink $400K in new contracts

Eight startups who took part in the KPMG Energise program have signed contracts worth over $400,000 with energy and natural resources companies including FMCG, BHP, Laing O’Rourke, South32 and Woodside.