According to ACMA, the number of complaints received about unwanted calls declined by 60 per cent over the last year. Doubtless the $300,000 in fines handed out by ACMA to violators had something to do with that.
There are now 3.5 million numbers on the register, which is being expanded to cover businesses and fax numbers.
Angus has been writing professionally about technology since 1994 and breaking it for even longer. He is based in Sydney but spends a frankly unhealthy portion of his life on the road, tracking down the latest stories. In 2011, he won the IT Journo Award For Best Consumer Technology Journalist and Consensus IT Writers Award for Best Technical Writer for his work on Lifehacker; about time too.