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Five years ago this month: May

Five years ago this month: May

In May, 2006, Helen Coonan thought blocking the now live .XXX top-level internet domain was a good idea, and labels Beazley an anti-bush bandit. The Australian Communications and Media Authority launched its winning Do Not Call register and an anti-spam reporting button. Microsoft's Bill Gates and Intel's Paul Otellini snubbed PC naysayers when notebook margins were waning and while JB Hi-Fi launched its retail operations. And Creative, a one-time rival to Apple, sued the iPod maker.
May 2 2011, 4:42AM Photos
Coonan says 'better to have filtering than not' after teen hack

Coonan says 'better to have filtering than not' after teen hack

Senator Helen Coonan hits back at reports that the Government's recently launched NetAlert home internet security program can be easily hacked.
Staff Writers Aug 28 2007, 2:44PM Security
Telstra vs. Senator Helen Coonan

Telstra vs. Senator Helen Coonan

Telstra takes Senator Helen Coonan to court over the 'Broadband Connect Program'. Coonan believes it's all "sour grapes".
Lilia Guan Aug 3 2007, 3:00PM Collaboration
Coonan denies cancelling filtering

Coonan denies cancelling filtering

Senator Helen Coonan says the Federal Government hasn't cancelled ISP-level filtering.
Staff Writers Jul 26 2007, 1:25PM Security
Coonan tells mobile providers "pull socks up"

Coonan tells mobile providers "pull socks up"

Senator Helen Coonan has criticised some premium mobile phone providers.
Staff Writers Jul 17 2007, 2:59PM Mobility
Coonan guarantees broadband

Coonan guarantees broadband

The Federal governement has released its guidelines for the new Australian Broadband Guarantee program, as part of its Broadband Connect package.
Staff Writers Jun 25 2007, 10:29AM Mobility
Coonan says FTTN won’t reach 98 percent of Australians

Coonan says FTTN won’t reach 98 percent of Australians

Senator Connan knocks down Labor's broadband plans.
Staff Writers Jun 20 2007, 3:15PM Mobility
Coonan: mobiles a “pipeline for perversion”

Coonan: mobiles a “pipeline for perversion”

ICT Minister Helen Coonan has stepped up her campaign for the regulation of mobile content with the flagging of impending new legislation.
Tim Lohman Aug 23 2006, 2:33PM Mobility
ISPs keeping compliant

ISPs keeping compliant

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has reported that local ISPs are doing their part for online consumer safety.
Staff Writers May 11 2006, 1:40PM Collaboration
Coonan: opportunities abound for niche ISVs

Coonan: opportunities abound for niche ISVs

Australia’s niche software developers are globally competitive yet domestically undervalued, according to a new government report.
Staff Writers Apr 3 2006, 3:48PM Software
ICT to drive growth to 2026: Coonan

ICT to drive growth to 2026: Coonan

Federal ICT minister Helen Coonan has flagged ICT as the predominant productivity driver over the next 20 years.
Staff Writers Mar 22 2006, 12:51PM Collaboration
ACS advocates growth in teleworking

ACS advocates growth in teleworking

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has spoken out in favour of a recent advisory addressing work/life balance and the local skills shortage.
Staff Writers Mar 2 2006, 12:11PM Collaboration
Government forces Telstra's hand on fixed line pricing

Government forces Telstra's hand on fixed line pricing

The Federal Government is trumpeting a win for rural Australia through a recent amendment to Telstra’s price controls.
Staff Writers Mar 1 2006, 1:40PM Collaboration
Federal Government reviews Spam Act

Federal Government reviews Spam Act

The Federal Government has announcemed a review of the act designed to contain the growing menace of spam.
Tim Lohman Dec 14 2005, 9:51AM Security
More professionalism in IT needed

More professionalism in IT needed

The Minister for Communications, IT and the Arts, Senator Helen Coonan, has called for greater professionalism in the IT community, especially around insurance-related issues.
Staff Writers Mar 24 2005, 2:30PM News
Coonan to tackle IT

Coonan to tackle IT

Former Assistant Treasurer, Helen Coonan has been appointed as the Minister for Communications Information Technology and the Arts as part of a ministerial reshuffle announced by the PM in Melbourne yesterday.
DVD Editor Jul 15 2004, 12:00AM Hardware

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