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  • FST Media
  • 20 November 2020
NSW announces tech priorities in pandemic-focused state Budget; Australia’s Digital Health Agency puts call out to industry to help deliver the first phase of its infrastructure modernisation program; and Tasmania announces a $135 million investment in Government ICT service delivery....
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 17 November 2020
Faced with immediate crises, including most recently the Covid pandemic, government organisations should seek to embed automation into security architectures or risk potentially “catastrophic” implications from emerging cyber threats, say information security leaders featured on FST Government New South Wales‘ virtual...
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  • FST Media
  • 16 November 2020
NSW and SA Budget announcements see millions flow to digital projects; the Tasmanian Government announces a multi-million dollar health tech package; and the NSW Gov launches new ePlanning service. As part of the state budget announced last Tuesday, the South...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 12 November 2020
Beset by talent shortages, Western Australia is nevertheless “uniquely positioned” to capitalise on the opportunities created by data scientists – yet to do so will require policy change, including a refresh of the Government’s Open Data Policy, a new report...
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  • FST Media
  • 6 November 2020
Federal Government commences review and consultation into Privacy Act changes and AI; Service Victoria seeks new operator for all-in-one service platform; and ACSC certifies Oracle to handle government data up to protected level. The Federal Government has commenced a review...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 5 November 2020
The Federal Government is seeking public feedback into proposed changes of Australia’s Privacy Act, with new rules to address longstanding concerns around the capture and use of personal data by online platforms and other emerging technologies. The proposed amendments will,...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 5 November 2020
Revenue NSW has put out a call to market seeking a cloud migration partner to help overhaul ageing infrastructure and develop a “future cloud platform”. The partner would be sought to help migrate the agency’s “Crown Jewel” applications to a...
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  • FST Media
  • 5 November 2020
October saw the effects of the Budget announcement ripple through Australian Government departments, with a key tech appointment for the DoD, changes ahead for the DTA, and the formation of a new Federal advisory committee for cyber. Federal The Australian...
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  • FST Media
  • 29 October 2020
Home Affairs seeks developer partners to build its recently announced reusable permissions capability platform; ABS launches public pilot of its digital census; and Tasmania’s critical tech infrastructure faces fierce scrutiny in state audit. The Federal Government has announced the appointment...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 27 October 2020
Australia’s healthcare practitioners have leapt onto the nation’s digital health records system, My Health Record, over the past year, with a 140 per cent jump in the sharing and collaborative use of patients’ medical data, the Australian Digital Health Agency’s...
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  • FST Media
  • 23 October 2020
NSW releases new purchasing arrangements for cybersecurity contractors; WA to build $13m health and medical “innovation hub”; and Federal Government seeks public input into proposed regulatory principles for emerging tech of “national interest”, including AI and quantum computing.  Tracking the...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 22 October 2020
For the New Zealand Government to make meaningful and efficient use of its vast data resources, public sector leaders and workforces need to undergo a radical “change in mindset”. Data must be woven deeply into the fabric of agency processes,...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 20 October 2020
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is set once more to attempt a digital makeover of its longstanding, paper-based Incoming Passenger Cards, while also announcing an overhaul of the visa applications process. The new Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) system is...
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  • FST Media
  • 16 October 2020
The ATO and Electoral Commission put call out to industry to help deliver massive tech upgrades; and investigation finds the OAIC may be “severely underfunded” and unable to properly perform its duties after missing nearly all of its performance goals....
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 15 October 2020
The Federal Government has announced the formation of two new working groups, part of the National Blockchain Roadmap, tasked with investigating use cases for blockchain in cybersecurity and regtech. The working groups, which fall under the remit of the Roadmap’s...
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