Shout out to diggers through fortified alcohol management app

A free smartphone app designed to help current and ex-Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel and veterans manage their drinking has been updated with new features, including being able to email an individual’s drinking history to a doctor or to themselves. ON TRACK with The Right Mix, (iTunes download ; Android download) which was originally launched […]

Big biometric upgrade for Immigration

By Julian Bajkowski The Department of Immigration and Citizenship has gone to market for a substantial upgrade of its biometric identification systems that use facial recognition and fingerprinting systems to electronically check-up on prospective entrants to Australia. Tender documents released to the market reveal that Immigration authorities are seeking to buy commercial-off-the-shelf technology that will […]

Aussie Special Forces want smartphones for combat

By Julian Bajkowski Australia’s elite combat forces serving in regions including Afghanistan could soon be issued devices like iPhones and iPads as standard kit for fighting wars as the military looks to give soldiers a digital edge over their adversaries. The Department of Defence has called for technology suppliers to provide it with ideas on […]

Australian contractor guilty of accepting bribes in the US

By Lilia Guan Queenslander, Neil Campbell, has pleaded guilty in US District Court for the District of Columbia, to seeking out $197000 (US$190000) in payments as a reward for steering United States-funded contracts in Afghanistan. Mr Campbell was originally charged on 19 August 2010. He was arrested in New Delhi, India, in October 2010 and […]


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