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Doctors stuck in the IT waiting room

Doctors are sick of being stuck in the waiting room as the federal government makes up its mind on Health IT, according to the chairman of the Australian Medical Association's (AMA) expert advisory panel on IT Allan Zemit.

Written by Julian Bajkowski17 Oct. 03 08:15

Centrelink voice engine smooth talks clients

Linking natural speech recognition technology to transactional systems has long been thought a risky business, however Australia's largest multi-client service agency Centrelink says it finally has got the formula right - up to a point.

Written by Julian Bajkowski16 Oct. 03 09:51

New markets, e-govt to drive 2004 IT spending

CeBIT Worldwide Events' chief Joerg Schomburg is upbeat about analysts' forecast last week that the global ICT market would grow between 4.5 and 6 per cent in 2004, supporting their view that demand for e-business, wireless infrastructure and e-government technologies would drive a "recovery" next year.

Written by Helen Han15 Oct. 03 08:14

IBM, Brazilian government launch Linux effort

Brazil has become the latest country last week to show its support for Linux. Following moves by the U.K. and Russia, the government of Brazil announced Friday that it has signed a letter of intent with IBM Corp. pledging to develop initiatives that will promote the use of Linux in the Latin American country.

Written by Robert McMillan13 Oct. 03 08:00

British gov't agencies to test open-source software

A British government agency whose mission is to help reduce the cost of government is launching a series of nine IT "proof of concept" trial projects using open source software, including Linux.

Written by Todd R. Weiss10 Oct. 03 07:48

Victorian government fails privacy audit

The Victorian government has failed a privacy audit of its Web sites with about half not even providing the security necessary to protect personal information.

Written by Sandra Rossi03 Oct. 03 13:05

NZ government plots new ICT strategy

The government is embarking on a refresh of its core ICT strategy, to be completed by the first half of next year.

Written by Stephen Bell02 Oct. 03 08:27

Daryl Williams gets IT portfolio under reshuffle

Attorney General Daryl Williams has been appointed the new Communications and Information Technology Minister under a Cabinet reshuffle announced by Prime Minister John Howard today.

Written by Staff Writers29 Sept. 03 13:06

Government cracks down on IT job rorts

Independent contractors, recruiters, and contract services and management companies (CMSC) are feeling the heat under a Government crackdown on tax and immigration rorts in the IT industry.

Written by Julian Bajkowski25 Sept. 03 08:13

ACA gets $300k to fight spam

The Australian Communications Authority is to receive additional funding totalling $300,000 to enforce new anti-spam legislation that is before parliament.

Written by Julian Bajkowski23 Sept. 03 08:06

KAZ, MCT win DCITA outsourcing deals

ASX-listed service provider KAZ Technology Services and voice specialist Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications have been awarded outsourcing contracts for the Federal Government’s Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA).

Written by Brett Winterford22 Sept. 03 07:38

UWS rejects government's IT sledging

The University of Western Sydney (UWS) has angrily rejected claims by the Prime Minister's parliamentary secretary and Member for Lindsay, Jackie Kelly, that it has botched its IT infrastructure planning and roll out.

Written by Julian Bajkowski19 Sept. 03 07:51

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
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