The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced that it will conditionally relax enforcement on telcos who do not comply with certain segments of the TCP Code during COVID-19 health crisis.

Australia should not follow Singapore and adopt a centralised model for its coronavirus contact-tracing app, cryptographer Vanessa Teague says, pointing out that with this model if someone tests positive, their list of contacts is given to the authorities.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 16:59

NSW begins Gig State tender process

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The NSW Government has begun the tender process for its Gig State project aimed at improving internet capacity in regional areas.

The NSW Government has started a tender process for its $100 million Gig State project aimed at delivering new network infrastructure and a boost to internet capacity for regional communities and businesses in the State.

The Australian Government has asked the competition watchdog to develop a mandatory code of conduct before the end of July to make digital companies pay for the use of news from local publications.

GUEST OPINION by Christian Lucarelli, VP Sales Asia Pacific, Nintex: In an effort to improve efficiency and reduce operational costs, increasing numbers of Australia’s local governments are embarking on a strategy of process automation. For many, however, a fundamental question quickly arises: exactly where do you start?

Search giant Google has agreed to comply with a French ruling that it must pay publishing companies and news agencies for re-using content they produce, a report says.

The Australian Information Industry Association has urged the Federal Government to drop its plans for changing the research and development tax incentive scheme as the result of the coronavirus pandemic which is largely affecting small- and medium-sized enterprises.

American officials have agreed on three measures to prevent China from obtaining US technology that can be diverted for use in the military, a report claims, adding that the only step remaining for these curbs to take effect is for US President Donald Trump to sign them into law.

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