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Should I consider something like Insight Trader or is Commsec's charting enough?

I think Comsec and similar broker-provided software is alright to start with. However, I think you will soon chafe at the limitations, if you are serious about technical analysis. Yes, you sound like an active investor, but that is still trading to me because capital gain seems to be you main objective rather than dividends.

I suggest you look at playing with the demonstration version of Insight Trader charting software from and see if you like it. It is extremely well supported if you have any problems.