Mobile bill shock may soon become just a distant, bad memory for mobile phone users if the advent of the new consumer protection code, which came into effect two days ago, does the job it is designed to do and if the regulator takes a more robust approach to enforcing the code, as it has warned it will.
The Australian and New Zealand Governments has issued a joint report into trans-Tasman roaming charges that canvasses a number of options designed to lead to lower charges. Not surprisingly it "finds telecommunication companies are making excessive profits from trans-Tasman mobile roaming charges."
The Victorian Government has launched its state-based Collaborative Care Cluster as a national program, giving patients across Australia access to a program which empowers them to work collaboratively with their GPs, specialists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to manage their own health issues, using a new online capability.
In his first public address since entering the Ecuadorean embassy in London, Julian Assange demands that the US ends the witch hunt against Wikileaks and that Bradley Manning be released.
For the first time, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is inviting the general public to input contributions to its upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12).
IBM, through its Cúram Research Institute (ICRI) - part of the Smarter Cities Technology Centre at the company’s Research & Development Lab in Ireland - has come up with a new business model and approach to social program transformation which it has put forward to the federal, state and territory governments to assist their design of Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).