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Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Mark Bailey, announces the contract with CTS

US global transport systems company Cubic Corporation has announced its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division has been selected by the Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads (DTMR) to provide a new ticketing system for the state.

Microsoft workers want end to deal with agency behind child separation

Microsoft employees are protesting their employer's working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the wake of the agency's separation of migrant children from their parents at the Mexico-US border.

Red Hat extends new licence terms to all GPL projects

Open source vendor Red Hat has changed its licensing and in future all company projects that choose to use the GNU General Public Licence version 2 or the Lesser General Public Licence version 2 will have to include language from the GPLv3 that provides violators with time to rectify their offence.

Telstra cuts show public services must stay public: Greens

Telstra's announcement that its plan to cut 8000 jobs by 2022 will improve customer service has been labelled as "nonsense" by the Australian Greens.

Cabcharge inks agreement to acquire Mobile Technologies International

Cabcharge Australia has entered an agreement to acquire all of the issued shares in global taxi booking technology company, Mobile Technologies International (MTI).

Defence, satellite firms targeted by China-based computers: claim

Computers based in China are alleged to have been used to target satellite, telecommunications, defence and geospatial imaging and mapping organisations in the US and Southeast Asia in what appears to be a cyber espionage campaign, according to the American security company Symantec.

Telstra to be network-ready for 5G by first-half FY19

Telstra aims to be ready to take advantage of the 5G market, saying it will be network-ready by the first half of FY19 and rolling out to capital cities, regional centres and other high-demand areas by FY20.

Telstra to cut 8000 employees, contractors by 2022

Australia's biggest telco Telstra has announced that it will effect a net reduction of 8000 employees and contractors by 2022 and reduce two to four layers of management, leading to the cutting of one in four executive and middle management roles.

Ex-CIA man charged over leaking Vault 7 files to WikiLeaks

A former employee of both the CIA and the NSA has been charged with leaking information from the former agency to WikiLeaks which published them beginning in March 2017 under the name Vault 7.

ALDI stops using PageUp systems, warns of possible data compromise

Supermarket group ALDI has become the latest Australian business to suspend the use of its online recruitment system following the data breach at the human resources outfit PageUp People.

Amazon Prime hits Australia, provides free shipping

Global-gone-local marketplace Amazon.Com.Au now offers Amazon Prime in Australia, with free two-day delivery, plus Prime Video, Prime Reading, Twitch Prime and other inclusions.

Australian hardcopy peripherals market in decline: IDC

Australian shipments of hardcopy peripherals fell 8.8% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2018 to 446,000 units, according to the latest report on the market from global analyst firm IDC.

DFAT deputy secretary Penny Williams and Vocus Group managing director and chief executive Kevin Russell signing the contract.

In what should come as no surprise, the Federal Government has awarded the contract for building the sub-sea cable between Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Sydney to the Vocus Group.

Adobe deepens Microsoft integrations

Adobe has announced new integrations between Document Cloud and Microsoft's cloud applications, and added functionality to its Scan mobile app.

Motorola Solutions is moving public safety into the cloud

Motorola Solutions is "building the Salesforce.com of public safety", its global head of software Andrew Sinclair has told iTWire.

Accounting software provider Reckon’s chief executive Clive Rabie is stepping down to become managing director in the wake of the failed bid by competitor MYOB to acquire the company's Accountants Practice Management division.

VIDEO: WD's new wireless SSD is a passport to a faster, wire-free life

Available in Australia at last, WD's new wireless SSD is "designed for avid photographers and drone enthusiasts who require durable and high-performance media capture solutions", and for anyone else that feels the need for wireless speed.

VIDEO: Vodafone's solid foundation to help defeat kids cancer while powering your device

The Vodafone Foundation has released a limited edition smart device Genome Power Pack with all proceeds from sales of the handy $49 power pack going directly to Garvan to fund its mission.

Govt's new TSS visas 'taking ages' to be approved

The Federal Government's new Temporary Skills Shortage visas, which have replaced the 457 visas that were being used to bring in technology and other workers from outside the country, appear to be taking a very long time to be processed if at all, sources tell iTWire.

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