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  • Megan Andrew
  • 24 February 2021
The Federal Government has urged Australians to link their government digital identities, in particular their myGov and Medicare accounts, to support the rollout of its Covid-19 “vaccination passport” scheme. It is hoped the scheme will help ease restrictions on domestic...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 15 February 2021
More than half of all cyber incidents reported by Australia’s healthcare sector last year were the result of internal vulnerabilities, or “compromised systems”, a Snapshot report by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has revealed, with the onset of the...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 11 February 2021
The NT Government is set to deploy new drone technology to deliver health services and support to remote areas across the Territory. The drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), will deliver time-critical medical supplies to hard-to-reach areas across the Territory,...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 11 February 2021
The NSW Government has proposed new spending targets that will see a greater share of its ICT spend directed to small and medium businesses (SMEs) following recommendations from the ICT and Digital Sovereign Procurement Taskforce. The Taskforce was established last year...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 11 February 2021
After handing Deloitte another $4.5 million to expand the latest incarnation of its myGov citizen services portal, Services Australia is seeking a new partner to add on a Netflix-style, “core customer experience” capability. With the new myGov still in beta...
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  • FST Media
  • 11 February 2021
The new year saw a flurry of senior tech appointments across Australia’s public sector, with noteworthy additions to the Digital Health Agency, WA Health and DFAT. – The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has appointed Dr Malcolm Thatcher to the...
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  • FST Media
  • 11 February 2021
Commonwealth Ombudsman calls out law enforcement agencies for improper access to telecoms data; NSW Police to build new cybersecurity operations centre; and Google Cloud gets tick of approval to support government workloads. Tracking the week that was in tech and...
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  • FST Media
  • 11 December 2020
myGovID makes long-awaited launch; Federal Government introduces key data sharing Act to parliament; and e-invoicing now reality for SME suppliers to Govt.  The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has invited feedback on its Digital Transformation Strategy 2.0, to ensure government services...
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  • FST Media
  • 20 November 2020
NSW announces tech priorities in pandemic-focused state Budget; Australia’s Digital Health Agency puts call out to industry to help deliver the first phase of its infrastructure modernisation program; and Tasmania announces a $135 million investment in Government ICT service delivery....
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 17 November 2020
Faced with immediate crises, including most recently the Covid pandemic, government organisations should seek to embed automation into security architectures or risk potentially “catastrophic” implications from emerging cyber threats, say information security leaders featured on FST Government New South Wales‘ virtual...
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  • FST Media
  • 16 November 2020
NSW and SA Budget announcements see millions flow to digital projects; the Tasmanian Government announces a multi-million dollar health tech package; and the NSW Gov launches new ePlanning service. As part of the state budget announced last Tuesday, the South...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 12 November 2020
Beset by talent shortages, Western Australia is nevertheless “uniquely positioned” to capitalise on the opportunities created by data scientists – yet to do so will require policy change, including a refresh of the Government’s Open Data Policy, a new report...
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  • FST Media
  • 6 November 2020
Federal Government commences review and consultation into Privacy Act changes and AI; Service Victoria seeks new operator for all-in-one service platform; and ACSC certifies Oracle to handle government data up to protected level. The Federal Government has commenced a review...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 5 November 2020
The Federal Government is seeking public feedback into proposed changes of Australia’s Privacy Act, with new rules to address longstanding concerns around the capture and use of personal data by online platforms and other emerging technologies. The proposed amendments will,...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 5 November 2020
Revenue NSW has put out a call to market seeking a cloud migration partner to help overhaul ageing infrastructure and develop a “future cloud platform”. The partner would be sought to help migrate the agency’s “Crown Jewel” applications to a...
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