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  • FST Media
  • 22 August 2021
The Australian Border Force (ABF) has confirmed it has successfully “pioneered” a new cross-border blockchain system with its Singapore counterparts, enabling expedited trade document verification between the two states. The trial was initiated as part of a wider Australia-Singapore Digital...
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  • FST Media
  • 11 August 2021
In a bid to slash delays in environmental assessments and approvals, Western Australia’s Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) has partnered with technology company Insight, geospatial consultancy NGIS, and Microsoft to deliver a custom-built digital platform. Dubbed ‘Environment Online’,...
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  • FST Media
  • 11 August 2021
WA Govt departments face auditor scrutiny for lax staff off-boarding processes; TfNSW goes to tender for new SaaS solution, while current hybrid cloud migration project faces cost, delivery time blowouts; and ACSC issues alert on LockBit 2.0 ransomware. – Assistant...
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  • Margaret Paton
  • 11 August 2021
A growing cohort of disruptive start-ups has emerged in Australia’s blockchain space. But, as new and exciting use cases emerge within the public sector, how are governments embracing this technology for their own operations? Probably best known as the underlying...
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  • Margaret Paton
  • 11 August 2021
Governments across Australia have set forth a groundswell of innovation in ‘NewSpace’ (the private aerospace industry), creating dedicated space hubs that have not only benefitted global aerospace giants but also local start-ups and innovative SMEs. Yet, challenges remain in getting...
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  • FST Media
  • 11 August 2021
OAIC chief reappointed for another three-year term as the Federal Government continues search for new FoI Commissioner; Victorian Government poaches Services Australia CIO to lead the DPC’s own Digital Victoria arm; and NSW appoints new 18-member digital identity advisory council,...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 9 August 2021
The Department of Defence (DoD) will establish a new data division, to be headed by a designated chief data integration officer, as part of a new strategy aimed at uplifting Defence’s data maturity. Launching the Department’s inaugural Defence Data Strategy...
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  • Margaret Paton
  • 29 July 2021
Governments’ deft handling of the pandemic response – while no doubt inconsistently managed from state to state – has seen a significant boost in trust for public institutions. Professional services group Deloitte notes that governments today are the most trusted...
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  • Margaret Paton
  • 29 July 2021
Government agencies are seldom considered catalysts for digital transformation in other sectors. However, the disability service sector appears to have actively embraced the Federal Government’s open-source approach to innovation. Early last year, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), overseer of...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 29 July 2021
NSW Government reveals members on new Digital Identity Advisory Committee; National Auditor-General casts doubt on effectiveness of annual cyber audit process; and Service NSW announces massive recruitment drive for engineers. – The nation’s Auditor-General Grant Hehir has cast doubt on...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 28 July 2021
The Department of Defence has launched a new technology platform and accompanying mobile app to support the relocation of ADF members for new job postings, partnering with Accenture and Pegasystems for the platform’s build. The new platform, dubbed PostingConnect, has...
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  • FST Media
  • 27 July 2021
The NSW Government’s 18-member Digital Identity Ministerial Advisory Council (DIMAC) has been unveiled, with the DIMAC hosting its first meeting today. The Council, led by digital and customer services minister Victor Dominello, includes a diverse mix of experts from industry,...
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  • FST Media
  • 14 July 2021
NSW Audit exposes glaring cyber failures in state transport authorities; ACSC introduces E8 ‘zero level’ cyber maturity; and Federal Government scraps NDIS ‘robo-planning’ proposal.  – The Federal Government has scrapped plans to introduce NDIS independent assessments – dubbed “robo-planning” by critics –...
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  • FST Media
  • 14 July 2021
The Victorian Government has announced it will invest more than $35.2 million to develop its first state-wide ‘digital twin’ – a virtual replica of Victoria. The Government will partner with the CSIRO to develop the data-rich online platform, which it...
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  • FST Media
  • 14 July 2021
The NSW Audit Office has exposed “significant vulnerabilities” in the cyber defences of the state’s transport authorities, with the two assessed agencies failing to meet mandated target levels for the state’s Cyber Security Policy (CSP) and Federal Government’s ‘Essential Eight’....
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