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Macquarie Telecom Group has appointed the former head of the Australian Defence Force Information Warfare division, Maj Gen Marcus Thompson AM PhD, as part of its newly-established federal government advisory board. 

Published in People Moves

More than 80 projects funded under the Regional Connectivity Program will provide people in Regional Australia access to improved broadband services and data delivering fast, affordable and reliable connectivity.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Two of Australia’s new space pioneers, Queensland rocket manufacturer Gilmour Space Technologies, and South Australian nanosatellite manufacturer for the Internet of Things (IoT) Fleet Space Technologies, are joining forces to launch small satellites to orbit. 

Published in Space

The Federal Government has given a grant of $2.7 million to Skill Finder, the digital micro-skills marketplace developed by the Australian technology industry.

Published in Recruitment

Veteran telecommunications consultant Paul Budde has summed up Tuesday's events in the stoush between the digital platforms and the Federal Government in a rather pithy way: "Facebook stays, everybody is happy. but nothing has changed."

Published in Technology Regulation

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), Australia’s "peak industry representative body for innovation technology", has welcomed the Federal Government appointment of Senator Jane Hume to the position of Minister for the Digital Economy.

Published in People Moves

The Cape Tribulation region of north eastern Queensland now has “better than ever” mobile phone coverage following the installation of a new tower in the area by Optus as part of its mobile blackspot program.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Federal Department of Treasury can now accept invoices from its suppliers through a digital channel, with an e-invoicing solution having gone live on Friday.

Published in Enterprise Solutions

The Federal Government's move to introduce a news media code that would make it mandatory for digital giants Facebook and Google to make payments to Australian publishers for use of their content has support from the public, a poll suggests.

Published in Technology Regulation

Global tech company Oracle has established a new whole-of-government (WofG) arrangement with Australia’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) which it claims will bring increased cost-savings, efficiencies, and flexibility for government agencies, including state and territory governments and taxpayers.

Published in Deals

Australia’s telecoms industry association, the Telecommunications Society (TelSoc) says the policy debate about the National Broadband Network now needs to shift to the long term benefits of the network.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

It's beginning to look like the Federal Government should avoid anything to do with technology following the revelation on Thursday that $70 million of taxpayers' money was spent on the COVIDSafe app – and only 17 cases were detected through its use.

Published in Open Sauce

The Federal Government has announced grants to four major telcos for temporary, portable communications facilities that can be deployed to overcome network outages during bushfires and natural disasters.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

National Broadband Network operator NBN Co has come under fire from the CEPU Communications Union for the “outrageous” salary of network chief Stephen Rue, after his axing of hundreds of jobs in the middle of a pandemic and while “overseeing a shonky” NBN network rollout.  

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Research into Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at the University of Adeaide has received a $20 milion boost in funding from the Federal Government to underpin the establishment of a new national centre for AI research and development.

Published in Education

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