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Privacy commissioner to quit in April

After five years in the job, Federal Privacy Commissioner Malcom Crompton has announced he will quit the position in April, issuing a statement in strong support of views expressed by former ACCC boss Allan Fels at the 25th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners last week.

Written by Julian Bajkowski18 Sept. 03 17:15

Vic govt calls tenders for massive project

The Victorian Government is planning a $16 million, five-year project to improve security and data integrity, and rationalise directories across 10 departments.

Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore18 Sept. 03 08:02

Software untangles legislation quagmire

Federal government agencies and the NSW Premier's Department are tackling the complexity of legislation with software.

Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore and Sandra Rossi12 Sept. 03 08:22

NZ Defence gets the message

The New Zealand Defence Force will spend $3 million on a new military messaging system to bring it up to speed with allies like Australia.

Written by David Watson09 Sept. 03 13:49

Wi-Fi trial in Queensland

Some 20 high-profile locations around Brisbane and the Gold Coast will be equipped with Wi-Fi technology as part of the state government's 12-month Wi-Fi trial to test the market and gauge the impact of mobile Internet on businesses.

Written by Computerworld Staff09 Sept. 03 10:01

Open source bookmarks Australian heritage

With 500 staff, two buildings, seven public readings rooms and information sharing relationships with 1100 libraries globally, the National Library of Australia is an organisation bound to have unique IT requirements.

Written by Nadia Cameron08 Sept. 03 13:09

Council calls for million-dollar tender

Penrith City Council will call for tenders this week to implement a $1 million information management system with plans to start the project in January 2004.

Written by Sandra Rossi08 Sept. 03 08:11

Government takes cautionary stance on open source software

The federal government has no plans to support legislation which requires open source software solutions to be included in all future departmental ICT contracts, and will continue to uphold a neutral stance on open source software, the National Office of Information Economy (NOIE) has stated.

Written by Nadia Cameron03 Sept. 03 10:29

Job Network system faces audit

The litany of end user complaints that have dogged a Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) system upgrade will finally face the harsh light of a formal investigation.

Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore and Sandra Rossi03 Sept. 03 08:03

Asian governments set to challenge Windows

An ambitious initiative in South East Asia is set to challenge Microsoft's dominance. The Japanese, Chinese and South Korean governments are to back a scheme to build an operating system explicitly intended to dislodge Windows in Far Eastern markets, according to reports in Asian newspapers on Monday.

Written by Peter Judge02 Sept. 03 08:15

Alston dismisses call for open source procurement guidelines

Guidelines proposed by the Australian Unix Users Group (AUUG) promoting a “level playing field” between open source and proprietary software within government departments are unnecessary, according to the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.

Written by Rodney Gedda27 Aug. 03 08:27

Tassie govt increases Notes install

Six government departments in Tasmania have committed to a Lotus enterprise licence agreement boosting the number of Notes clients from 3000 to 4000.

Written by Rodney Gedda22 Aug. 03 08:37

Penalties to double in crackdown on Internet misuse

Using the Internet for offensive and menacing purposes, including harassment and the advocacy of violence, will be outlawed as part of a crackdown on e-crime.

Written by Computerworld Staff20 Aug. 03 14:36

NOIE puts out a tender call

Telstra's role as supplier of ICT services to the National Office for the Information Economy (NOIE) will come under increasing competitive pressure following a request for tender issued by the government department earlier this week.

Written by Helen Han20 Aug. 03 09:29

Funding boost to move councils online

The federal government has made available more than $2.8 million in funding to regional councils to kickstart their move to get services online.

Written by Computerworld Staff19 Aug. 03 10:34

Australia signs up for access to Microsoft source code

Australia has signed on to Microsoft Corp.'s Government Security Program (GSP), giving the Australian government access to the programming code underlying several versions of the Windows operating system, Microsoft said in a statement Thursday.

Written by Joris Evers15 Aug. 03 08:15

Govt agency learns a lesson in open source

Education.au, an IT government agency for education, has turned to open source software to develop Web services for its flagship portal.

Written by Steven Deare13 Aug. 03 12:09

Anti-US hackers deface Australian government site

An Australian government Web site has been revealed as another victim of Sunday night's Web defacement spree by hacker group The Ghost Boys, with the URLs acn.gov.au and cultureandrecreation.gov.au hijacked to show anti-US messages.

Written by Julian Bajkowski12 Aug. 03 09:22

CASA to implement new system

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is working on a project to consolidate aviation records and streamline processes for increased organisational efficiency for its 500 users.

Written by Computerworld Staff12 Aug. 03 09:17

War Memorial gets fibre fit-out

Supplementing its “forklift” networking infrastructure upgrade, the Australian War Memorial in Canberra has started transferring data between offices over a private fibre link.

Written by Rodney Gedda11 Aug. 03 13:24
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