Showing posts from October, 2011

The Australian IT | PiNG: Upgrade downs Health network

Upgrade downs Health network Fran Foo AN upgrade went so wrong at the Department of Health and Ageing that a small task took up to 300 minutes to process.   Crash in IT jobs expected Jennifer Foreshew RESOURCES demand is making Western Australia the likely exception to an IT jobs slump.   Call for delicate Medicare merger Karen Dearne A SENATE committee is calling for changes to allow a merger of Medicare claims and pharmaceutical benefits information.   PC spin-off idea dents HP's business Chris Griffith HP suffered from its decision to hold a very public discussion about separating its PC business from other activities.   Travel treaty sparks privacy fears Karen Dearne THE Gillard government has quietly signed a revised Passenger Name Record agreement with the EU.   Small firm joins big league at CHOGM Andrew Colley THE technology at this year's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth

The Australian Capital Circle: Qantas recriminations overshadow Cup day cut

Qantas recriminations overshadow Cup day cut   A rate cut before the race that stops the nation will be welcomed by punters today. Julia Gillard is on radio through the morning, including A BC Sydney, 5AA , and FM stations, to defend the government's handling of the Qantas dispute. Ms Gillard told 5AA : "Fair Work Australia's decision was a win for the travelling public...the planes will be in the sky". She'll attend the Labor caucus meeting at 9.30am. The PM flies out to the G20 meeting in Cannes tonight. Tony Abbott is in Canberra for parliament. He'll attend the Liberal and Coalition party room meetings this morning. Mr Abbott spoke to radio station 2UE this morning, keeping up the pressure on Labor for its handling of the Qantas dispute. "What the prime minister should have done is get on the phone to Alan Joyce and then used the powers available to her under the Fair Work Act,'' Mr Abbott said, adding: "The p