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  • Oksana Patron
  • 22 June 2022
The NSW state auditor has flagged outdated IT systems and capabilities as ongoing cybersecurity risks for councils, urging laggard local governments to enact cybersecurity controls and formalise their IT policies. More than one in three councils surveyed, for instance, were...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 22 June 2022
The Queensland Government has entered into a partnership with Microsoft to help launch the careers of First Nations people seeking to join the state’s digital workforce. The new initiative, known as the First Nations Digital Careers Program, will support up...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 22 June 2022
The NSW Government has announced a $108.5 million funding boost over four years to back “revolutionary new institutes” of applied technology, in a further push to address two critical areas of educational demand: the digital technology and digital construction industries....
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 22 June 2022
The NSW Government has unveiled a new ‘Gravity Model’ for the state, providing vital spatial data on terrain, water flow, and potential flood and other natural disaster risks across NSW. The project – part of the Government’s overall smart cities...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 8 June 2022
The Tasmanian Government has allocated $150 million over four years to upgrade its digital health infrastructure, with a push to create what it has dubbed Australia’s first “fully integrated healthcare system”. The investment – which falls under a 2022-23 State...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 8 June 2022
The NSW Government’s Department of Customer Service (DCS) has announced it has entered into a new three-year, $57.6 million deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) under which the hyperscaler cloud provider will host the DCS’s computer and storage infrastructure. DCS...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 8 June 2022
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) to combat unlawful spam and scam messages. Under the terms of the agreement, both agencies have committed...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 8 June 2022
While Australia’s peak associations for tech professionals have largely welcomed the newly elected Labor Government’s ministerial appointees, concerns remain over the lack of a centralised digital economy portfolio and where Federal responsibility will lie for promoting the sector’s growth. Two...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 25 May 2022
Governments need greater dynamism and constant iteration of their information governance management frameworks, as well as greater cross-agency alignment in data standards, in order to keep pace with agencies’ rapidly evolving digital ecosystems, according to panellists at the FST Government...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 25 May 2022
Leaders from across the four Quad countries, Australia, Japan, US and India, have committed to improving information-sharing among their Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERT), including “exchanges on lessons learnt and best practices”, according to a communique issued by the White...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 25 May 2022
The New South Wales Government has selected Thoughtworks Australia to develop and deploy a new digital birth certificate, aimed to provide citizens with “highly secure, anytime, anywhere access” to the seminal identity document. The NSW Government announced in April 2021...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 24 May 2022
Singapore-based payments platform provider, Nium, has acquired SoCash, a fellow Singaporean alternative payments network platform that offers a digital platform enabling cash circulation without the need for ATMs, cash logistics, and branches. SoCash’s platform brings together financial institutions and digital...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 19 May 2022
New Zealand will invest $20 million over the next four years in two tech sector growth initiatives under its Digital Technologies and Industry Transformation Plan (ITP) – a key commitment from its just-released 2022 Budget. The initiatives are hoped to...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 11 May 2022
The Morrison Government has pledged $5 million, if re-elected, to develop a new technology skills ‘passport’ that it says will help open career pathways to the technology sector. Developed by the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN), the new passport...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 11 May 2022
The Western Australia Government has earmarked $48.6 million to expand and upgrade mobile and broadband coverage and services in the state’s regions. The investment comes as a part of WA’s 2022-23 Budget, and will also draw in nearly $100 million...
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