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  • Oksana Patron
  • 19 May 2022
New Zealand will invest $20 million over four years in two tech sector growth initiatives under its Digital Technologies and Industry Transformation Plan (ITP) – and a key commitment from its just-released 2022 Budget. The initiatives are hoped to provide...
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  • FST Media
  • 11 May 2022
The NSW Government has invited the public to provide feedback on the accessibility and inclusivity of its Digital Identity program. Feedback from the survey will be used to identify potential barriers encountered by citizens accessing NSW Government digital services as...
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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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  • Oksana Patron
  • 11 May 2022
The Western Australia Government is set to further strengthen its cybersecurity capabilities under its Digital Strategy 2021-25, including an expansion “in the coming months” of its whole-of-government cybersecurity unit, WA Government chief information officer Greg Italiano revealed during a recent...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 11 May 2022
In its efforts to bridge the digital divide, public libraries have stood at the front line of the WA Government’s push to upskill and empower digitally excluded communities. Yet, many of the state’s libraries are still crying out for basic...
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  • FST Media
  • 11 May 2022
While the public sector’s tech talent shortage woes are hardly new, solutions to patch this demand gap have been few and far between. For the more niche cybersecurity discipline, this shortfall is even more pronounced, increasing the potential firepower gap...
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  • FST Media
  • 27 April 2022
Victoria Police poaches longstanding Dept of Health CIO; Attorney-General’s department seeks new Assistant Director of ICT; and the Australian Research Council announces new 10-member advisory committee. – Victoria Police has appointed Steve Hodgkinson as its next Chief Digital Officer. He replaces...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 27 April 2022
The Department of Health (DoH) has inked a three-year extension to a longstanding outsourcing deal with Kiwi tech company Datacom, expected to save the DoH “millions of dollars” through streamlined public cloud adoption. Datacom said the new deal, secured for...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 27 April 2022
A lack of ready access to IT systems and digital equipment hindered staff from efficiently administering Victoria’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Act over the course of the Covid lockdowns, according to a new report by the Office of the Victorian...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 27 April 2022
Given the increased risk of malicious cyber operations by Russian state-sponsored and criminal actors since the start of the war in Ukraine, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has released a set of recommendations for critical infrastructure organisations to immediately...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 27 April 2022
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has observed an increase in BlackCat/ALPHV operative ransomware attacks globally this year, warning that Australian organisations, including government and critical infrastructure operators as well as energy, finance, and construction businesses, have already been attacked...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 27 April 2022
Brisbane City Council has ordered a new set of vehicle-mounted AI solutions for automated parking enforcement from ASX-listed video and sensor datasets provider, SenSen Networks. According to the Melbourne-based tech firm, the deal, which commences in June 2022 for the...
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  • FST Media
  • 13 April 2022
Success in digital transformation programs will largely depend on the ability to hire and upskill data literate and agile people that are able to work not only across a range of datasets but also ‘big picture’ architectures, equipping them with...
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  • FST Media
  • 13 April 2022
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has signed a new, $62.3 million deal with consultancy Accenture to continue its work on the whole-of-government Modernising Business Registers program. Accenture has once again been enlisted to provide its support, this time on project...
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