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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 3 August 2022
The Federal Labor Government has backed the Tech Council of Australia’s (TCA’s) recommended path to creating an additional 650,000 local tech jobs, noting it will work with the tech sector “towards [achieving] shared goals” and meet surging industry demand for...
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  • FST Media
  • 3 August 2022
Australian defence portfolio agencies will have a new facility to procure geospatial goods, services and emerging geospatial technologies, with the Department of Defence announcing the launch of a dedicated Geospatial Goods and Services Standing Offer Panel (GeoPanel). Through the GeoPanel,...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 3 August 2022
Government technology leaders must make efforts to improve IT asset management and accelerate tech investment cycles, creating an environment where digital systems can readily adapt to fast-changing technology upgrade cycles and ICT teams can ensure smooth delivery of digital transformation...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 3 August 2022
Australia’s financial intelligence and anti-money laundering agency, AUSTRAC, has announced a new partnership with Pacific financial intelligence units, with the agency also set to play host to a Pacific Intelligence Analyst Course at the Australian National University (ANU). The partnership...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 3 August 2022
Regulatory technology (regtech) will play an increasingly important role in future governments, including councils, with its potential to drastically improve efficiencies and the regulatory performance of the public sector, according to Minister for Government Services and Minister for Regulatory Reform...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 29 July 2022
Creating more accessible cyber skills pathways, including a range of programs to attract and boost the participation of women, veterans as well as mid-tier career interns, will prove vital to the overall success and objectives of Victoria’s Cyber Security Strategy,...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 20 July 2022
The NSW Government has announced it will allocate $2.9 million to trial the implementation of 32 sensors on 32 public transport buses to help track road quality issues and prioritise road repairs. The trial, to be led by Transport for...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 20 July 2022
Google has announced it has achieved Certified Strategic Status for its cloud services under the Australian Government’s Hosting Certification Framework (HCF). The HCF was designed by the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) to help protect government systems and data, ensuring selected...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 20 July 2022
The New South Wales Government has added NetApp to its cloud purchasing arrangements (CPA) – a collection of NSW whole-of-government contracts with cloud service providers (CSPs). CPA refers to contracts with hyperscale CSPs where the contracts are designed primarily for...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 20 July 2022
The Western Australia Government’s Data Science Innovation Hub (WADISH) will once again host a ‘hackathon’ aimed at developing a range of real-world digital solutions for the healthcare sector. The 10-day event, to be held in mid-August, will bring together data...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 20 July 2022
The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has enlisted Fujitsu Australia to roll out new critical incident mobile terminals as part of a $60 million investment by the state Government to improve fire emergency response. The new five-year...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 6 July 2022
Australian Government agencies are still at the beginning stages of their digital transformation journeys for document handling and processing despite the rapid digital pivots achieved during Covid, according to the latest research from cloud software developer Adobe. According to the...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 6 July 2022
Australia’s Department of Defence has signed a new deal with government software developer archTIS (also known as AR9) for the expansion of its existing ‘Kojensi’ system – billed as a highly secure platform that enables users to securely share and...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 6 July 2022
The Western Australia Government has unveiled a new online platform and resource, Dandjoo, that provides access to historical biodiversity data – part of the Government’s digital transformation and long-term strategy to improve environmental assessments and planning. The data-sharing platform, created...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 6 July 2022
Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil has revealed the Labor Government will shelve the Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) system introduced by Morrison Government earlier this year. The move comes as the Government scraps the requirement – from 6 July – for...
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