Stories by Kathryn Edwards

Country Fire Authority CIO, Michael Foreshew

Decision making can be a critical process for any IT professional, but at the Country Fire Authority (CFA) it can be a matter of life and death. As a cancer survivor and father of an autistic child, Michael Foreshew took on the challenge in an effort to give something back to the community.

Five minutes with ACMA’s Tom Burton

Tom Burton has spent the last few years as online director at The Center for American Progress (CAP), a think tank run by the Obama Administration. The former journalist and ministerial adviser spoke to Computerworld about his new role as the Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) Gov 2.0 champion.

NBN to take back seat in lead up to Tasmanian election

Tasmania’s political leaders have begun the battle for votes ahead of the State’s election on many fronts, but not over the National Broadband Network (NBN) currently being rolled out across the island state.

Employers urged to snatch up job seekers quickly

Hays IT recruitment expert has warned employers can no longer take the time to be picky with potential hires

Cisco won’t rule out Asia-Pacific jobs growth

Cisco Australia has refused to say whether any of the 2000 to 3000 new jobs its global CEO John Chambers announced recently will be on offer in the region.

National e-health system edges closer

The Federal Government has accelerated its national e-health journey with the introduction of key legislation into parliament this week.

IT help desk most sought after job: SEEK

IT help desk support was the most sought after job across Australia in January, according to the February SEEK Employment Index.

Comp-sci professionals voice opposition to Internet filter

A conglomerate of Australasian computer science academics has voiced opposition to the Federal Government’s plans to introduce mandatory ISP-level Internet content filtering.

Australian airports to deploy body scanning technology

The attempted terrorist attack aboard a US-bound Christmas Day flight has prompted the Federal Government to introduce body scanning technology at international airports, as part of a $200 million airport security boost.

Rudd: Quigley doing “a great job”

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has defended the NBN Co recruitment process, saying it made an independent decision to hire Mike Kaiser as its government relations officer.

NBN Co to up headcount as Kaiser appointment slammed

The company responsible for rolling out the National Broadband Network (NBN) is expected to announce shortly some “first-release” sites to trial the high-speed fibre network infrastructure and test construction techniques.

Queensland to make health data available online

The Queensland Government has tackled a new idea which will see critical data about the State’s hospital emergency departments made available to the public online.

Linux Conf raises $33,000 for charity

Linux.conf.au may be over for another year, but the open source community’s generosity will continue to have a lasting impact on New Zealand’s Life Flight Trust.

IT job ads down in January

IT job ads decreased slightly in January, down 0.28 percent, and fell behind the national average, according to the latest results from the Olivier Job Index.

No such thing as job security: Recruitment expert

Job seekers should stop focusing on job security to obtain a more rewarding career, according to a recruitment expert.

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