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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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  • Megan Andrew
  • 13 October 2020
The New Zealand Government has launched a new initiative to accelerate the uptake of cloud and “execute well-designed and governed cloud migrations” across NZ’s public sector. The whole-of-government Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE), to be established over the next two...
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  • FST Media
  • 9 October 2020
Tuesday evening, all eyes were on parliament as the Morrison Government delivered its hotly anticipated ‘Covid recovery’ Budget, with – perhaps unsurprisingly – a significant portion of the digital investment pie slated for jobs creation and business boosting initiatives to...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 8 October 2020
In a rapidly changing world, where government services demand greater dynamism and responsiveness to citizen needs, Victoria’s Single Digital Presence (SDP) stands as an exemplar for governments across Australia seeking to fast-track customer service deployments online. This approach will equip...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 7 October 2020
The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has launched a new Women in Digital coaching program, open to women across the public sector seeking to develop digital skills and pursue leadership roles in technology. DTA chief executive Randall Brugeaud said the program,...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 1 October 2020
If government agencies can “break down silos” and create “customer-centric” digital services, they will benefit from “huge savings” and enable better customer experiences, argues Jonas Peterson, chief digital officer for the WA office of digital government. Presenting the opening keynote...
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  • FST Media
  • 1 October 2020
Federal Government commits $800 million to post-Covid digital business recovery plan; WA unveils inaugural Cyber Security Centre; and QLD Auditor-General flags “significant issues” with health department’s new finance and supply chain management system. The Federal Government has committed $800 million...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 1 October 2020
NSW’s Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) has released guidance for agencies on the use of personal information by automated decision-making systems. The release coincides with state’s Right to Know Week, a campaign aimed at raising awareness of individuals’ fundamental rights...
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  • FST Media
  • 25 September 2020
When confronted with the future unknowns of a socially transformative technology, it’s human nature to muse on the worst-case what ifs.  For the doomsayers among us, automation is a technology that often invites apocalyptic visions of mass robot armies replacing...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 24 September 2020
For the Queensland Government to “remain relevant” and citizen-focused into the 21st century, Chris Fechner, the Sunshine State’s first chief customer and digital officer, has called for the creation of a “digital roadmap” to clearly define state agencies’ digital priorities...
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  • FST Media
  • 23 September 2020
Federal Government unveils $4.5 billion nbn investment to boost network speeds, but backtracks on proposed last-mile fibre upgrade; security flaw uncovered in myGovID; and NZ releases new privacy guidance for agencies in lead up to new Privacy Act. The Federal...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 17 September 2020
Technology has been instrumental for the public sector as it adjusts to life in the Covid-19 era. The pandemic has proved a catalyst for change and greater resilience within public agencies, forcing organisations to grow, adapt, and extend their citizen...
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  • FST Media
  • 17 September 2020
Review concludes hackers made off with more than 700 gigabytes of Service NSW data; Fed Govt announces a public consultation into Data Availability and Transparency Bill; and ASD’s security remit extended to support newly classified ‘critical infrastructure’.  Tracking the week...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 16 September 2020
NSW businesses have been encouraged to make use of new patron ‘check-in’ service embedded within the Service NSW app, giving state health authorities a valuable new data source for coronavirus contact tracing. User data, including names, contact details as well...
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  • FST Media
  • 2 September 2020
National auditor uncovers potential instance of fraud within DTA; NSW license data exposed on cloud storage; and Victoria’s Health and Human services agency to establish new CISO role. Tracking the week that was in digital innovations and developments across Australia...
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