Consumers are continuing to benefit from falling telecommunication prices, according to a new report tabled before Parliament by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

In an Australian first, the CSIRO has announced it will be using geothermal water-cooling to keep the new $80 million Pawsey Centre supercomputer in Western Australia icy cool.

Federal Minister for Skills, Science and Research, Chris Bowen, has launched Google’s new Engage training program which will aim to provide assistance to Australia’s small business to make them more net-savvy.

The National Broadband Network Co’s (NBN) chief, Mike Quigley, has called for an industry study to determine the best way to build the high-speed network.

Telstra has confirmed 650 jobs are set to be axed from its struggling Sensis arm after it announced a program of structural reform in a bid to breath life into the print-based business.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is calling for public input on its Statement of Issues on Telstra’s proposed acquisition of Adam Internet.

The first 500 homes and businesses have been connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN), with over 1700 to be connected in the coming weeks.

The Payments System Board of the Reserve Bank has welcomed a proposal by an industry led committee to introduce a ‘fast payments’ solution for Australian consumers.

Telstra has unveiled its ‘comprehensive network strategy’ to support Australia’s growing love affair with mobile technology.

The Federal Government has released the latest chapter of the Australian Curriculum draft paper for public consultation.

More effort to diverting e-waste from landfill will be a key effort under the new Australian/New Zealand Standard for electronic waste announced by Standards Australia earlier this week.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a consultation paper seeking comment on policies and procedures that relate to the identification of listed Points of Interconnection (POIs) to the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Hoax emails are on the rise, according to Telstra, with high profile brands increasingly impersonated by increasingly sophisticated fraudsters.  

The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) has announced the release of a set of new data centre ratings tools.

The National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) has switched on major services across Tasmania, with eight new NBN Digital Hubs, seven Digital Enterprises, and five Digital Local Government Programs coming online across the State.

Data storage company NEXTDC has announced the appointment of Paul Gampe as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer.

The Queensland Government has passed legislation that will enable the introduction of the new R18+ rating for video games.

Delays with works conducted by one of its major subcontractors has seen the NBN Co downgrade its June 13 target for the number of premises passed for connection to the service.

Construction and engineering firm Downer EDI has been awarded a major contract for the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) to homes and businesses in New South Wales.

Google has been cleared of false and misleading conduct after the High Court upheld the company’s appeal from an earlier Federal Court ruling which concluded the search giant had contravened the Trade Practices Act.

Fibre serves from the National Broadband Network (NBN) have been switched on in the Tasmanian Capital, with the service now extended to 1,800 homes and businesses in South Hobart.

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