Laws introduced to combat online predators

New laws introduced by the NSW Government to crack down on paedophiles lurking on the internet was welcomed this month (December 2007) by Microsoft’s Vice President of Trustworthy Computing, Scott Charney in a meeting with the NSW Minister for Police, David Campbell. The new laws will require convicted child sex offenders to register active email…

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New World Class Cyber Crime Lab announced

The only Microsoft laboratory in the southern hemisphere designed to tackle emerging cyber crime problems such as new online viruses and malicious software (Malware), was announced in Melbourne today (December 4) jointly by Microsoft and Victoria’s Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Theo Theophanous. The new Microsoft Malware Protection Centre Lab (MMPCL) is one of…

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First Microsoft studio in Northern Territory

Last month (November 2007), Microsoft and the Northern Territory government signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a Microsoft studio. The investment is expected to be $6 million over a three year period, and provide opportunities for a graduate technology specialist. The signing took place in Darwin with the Northern Territory Minister for Communications, Elliot…

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Education revolution – Full rotation or a great change?

Reflecting on revolutions this week I was struck by the scale of the challenges facing the new Labor Federal Government – and the federal bureaucracy – in delivering the Digital Education Revolution (Digital Revolution Policy) First some context… Federal Government and Education We all know the Federal Government does not operate a single secondary school…

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New calculator launched to help women assess breast cancer

A web based calculator designed to assess a woman’s personal risk of breast cancer and their associated risk if they take Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) was officially launched last week (November 21) at the NSW Breast Cancer Institute, Westmead Hospital. Microsoft in partnership with the Institute and Sydney West Area Health Service (SWAHS) brought together…

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NSW Minister for Commerce visits Microsoft

Last week (November 19), Microsoft Australia welcomed the NSW Minister for Roads & Commerce, the Hon Eric Roozendaal and the Director General of the NSW Department of Commerce, Mr John Lee to Microsoft headquarters in Sydney. The Minister and Director General got a first hand demonstration of X-Box and Windows Media Centre as well as…

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E-Election 2007: Communications technology and elections

The evening of 26 September 1960 was a defining moment for Western democratic politics. On that summer night in a CBS television studio in the city of Chicago, before an estimated audience of 70 million, two political candidates put forward their cases for election to the office of President of the United States of America….

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Welcome

Welcome to augovtaffairs: Microsoft’s new Australian blog dedicated to Government Affairsaugovtaffairs is new addition to our website dedicated to Microsoft Australia Government Affairs. We hope this new form of digital inclusion provides another insight into Microsoft Australia and its partnership with Government. We welcome your comments and feedback to our site, and stay in tune…

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