Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).
Customer complaints to telcos increased by over 3% in the three months from April to the end of June this year, with Vodafone the best performing of the three major telcos to once again record the lowest number of complaints per 10,000 services in operation.
Millions of jobs could be at risk over the next 10 years if Australia fails to create a “workforce for the future”, according to a newly released discussion paper suggesting that few jobs will be protected from the encroachment of automation in the workforce. However, start-ups and tech companies are expected to generate forward-looking jobs based on emerging technologies.
The Macquarie Telecom group has rebranded the company to reflect and bring a “clearer focus” to its three businesses operating in the areas of cloud services, telecommunications and government.