In a recent confidential report, the NBN Co has warned that prices for the fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) national broadband network (NBN) services will probably remain high over time because of shortfalls in connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) revenues accruing from the fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) model.
On the basis of the findings from an investigation of nearly 350 games on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has proposed that a new set of principles should be laid down for governing in-app purchases for child-friendly games.
Analysts say, Australian business unit AAPT has fetched a good price for Telecom. This morning the NZX-listed telecom company announced the sale of AAPT for A$450 million to Aussie telecom TPG. This follows Telecom's earlier sale of the AAPT consumer division to iiNet for A$60 million ($75 million). Telecom spent A$2.2 billion buying AAPT at the height of the dot. com boom in 1999 and 2000 but it has been seen as a poor performer for the company.
In an accident which has been called the biggest nuclear accidents in Australian history, a tank containing uranium burst at the Ranger uranium mine releasing a million litres of acidic radioactive slurry in Kakadu National Park.
The mine is surrounded by Kakadu National Park and is located about 230 kilometres east of Darwin.
As reports say, Greg Woolley a private financier is leading a consortium of investors planning to approach Qantas Airways Ltd. (QAN. AU) and Australia's government with a plan to buy the struggling airline's jets. The deal could be worth more than 5 billion Australian dollars.
After drug Marley led five people to be admitted in intensive care in Victoria, authorities concerned have decided to ban the drug.
The drug has been named after the reggae icon Bob Marley. The synthetic drug will get banned from Tuesday and those who will be found having the drug will face imprisonment of 15 years.
In a recent "revelation" which is being touted by Fairfax Media as Telstra's data 'vacuum,' the big Australian telecom firm is apparently 'vacuuming up' data from the telephone calls of Australian users via highly advanced surveillance systems.
Healing facilities in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven Local Health District contrast favourably and those around the state in a report that takes a gander at passings accompanying hospitalisation for certain conditions.
Share prices of Nine Entertainment Co. dropped as much as 3.4 percent on their stock market debut, roughly 14 months after U. S. funds Apollo Global Management LLC (APO) and Oaktree Capital Group LLC (OAK) took control of the broadcaster in a debt-for-equity swap. Australia's second-biggest free-to-air broadcaster's share dropped to A$2 at 2:24 p. m. in Sydney compared to an offer price of A$2.05 a share.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has been investigating whether shopper dockets, the fuel-saving offers by the supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles have been decreasing competition.
The ACCC had been concerned about discounts of 8 cents per liter.
The two major supermarkets of the nation have approved of taking significant steps towards addressing concerns about fuel shopper dockets.
Barry Eichengreen, the U. S. economics professor says Australia and New Zealand could consider a common currency to address concern over their exchange rates as overvalued.
He said, "Monetary union between Australia and New Zealand is an interesting possibility to contemplate."
Asthma is a disease that affects every aspect of adult life, from not allowing parents to happily run around their kids to not having real sexual pleasure. Well, this is what a new study has revealed about how one's happiness is affected by the disease.
Some outcomes, distributed today in The Journal of Neuroscience, may help shed some light on why shift specialists are at high danger of conditions like corpulence and diabetes.
Scientists have discovered that certain nerves in the stomach demonstrate a sort of natural clock, which might help hose hunger during the evening and permit heartier consuming throughout the day.
The NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has helped in providing a rare sighting that showed two super-massive black holes.
Both the black holes were found to be in a position in which they have circled each other. After the sighting was made by the WISE, scientists followed up the same through the Australian Telescope Compact Array near Narrabri and the Gemini South telescope in Chile.
According to a new report by researchers from the University of Sydney, poorer women are more likely to have pre-term babies. They said women who live in rural areas have higher risk of getting pre-term baby. Along with this, women who smoke or are Aboriginal and older mothers also pose higher risk of having preterm baby.
As compared to urban hospitals, it is likely that patients who are admitted to rural and regional hospitals will die even after being admitted to hospitals for sickness, including pneumonia.
Regardless of the figures, the probability of patients dying in the month following hospital admission for five common conditions, such as stroke, has reduced in NSW.
The Victorian Government is being called upon by doctors and nurses to fund an extension of the Royal Children's Hospital. This will help in coping with the rising demand before the new Monash Children's Hospital that is to be opened in the year 2017.
Two super-massive black holes have been found in a remote galaxy that is said to be around 3.8 billion light years from Earth. Both are present in such a way that it seems that they have circled each other like dance partners.
Australian farmers may not be capable of feeding its own population, if the global warming continues to grow at its current pace, says a group of Australian economists and scientists.
A new report states that people are stopping the use of cholesterol medication because of ABC catalyst programs. A survey was conducted in October, consisting of two episodes. The first episode was the questioning session to find out the link between heart disease and cholesterol. The second episode examined the wide use of statin, anti-cholesterol drug.