Government

  • Australian PM doesn’t get “coding in schools”

    This week in question time, we’ve seen our politicians talk awkwardly about code, coding and programming. Clearly none of them have ever written a single line of code, yet are somehow qualified to decide how important it is to the future of Australians. Today’s question time in Canberra began...
  • Adeo Ressi says Australia should consider Super to invest in Startups

    Adeo Ressi is an American entrepreneur and after being successful in Silicon Valley has turned his mind to creating greater global tech successes. Ressi is headed to Sydney, Australia on the 28th of May and will speak at an event by Unstoppables. The talk will be a pitch to...
  • Uber plans to create 20,000 jobs in Australia this year

    It’s no secret that any company that disrupts the long established and powerful taxi industry will feel some heat. Since launching in Australia, Uber has been signing up drivers in Melbourne and Sydney and expanding rapidly. The Victorian and New South Wales governments have both issued fines to Uber...
  • if(code.contains(government.data) == true) && sensitive != true) {//Store on GitHub}

    Source code repository service GitHub has just introduced government.github.com. This sub domain of GitHub is dedicated to the storage and distribution of open data provided by governments around the world. Developers can take and fork this code from the repository and implement in their own apps to benefit the...
  • Microsoft has handed data over to the Aussie government

    After spending most of this year under the pump in America over supplying mass amounts of its users data to the American government, a new report has revealed that over 1000 Australian users have also had their data handed over to the Australian government by Microsoft. Between January and...
  • Bill Gates on QandA next Tuesday, talking education

    Former Microsoft founder and CEO Bill Gates is set to do a special edition of Q&A next week. At 8.30 on Tuesday, 28th of May, Gates will be interviewed by Q&A host Tony Jones. The show will focus on education and how our teachers can get better with smart...
  • Help Swanny get our budget back in the black

    In a game of You’re the Treasurer, Sydney Morning Herald have put together an interactive site to allow you to try and make the hard decisions. The reported estimates of a $17 Billion shortfall to government revenue needs to be found. The game puts you in charge and challenges...
  • Government software pricing enquiry as useless as fuel enquiry

    Today representatives from Apple, Adobe and Microsoft faced a government panel for an ICT enquiry into local pricing. After many complaints of inequity between Australian and international software prices, the federal government launched an enquiry. The goal of which was to find out how these non-Australian companies justified the...
  • Victorian Gov gives green light to ChargeIQ

    The Australian made, ChargeIQ, is an electric vehicle charger by DiUS Computing, has been given the “green light” to be a Victorian Electric Vehicle trial participant. ChargeIQ is the only electric vehicle charger used in the Victorian Department of Transport’s recent Demand Response Load Control Electric Vehicle Trial. One...
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