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  • Nanda Lakhwani
  • 20 October 2021
Outdated data and inaccurate predictive tools are impeding the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s (DELWP) ability to halt Victoria’s biodiversity decline, the state’s Attorney-General has revealed in a recent audit report. The report, drawn up by the Victorian...
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  • FST Media
  • 7 October 2021
DTA reveals first four cloud service providers to be certified at “strategic level” – its the highest level of assurance; The Federal Government invites feedback on the exposure draft of its Trusted Digital Identity Bill, which looks to extend its...
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  • FST Media
  • 7 October 2021
US Government contractors and other firms that receive federal funding will be slapped with “hefty fines” if they fail to disclose breaches under a new initiative put forward by the US Department of Justice (DOJ). The plans were unveiled by...
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  • FST Media
  • 7 October 2021
The Federal Government poaches Queensland’s digital chief to lead the Digital Transformation Agency; Defence industry minister picks up science and technology portfolios, with Christian Porter’s former industry ministry split in two; and the NSW Government appoints lead for its AI-backed...
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  • Leath Thomas
  • 6 October 2021
From its inception with the launch of Amazon Web Services in 2006, cloud computing has arguably become one the most disruptive technologies of the modern digital age. Lowering computing costs, enabling technical and business agility, delivering scalable, ultra-fast services, infrastructure...
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  • Nanda Lakhwani
  • 6 October 2021
New Zealand is set to strengthen cooperation with the Republic of Korea in data-sharing, e-trading, artificial intelligence, fintech development as well as government procurement, with the East Asian nation accepted into the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) alongside Chile and...
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  • FST Media
  • 24 September 2021
The Victorian Government unveils its latest Cyber Strategy; AWS to build NZ$7.5 billion Asia Pacific Region in Auckland; and the NSW Government launches its ‘vaccine passport’ trial. – The Victorian Government has this week unveiled its five-year Cyber Strategy. Among...
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  • Margaret Paton
  • 23 September 2021
Within the next 10 to 15 years, every government-funded infrastructure project should move to adopt cross-functional digital twins. This is one of several key recommendations from Infrastructure Australia’s (IA’s) ambitious five-yearly report. The 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan, released earlier this...
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  • FST Media
  • 23 September 2021
Amazon Web Services (AWS) clients in New Zealand will soon no longer need to depend on Australia-based servers to run AWS workloads and store data, with the cloud services giant confirming it will build its first Asia Pacific Region in...
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  • Nanda Lakhwani
  • 22 September 2021
The Victorian Government is set to make it easier for public agencies to procure goods and services related to the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) Essential Eight maturity model as a key priority of its just-released cyber strategy. Unveiled this...
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  • Nanda Lakhwani
  • 22 September 2021
Australia risks falling behind global peers in broad-ranging expertise of emerging digital technologies (including AI, IoT and blockchain) – with the country’s investments in digital innovation noted to be well behind the OECD average – unless decisive steps are taken to...
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  • FST Media
  • 8 September 2021
Melbourne is set to play host to an “Australian-first” sportstech centre, with the Victorian Government predicting its new $4 million facility will generate up to 2,000 new tech jobs within the state. The Australian Sports Innovation Centre will serve as...
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  • FST Media
  • 8 September 2021
NSW invites new cloud services and platform providers to help accelerate agencies’ public cloud migration, while the DTA opens its software marketplace panel to new vendors; Victoria to build $4m ‘sports tech’ hub; while Transport for NSW deploys AI to...
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  • Margaret Paton
  • 8 September 2021
The Australian Government’s Digital Identity Bill, which paves the way for a ‘whole-of-economy’ digital identity system, is expected to be tabled in Federal Parliament later this year. After two rounds of public consultation, experts have, however, raised concerns around governance,...
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  • Nanda Lakhwani
  • 8 September 2021
With enterprise systems increasingly relied upon to directly access client records, Australia’s Auditing and Assurance Standards Body (AUASB) has advised auditors to develop a clear “data strategy” to avoid data handling mishaps, improve information management, and ensure audit processes are...
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