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  • Victorian govt boosts startup sector with LaunchVic

    The Victorian government has unveiled a new organisation to help boost the state’s startup sector.

  • Privatisation of government’s ICON network put on hold

    The government will, for now at least, retain ownership of ICON — the Intra Government Communications Network.

  • NSW developing whole-of-government innovation policy

    Consultation on developing a whole-of-government innovation strategy for NSW will begin early next year, the state's innovation minister revealed today.

  • Criminalise websites that refuse to delete terrorist content, say Euro MPs

    Website operators should be held criminally liable if they fail to remove content that incites terrorism, Members of the European Parliament voted Wednesday. But they also wants these companies to voluntarily cooperate with governments to promote "anti-radicalization messages."

  • Got a new drone? Read this first

    Got a new drone? You're not alone. But drones aren't like other gadgets and there are a few important safety, privacy and legal guidelines you need to follow to keep you and your drone out of trouble.

  • Labor slams NBN over Optus HFC network revelations

    Labor’s broadband spokesperson, Jason Clare, has slammed NBN over revelations the company may overbuild some areas covered by Optus’ HFC network.

  • The 6 challenges to Australia’s ability to innovate

    Compared to many other countries Australia is an exceptional when it comes to research, but the nation is still struggling to commercialise its inventiveness, according to Innovation Australia chair Bill Ferris.

  • Telco industry group warns against expanding website blocking

    Communications Alliance, a group representing Australian telecommunications and Internet service provider businesses, has warned against expanding the scope of a law employed by government agencies to block public access to websites.

  • Government lacks enthusiasm for Harper Review IP recommendations

    The government will implement in whole or in part 44 of the 56 of the recommendations in the Competition Policy Review, Treasurer Scott Morrison announced today.

  • Encrypted comms present a challenge for ASIO, Turnbull says

    During a national security statement to parliament Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that the government is looking at ways security agencies' can counter the use of encrypted communications channels by terrorists.

  • Heed lessons of NSW LifeLink debacle, auditor says

    An audit of NSW's law and order and emergency services agencies has recommended that lessons from state's 'LifeLink' project be taken on board by the Department of Justice.

  • Task force recommends light regulation of drones

    A drone industry group created by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop rules for drone registration is recommending the government apply just about the lightest touch possible.

  • ​ACMA enters third wave of ICT transformation

    After investing in private cloud and an interdependent application framework, ACMA is now focusing on improving online services and completing an enterprise data warehouse.

  • NSW bans possession of blueprints for 3D printing firearms

    Possessing files that can be used to 3D print firearms will soon be illegal in New South Wales after new legislation, passed last week by state parliament, comes into effect.

  • Queensland govt signs IT services contract with Dimension Data

    Dimension Data will deliver networking infrastructure​ to the Queensland government's new 1 William Street office.

  • Drone registration recommendations handed to FAA

    A mandatory consumer drone registration system looks set to be in force before the end of the year after an industry task force delivered its proposals for the system on Saturday.

  • Microsoft CRM offering added to certified cloud list

    Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM Online offering is being added to the Australian Signal Directorate’s Certified Cloud Services List (CCSL), the software vendor’s Australian CTO has revealed.

  • ​ATO reassures public about web security flaw

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has reassured Australians that it has fixed an issue which meant private tax records could potentially be accessed by third parties.

  • NSW rail operators need more Opal data, audit finds

    Sydney Trains and NSW Trains are currently not able to access all the information they require from the Opal electronic ticketing system, according to a report released today by the NSW Auditor-General.

  • CIOs boost collaboration to fight terrorism financing

    AUSTRAC chief information officer Maria Milosavljevic has spearheaded an international initiative bringing together IT leaders from financial intelligence units (FIUs) across the region to combat terrorism financing.