Government News, Features, and Interviews

  • NBN warned over preferred treatment given to some RSPs

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has given a formal warning to NBN Co after it found the company was "discriminating" between retail services providers (RSP) for the supply of upgraded NBN infrastructure to business customers.

    09 Oct. 19 11:29 Written by Samira Sarraf
  • US includes China's top AI startups in blacklist

    ​The US government widened its trade blacklist to include some of China's top artificial intelligence startups, punishing Beijing for its treatment of Muslim minorities and ratcheting up tensions ahead of high-level trade talks in Washington this week.

    09 Oct. 19 10:00 Written by Reuters
  • Australia, US negotiate to speed data exchange under CLOUD Act

    ​Australia and the US have entered into formal negotiations for a bilateral agreement under the US Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (the CLOUD Act) set to "boost" cooperation between the two nations.

    08 Oct. 19 11:53 Written by Samira Sarraf
  • Huawei supports VHA-TPG merger

    Huawei Australia has submitted four affidavits to TPG Telecom in order to support its joint application with Vodafone Hutchinson Australia (VHA) in the matter of the proposed merger.

    02 Oct. 19 16:35 Written by Samira Sarraf
  • Amazon is working on facial recognition regulations

    ​Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos said the company's public policy team is working on proposed regulations around facial recognition, a fledgling technology that has drawn criticism of the technology giant's cloud computing unit.

    26 Sept. 19 14:49 Written by Reuters
  • Investigators ask Oracle for information about Google

    ​Oracle, which has clashed with Alphabet's Google in business disputes, has received requests for information from congressional and state investigators looking into allegations that Google violated antitrust law.

    26 Sept. 19 14:36 Written by Reuters
  • Cenitex uses Zscaler to step up cloud security

    The Victorian government’s shared IT services provider Cenitex will deploy secure cloud services from Zscaler across more than 36,000 users situated in 450 offices across the state.

    26 Sept. 19 14:04 Written by Julia Talevski
  • Macquarie Government launches SOC-as-a-service

    Macquarie Government has launched a security operations centre as-a-service (SOCaaS) in order to capitalise on Australia's public sector need for cyber safety.

    26 Sept. 19 05:00 Written by Eleanor Dickinson
  • ACCC names 10 companies to test the CDR

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced the 10 companies that will test the new data-sharing system, the Consumer Data Right (CDR), ahead of its launch on February 2020.

    25 Sept. 19 10:32 Written by Samira Sarraf
  • Telstra customer complaints decline to 66,000

    Telecommunications giant Telstra has topped the most-complained about carrier rankings this year, amid a wider fall in overall numbers.

    25 Sept. 19 00:00 Written by Eleanor Dickinson
  • Government eyes health insurers' data to help uncover Medicare fraud

    The Department of Health has launched a public consultation on proposed legislation that would lay the basis for increased data-matching between government entities in order to uncover fraudulent or incorrect Medicare claims. The proposal could also see the data provided from private health insurers automatically matched against government data holdings to red flag potential fraud.

    23 Sept. 19 18:08 Written by Rohan Pearce