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Internet icon Internet
14 April 2016
Very few elements of modern technology have a name sourced from 1970s British comedy, but spam is an exception.
Spam, spam, spam and spam
Internet icon Internet
7 April 2016
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the Internet Activity, Australia, December 2015 (cat no 8153.0).
Person touching a tablet device
Internet icon Internet
1 April 2016
Girls in ICT Day is an annual International Telecommunications Union (ITU) event.
Two girls looking at a tablet
Internet icon Internet
31 March 2016
With a history dating back to the 1960s, virtual reality (VR) technology has not shared in the rapid development and success often associated...
From virtual novelty to virtual reality
24 March 2016
We have released a consultation paper on options to improve communication options for Australians with disability and ensure the sustainability of...
Communications accessibility: 2016 and beyond
Internet icon Internet
23 March 2016
Did you know that as well being a traditional Easter treat, the term "Easter egg" also denotes a hidden feature that can be found in a variety of...
A timely piece of egg-ducation
Internet icon Internet
18 March 2016
Hundreds of schools and community groups across Australia will today take part in activities aimed at sending one clear message nationwide:...
Bullying. No way.
Phone icon Mobile services and coverage
16 March 2016
Telstra has launched a new website which provides information about the mobile base stations it has co-funded under round 1 of the Mobile Black...
Follow the Mobile Black Spot Programme rollout
Post icon Post
1 March 2016
Australia is seeking re-election to the two governing councils of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a specialised agency of the United Nations made...
Australia runs for the Universal Postal Union councils
Phone icon Phone
26 February 2016
The competitive selection process for mobile black spot funding under round 2 of the Mobile Black Spot Programme is underway.
Applications open for mobile black spot funding