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  • Paul Crighton
  • 20 October 2021
The Australian Government is taking great strides to achieve its goal of becoming one of the top three digital governments by 2025. In its roadmap, data management is classed as an imperative for the public sector to ensure it is...
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  • FST Media
  • 20 October 2021
Federal Government releases Ransomware Action Plan, however critics fear businesses will fail to meet key recommendations; Govt to issue “vaccine passports” for international travel; and ICAC investigates dodgy software deal by two TAFE NSW execs. – The Federal Government has...
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  • FST Media
  • 20 October 2021
The Federal Government will a total of $6.5 million in grants to assist SMEs in developing new regtech solutions to share and improve access to occupational licence data, enabling licenced workers to more seamlessly ply their trades across Australia’s states...
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  • Margaret Paton
  • 20 October 2021
The Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO’s) Second Commissioner Jeremy Hirschhorn thinks so. He sees tax in a “natural ecosystem”, where the tax office is focused not only on audits and timely prompts to enforce compliance, but also on compassion. An ATO...
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  • FST Media
  • 20 October 2021
Covid lockdowns have driven a steady increase in the use of digital services and devices over the last year. However, regional and older Australians’ access still lags considerably behind the most wired-in metropolitan communities, with the pandemic appearing to exacerbate...
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  • Nanda Lakhwani
  • 20 October 2021
Outdated data and inaccurate predictive tools are impeding the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s (DELWP) ability to halt Victoria’s biodiversity decline, the state’s Attorney-General has revealed in a recent audit report. The report, drawn up by the Victorian...
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  • FST Media
  • 7 October 2021
DTA reveals first four cloud service providers to be certified at “strategic level” – its the highest level of assurance; The Federal Government invites feedback on the exposure draft of its Trusted Digital Identity Bill, which looks to extend its...
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  • FST Media
  • 7 October 2021
US Government contractors and other firms that receive federal funding will be slapped with “hefty fines” if they fail to disclose breaches under a new initiative put forward by the US Department of Justice (DOJ). The plans were unveiled by...
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  • FST Media
  • 7 October 2021
The Federal Government poaches Queensland’s digital chief to lead the Digital Transformation Agency; Defence industry minister picks up science and technology portfolios, with Christian Porter’s former industry ministry split in two; and the NSW Government appoints lead for its AI-backed...
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  • Leath Thomas
  • 6 October 2021
From its inception with the launch of Amazon Web Services in 2006, cloud computing has arguably become one the most disruptive technologies of the modern digital age. Lowering computing costs, enabling technical and business agility, delivering scalable, ultra-fast services, infrastructure...
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  • Nanda Lakhwani
  • 6 October 2021
New Zealand is set to strengthen cooperation with the Republic of Korea in data-sharing, e-trading, artificial intelligence, fintech development as well as government procurement, with the East Asian nation accepted into the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) alongside Chile and...
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  • FST Media
  • 24 September 2021
The Victorian Government unveils its latest Cyber Strategy; AWS to build NZ$7.5 billion Asia Pacific Region in Auckland; and the NSW Government launches its ‘vaccine passport’ trial. – The Victorian Government has this week unveiled its five-year Cyber Strategy. Among...
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  • Margaret Paton
  • 23 September 2021
Within the next 10 to 15 years, every government-funded infrastructure project should move to adopt cross-functional digital twins. This is one of several key recommendations from Infrastructure Australia’s (IA’s) ambitious five-yearly report. The 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan, released earlier this...
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  • FST Media
  • 23 September 2021
Amazon Web Services (AWS) clients in New Zealand will soon no longer need to depend on Australia-based servers to run AWS workloads and store data, with the cloud services giant confirming it will build its first Asia Pacific Region in...
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  • Nanda Lakhwani
  • 22 September 2021
The Victorian Government is set to make it easier for public agencies to procure goods and services related to the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) Essential Eight maturity model as a key priority of its just-released cyber strategy. Unveiled this...
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