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  • Oksana Patron
  • 6 July 2022
Stadiums Queensland has signed a five-year deal with Queensland-based SaaS technology provider to the sports and hospitality sectors, MSL Solutions Limited, to supply new point-of-sale (POS) systems. Under the terms of the $3.6 million-plus contract, MSL will deliver a new...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 5 July 2022
Western Australian councils have again fallen below the state Auditor-General’s minimum benchmark for cybersecurity controls, with not one of the 12 assessed entities passing the AG’s muster. In-depth capability maturity assessments were conducted on 12 – mostly medium to large...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 22 June 2022
The NSW Government has been found to have overstated the benefits reaped by stakeholders from its ePlanning portal, with a recent NSW Auditor-General report concluding that any gains made were due, also, to a broad suite of planning reforms as...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 22 June 2022
The NSW state auditor has flagged outdated IT systems and capabilities as ongoing cybersecurity risks for councils, urging laggard local governments to enact cybersecurity controls and formalise their IT policies. More than one in three councils surveyed, for instance, were...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 22 June 2022
The Queensland Government has entered into a partnership with Microsoft to help launch the careers of First Nations people seeking to join the state’s digital workforce. The new initiative, known as the First Nations Digital Careers Program, will support up...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 22 June 2022
The NSW Government has announced a $108.5 million funding boost over four years to back “revolutionary new institutes” of applied technology, in a further push to address two critical areas of educational demand: the digital technology and digital construction industries....
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 22 June 2022
The NSW Government has unveiled a new ‘Gravity Model’ for the state, providing vital spatial data on terrain, water flow, and potential flood and other natural disaster risks across NSW. The project – part of the Government’s overall smart cities...
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  • FST Media
  • 21 June 2022
Eyes were firmly on the New South Wales and Queensland Governments this week following the same-day release of their respective 2022-23 Budgets. Widely acknowledged as Australia’s premier digital government, NSW looks to have pared back its ICT investments for its...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 8 June 2022
The Tasmanian Government has allocated $150 million over four years to upgrade its digital health infrastructure, with a push to create what it has dubbed Australia’s first “fully integrated healthcare system”. The investment – which falls under a 2022-23 State...
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  • FST Media
  • 8 June 2022
The newly elected Albanese Labor Government unveils its first ministry, committing to a key election promise on cyber; DTA appoints new CTO; and AusPost tech GM bids farewell. – The newly elected Albanese Labor Government has announced a number of...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 8 June 2022
The NSW Government’s Department of Customer Service (DCS) has announced it has entered into a new three-year, $57.6 million deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) under which the hyperscaler cloud provider will host the DCS’s computer and storage infrastructure. DCS...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 8 June 2022
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) to combat unlawful spam and scam messages. Under the terms of the agreement, both agencies have committed...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 8 June 2022
While Australia’s peak associations for tech professionals have largely welcomed the newly elected Labor Government’s ministerial appointees, concerns remain over the lack of a centralised digital economy portfolio and where Federal responsibility will lie for promoting the sector’s growth. Two...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 8 June 2022
While governments have an obligation – and, indeed, interest – to share data freely (with citizens, fellow agencies, as well as external industry partners), and moreover to be transparent with the public about how it is used, there is increasing...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 2 June 2022
‘Smart places’ transformation, including progressive adoption of breakthrough IoT and digital twin technologies, is set to become a foremost priority under the NSW Government’s Digital and Customer Capability Framework, according to the Government’s head of strategic digital initiatives, Dr Kate...
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