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  • FST Media
  • 14 July 2021
NSW Audit exposes glaring cyber failures in state transport authorities; ACSC introduces E8 ‘zero level’ cyber maturity; and Federal Government scraps NDIS ‘robo-planning’ proposal.  – The Federal Government has scrapped plans to introduce NDIS independent assessments – dubbed “robo-planning” by critics –...
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  • FST Media
  • 14 July 2021
The Victorian Government has announced it will invest more than $35.2 million to develop its first state-wide ‘digital twin’ – a virtual replica of Victoria. The Government will partner with the CSIRO to develop the data-rich online platform, which it...
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  • FST Media
  • 14 July 2021
The NSW Audit Office has exposed “significant vulnerabilities” in the cyber defences of the state’s transport authorities, with the two assessed agencies failing to meet mandated target levels for the state’s Cyber Security Policy (CSP) and Federal Government’s ‘Essential Eight’....
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 12 July 2021
Australia’s federal, state and territory leaders have signed off on a national agreement to improve data-sharing processes and practices between jurisdictions, with a view to enhancing policy outcomes and service delivery across the two major tiers of government. On Friday,...
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  • Nanda Lakhwani
  • 30 June 2021
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned governments of the potential for inappropriate repurposing of excess health data collected by tech partners, and particularly AI developers, recommending in its latest report that stronger privacy mechanisms be installed to safeguard individual...
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  • FST Media
  • 30 June 2021
Fed Govt divvies out millions to boost Aussie cyber expertise; Expert warns National Archives at risk of cyber breach that could shatter public confidence in government; and WA unveils its next-gen Digital Strategy. – NSW’s Department of Customer Service is...
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  • FST Media
  • 29 June 2021
The Northern Territory Government has announced the launch of its own Joint Cyber Security Service (JCSS), joining a network of fellow JCSS hubs across the country. The Darwin-based JCSS serves as a collaborative hub between the Territory and Federal Governments...
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  • FST Media
  • 29 June 2021
The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has announced it recently procured software from local records management company RecordPoint, supporting the Government’s wider Digital Records Transformation Initiative. RecordPoint’s records management platform, Records365, overlays existing data and content management systems within an organisation,...
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  • Nanda Lakhwani
  • 29 June 2021
The Federal Government should establish a Made in Australia Office (MIAO) within the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet (DPM&C), with Australia’s peak tech innovation body believing it would buttress Australia against the next global crisis. The MIAO was one...
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  • FST Media
  • 29 June 2021
DTA loses its Chief Executive to government taskforce; South Australia confirms its next CISO; and The QLD Government fills six-month vacancy for prestigious Chief Entrepreneur role. – Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) Chief Executive Randall Brugeaud (pictured) will step down after...
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  • FST Media
  • 16 June 2021
NSW Government releases inaugural Data Strategy and refreshed Cyber Security Strategy; DTA seeks feedback on new Digital Identity legislation; and WA puts immediate halt on police accessing check-in data from Covid tracking app. – The NSW Government has released its...
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  • Nanda Lakhwani
  • 16 June 2021
To cope with a “100-fold increase” in questions from Queenslanders during the pandemic emergency, Queensland Health has revealed it built an AI chatbot with a local tech developer that has, to date, answered nearly one million private messages. Deployed on...
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  • Nanda Lakhwani
  • 16 June 2021
The Federal Government has rolled out a new self-guided digital tool that generates tailored employment contracts for small business owners, compliant with Australian workplace laws. By answering a series of questions through a web-based portal, the aptly named Employment Contract...
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  • FST Media
  • 14 June 2021
Adobe has announced it has secured IRAP certification for its eSignature service, Adobe Sign, opening the doors to wider uptake of the solution within Australian Government organisations. The assessment assures that the digital signature service meets the Australian Signals Directorate’s...
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  • FST Media
  • 2 June 2021
The Reserve Bank goes to market for a new identity and access management solution; Tasmania picks Oracle for vaccine rollout platform; and Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner cites current procurement processes as key barrier to fair adoption of emerging tech in...
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