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The first official etc etc report is at

Meanwhile, it's 0656 here in Canberra, Australia, the sun's just come out and everything's working normally as far as I can tell.

-- Alan E Brain (, December 31, 1999


Thank you very much. Please keep updating this post. It's great to finally be getting some good news that means something!

-- Gus (, December 31, 1999.

Good news, and good reading.. Thank you!

-- Bryce (, December 31, 1999.

SENATOR THE HON IAN CAMPBELL Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Manager of Government Business in the Senate

Media Release

Y2K NCC - NATIONAL STATUS REPORT NO. 1 The first Australian national Year 2000 status report has been released by Senator Ian Campbell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communciations, Information Technology and the Arts from the National Coordination Centre (NCC) in Canberra. The Report reflects the status of key Australian infrastructure at 4:00am, Australian Eastern Summer Time (AEST). The information received to date by the National Coordination Centre (NCC) suggests that key services in Australia are operating normally, said Senator Campbell. This is great news and it suggests that if any problems do emerge, they can be managed as operational problems usually are  as part of normal business. Electricity services to date are operating normally. The national broadcasters, ABC and SBS, report systems are operating normally. The major telecommunications carriers have advised that no Y2K problems are evident to date. Anticipated New Year congestion has caused delays in some areas and in relation to some international links. These delays were short-lived. Ian Macfarlane, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, issued a statement earlier today, advising that all indications are that the Australian financial system has made a smooth transition to the Year 2000. Over 50 banks, building societies and credit unions had reported to the RBA at the time of the Governors statement. Air Services Australia has reported that all air traffic management facilities on the east coast of Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Cairns, together with Adelaide and Darwin, have crossed into the Year 2000 without incident. All systems appear to be operating normally. A report has yet to be received from Perth. Smaller airports which do not have 24 hour operation will be assessed later today. No Y2K problems have been reported which affect key service delivery to transport, health, water or government services. As predicted, however, there has been the odd minor glitch. Both Tasmania and South Australia have experienced a minor problem with portable ticket validators on urban bus systems. The problem has been resolved. Many organisations will use the holiday weekend to test their systems to confirm that they continued to operate normally through the date rollover, so it could be some days before a final picture can be developed, said Senator Campbell. Further national status reports will be released after 10:00am and 03:00pm AEST. All information released by the NCC, including updated advice, is available at Media contact: Georgia-Kate Schubert, Senator Campbells office Phone: 0419 265234 website: 1 January 2000

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