Archive for the 'Internet' Category

Labor backs ‘clean feed’ internet services

Friday, October 20th, 2006

A petition has been tabled in the Senate calling for a ‘clean feed’ internet service to households which would block access to pornographic and other websites. Labor spokesman Stephen Conroy said: “In March, Kim Beazley announced that a Labor Government would require all Internet Service Providers to offer a ‘clean feed ‘ internet service to […]

Software programs aim to help drought-stricken farmers

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Giving farmers the tools to plan for drought is the aim of a new suite of software programs developed in collaboration with Michael Whelan, pictured, a Southern Cross University lecturer. StockPlan, launched today (August 25) in Orange by the NSW Minister for Primary Industries Mr Ian Macdonald, consists of three integrated software tools designed to […]

SCU to host another AusWeb conference

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

AusWeb, Australia’s leading World Wide Web conference hosted annually by Southern Cross University, will bring together a wide range of experts in the field of Web technology, information and applications. The five-day conference, being held at Australis Noosa Lakes on the Queensland Sunshine Coast, will be officially opened by Southern Cross University Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul […]

Country centres may miss out on increased broadband speeds — ALP

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Today’s Senate Estimates hearings have confirmed that Telstra’s fibre to the node broadband plans currently being discussed with the ACCC are limited to the five mainland capital cities, according to the Australian Labor Party. The ALP says that as it stands, major regional cities like Hobart, Newcastle, Ballarat and Townsville will all miss out on […]

Police issue warning over internet banking fraud (‘phishing’)

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

NSW Police and the Australian High Tech Crime Centre (AHTCC) have today issued a warning to internet banking customers following a rise in the number of ‘phishing’ attacks. ‘Phishing’ involves the sending of spam emails which purport to be from a bank. The emails look real and ask customers to log on to their bank […]

Online Banking Fraud

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

While we are on the subject of the internet, I just received a very clever email from the Commonwealth Bank asking me to log in and upgrade my NetBank account details. Apart from the fact that I am not a CBA customer, it could of fooled me quite easily. I will just remind everyone that […]

Ballina Shire – Broadband Internet Initiative

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

As part of the Federal Government National Broadband strategy, 10 councils [including Ballina Council] have developed a partnership to liaise with local communities to the determine the demand for Broadband Internet services through the Broadening Broadband project. Fortunately, for both work and pleasure, I have been able to use broadband services for a number of […]

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