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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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  • Megan Andrew
  • 2 September 2020
Despite worldwide renown as a centre of bushfire research and digital innovation, NSW appears to be failing to effectively apply its data wellspring to dampen the bushfire threat, with a recent inquiry finding a lack of consolidation of data resources...
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  • FST Media
  • 1 September 2020
August saw a number of noteworthy appointments and departures across Australia’s public sector, with key additions to Services Australia and the DHA, as well as a major recruitment drive at Cyber Security NSW. Cyber Security NSW’s team is set to...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 26 August 2020
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has launched a new grants program for smaller-scale cyber innovators, inviting small businesses to develop “game-changing” capabilities and “visionary projects” to combat cyber threats targeting Defence. Eligible business will have access to a $6 million...
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  • FST Media
  • 24 August 2020
The Federal Court hands out massive fine to online health ‘marketplace’ for illicit data sharing; ACSC warns of spike in phone and remote access scams during lockdown, with scammers appearing to impersonate government officials. Tracking the week that was in...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 24 August 2020
A new survey has found that nearly half of all Australians are willing to use mobile facial recognition apps to access a range of online government services – this, despite a significant proportion still reluctant to share their personal data...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 21 August 2020
The Department of Home Affairs is canvassing industry feedback into proposed reforms that could give the Federal Government powers to directly intervene to protect “critical infrastructure” – potentially including banks, communications infrastructure and food providers – from cyber threats. Under...
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  • FST Media
  • 17 August 2020
NSW’s upper house launches parliamentary inquiry into the Government’s data handling and cyber readiness; recently formed NZ ministry seeks brand new enterprise data and analytics platform. Tracking the week that was in digital innovations and developments across Australia and New...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 14 August 2020
The New Zealand Government has confirmed it will advance to trial its $100 million CovidCard contact tracing scheme, as the Government looks to tech solutions to suppress a second full-blown wave of the disease.  Functioning independently of the existing NZ...
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  • FST Media
  • 10 August 2020
The Federal Government releases its $1.7 billion Cyber Security Strategy and WA Health to fast-track electronic records system for 2020 launch. Tracking the week that was in digital innovations and developments across Australia and New Zealand’s public sectors. The Australian...
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  • FST Media
  • 7 August 2020
July saw a number of senior appointments across the public sector, with noteworthy additions to SA’s Department of Innovation and Skills and Victoria’s ICT provider Cenitex. Ronan O’Connor, Chief Information Officer of the Digital Health Agency has announced his resignation....
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 7 August 2020
Australia’s public sector agencies were foremost in the transition to remote working during the first coronavirus lockdowns. Yet, as the Covid-19 situation continues to unfold, agency staff are finding themselves increasingly challenged in this ‘new normal’ operating environment. Many have...
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  • FST Media
  • 31 July 2020
The ACSC releases guidance for govts on safe cloud adoption; NZ unveils “world-first” standards for the ethical use of algorithms.  Tracking the week that was in digital innovations and developments across Australia and New Zealand’s public sectors. The ACSC has...
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  • FST Media
  • 30 July 2020
The ACT Government has announced it will move forward with a full rollout of its “world-leading” Digital Health Record system, promising Territory clinicians access to real-time, detailed patient data. Through the new system, which will cost the ACT Government $114.1...
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  • FST Media
  • 30 July 2020
The WA Government has invited public feedback on a draft Digital Inclusion Blueprint, which will outline strategies to enhance connectivity and improve digital literacy for Western Australians. The final Blueprint would address longstanding connectivity and digital literacy gaps across the...
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