Telstra and Motorola to build Queensland’s wireless network

By Paul Hemsley Telecommunications companies Telstra and Motorola have formally signed off on a $457.3 million contract from the Queensland government to design, build, operate and maintain the state’s Government Wireless Network (GWN) in a 15 year managed services deal. The two companies have been in the running to take on Premier Campbell Newman’s GWN […]

Queensland police expand drive-by number plate surveillance

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski The Queensland government has expanded its use of Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology to controversially include unmarked police vehicles that will be tasked to silently snoop-out car registration details as they drive-by alleged crime hot spots. The government says the drive-by surveillance technology is being deployed as part […]

Queensland cops pursue arresting apps

By Paul Hemsley The Queensland government will issue 50 police officers across the state with smartphones or a tablet devices containing a new, custom built app that lets them instantly search through person, vehicle and address details on the law enforcement data systems, a move authorities believe can save police crews around 30 minutes each […]

Police communications improved from refurbishment

By Paul Hemsley The Queensland Government has refurbished the Beenleigh Police facility with the construction of a regional communications centre. Constructing the communications centre for $8.3 million meant combining two former police communication centres in Beenleigh and Broadbeach. Police minister, Neil Roberts said the larger communications centre would service the wider Eastern Police Region, which […]

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