A joint international criminal investigation has culminated in the arrest of seven people in Romania for the largest credit card data theft in the county’s history.

Adelaide will become the country’s first capital city to offer free Wi-Fi outdoors in the city centre under a new co-developed plan announced by the State and local governments.

The Federal Government has convened leading industry, public sector and education representatives to share innovative approaches to developing, attracting and retaining ICT skills in the national workforce.

The Northern Territory has announced amendments to the Classification of Publications, Films and Computer Games Bill which will see video games rated along the same lines as films, with the availability of an R18+ rating.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a new discussion paper inviting further comment on four measures developed by Telstra under its migration plan.

The Department of Defence has announced a four-year agreement with international hardware and software specialist Oracle to rationalize and upgrade its ICT infrastructure.

The Victorian Government has welcomed the announcement that IT giant IBM is set to create 150 new technology jobs after the establishment of the new IBM Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence for Software Testing.

The New South Wales Government has announced the start of construction of a new, high-tech data centre at Unaderra.

Internet Service Provider Internode has launched its new Fibre Phone service over the National Broadband Network.

The CSIRO has released a new report detailing how emerging technologies help emergency services better manage the impacts of natural disasters and minimise their impacts on people, infrastructure and the environment.

The country’s top digital minds have been celebrated in the release of a new Apple app, which showcases 39 Australians who are shaping the country’s digital future.


The Victorian Government has announced it is seeking further industry feedback and involvement over its planned overhaul of its ICT procurement policy.

The Australian National University (ANU) has unveiled the world’s 24th most powerful research supercomputer, with a processing power equivalent to 30,000 desktop computers working in tandem. 

The National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) has announced Broken Hill, in NSW’s far west, has been selected as the location for the next NBN satellite ground station.

The National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) has hauled the first fibre optic cable in Western Australia, with initial works expected to deliver services to 17,000 premises in Geraldton.

The nation’s second largest DSL ISP has rolled out its own super-fast broadband service in Victoria across its own hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) network. 

Telecommunications provider My Net Fone (MFN) has announced it has acquired Connexus, a Melbourne based internet service provider (ISP), for a reported $4.75 million.

The South Australian Government has passed laws that will allow the creation of an R18+ classification for computer games, brining the classification system for video games into the same method used for film.

Ballarat has been recognised as one of the world’s smartest communities for a second time by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF).

The Tasmanian Government has welcomed the development of a Smart Grid for the State, with State Minister for Climate Change, Cassy O’Conner, saying it will assist in the delivery of an efficient, effective and clean way in delivering electricity using the latest information technologies available.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released the first consultation paper on the Special Access Undertaking (SAU) lodged by the National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) in later September.

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