The Australian government has approved Chinese-owned tech giant Huawei’s $136 million radio and telecommunications contract with the Western Australian government, despite ongoing security concerns.
 

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has assessed the cybersecurity credentials of several Federal Government agencies, with all but one department failing its review.
 

 

Australia’s Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Transformation, Michael Keenan, has announced a Federal plan to overhaul Australia’s online services by 2025.

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has pledged his support for the local armed forces industry, awarding three Australian businesses defence contracts in an effort to shore up Australia’s military preparedness

 

 

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has publicly released a design system outlining a proposal to implement blockchain technology in developing online services and government websites.

 

The Federal Government has announced a $2.4 billion investment into local research, science, and technology projects in an effort to spur digital innovation in the private sector and increase job opportunities for Australians.
 

The Federal Government will commit $44.6 million from the 2018 Budget to establish a Consumer Data Right (CDR) framework, expected to fast-track the rollout of open banking.
 

 

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has pledged his support for the local armed forces industry, awarding three Australian businesses defence contracts in an effort to shore up Australia’s military preparedness.

Blockchain could prove the most important technological innovation in a generation, surpassing the social and economic impact of the internet, according to Jason Potts, professor of economics, finance and marketing at Melbourne’s RMIT University.
 

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has announced it will build a new identity proofing and credential security platform to replace its existing AUSkey security system.

 AUSkey will be completely reinvented? (word choice – ‘superseded’/ ‘reconfigured’/’revamped’ maybe?) by the AUSid system, which will also align with the Federal Government’s national identity system, Govpass, which it states will providing more accessibility and convenience to the Australian public.

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