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  • Oksana Patron
  • 15 September 2022
iseek has been awarded data DCaaS contract from the Queensland State Government, which will extend its partnership with CITEC.
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 15 September 2022
Although Australia’s main tech bodies have been supportive of the much expected boost for the digital and IT sector, they said there was still more to be done.
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  • Chris Buxton
  • 14 September 2022
Government agencies, NGOs and startups have come together, focussing on social and environmental challenges facing Aotearoa, with the launch of the fifth GovTech Accelerator.
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  • Chris Buxton
  • 14 September 2022
A panel of experts at the FST Local Government New Zealand 2022 conference concluded data presents opportunities for local councils to improve engagement with citizens.
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  • FST Media
  • 1 September 2022
The Federal Court formally promotes its Acting CIDO; UNSW appoints new CIO; and the NSW Government’s pioneering Customer Services minister and digital tsar set to retire from politics. – The Federal Court of Australia has formally appointed Paul Kennedy to...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 31 August 2022
The Northern Territory has launched the Digital Transformation Plan to enhance the delivery and accessibility of its digital services. The plan outlines key transformation priorities for the Government which include: an online service portal that will act as a single...
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  • Chris Buxton
  • 31 August 2022
The New Zealand Data and Statistics Bill has passed Royal Assent, completing its passage through parliament to become an official Act. The Data and Statistics Act replaces The Statistics Act 1975, becoming the legislative framework covering government data and statistics...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 31 August 2022
Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA), a controlling authority for thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing in the state, has announced it is planning to reduce its reliance on Oracle, prepare for open-source databases and improve security, partnering with Rimini Street,...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 31 August 2022
Australia’s eSafety Commissioner has announced it will require detailed information from service providers, such as Meta, WhatsApp, Apple, Microsoft, Skype, Snap and Omegle, listing steps these companies are taking to meet eSafety’s Basic Online Safety Expectations, in a move to...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 31 August 2022
The Financial Regulator Assessment Authority’s (FRAA’s) 2022 review into the effectiveness and capability of Australia’s corporate regulator, ASIC, has recommended a “substantial uplift” of the watchdog’s data and technology capability, followed by “material cultural change to embed the benefit from...
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  • FST Media
  • 17 August 2022
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has elevated cybersecurity, data and digital investments as key priorities within its 2022-23 Corporate Plan, released today. Penning the Corporate Plan foreword, Chris Jordan, Commissioner of Taxation, argued the ATO proved itself “much more than...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 17 August 2022
NSW Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government, Victor Dominello, has announced his retirement from politics, citing a “family health issue” for his forthcoming departure. Dominello will stand down by the next state election, due in early 2023. The popular...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 17 August 2022
Australia, and particularly its services sector, stands to reap a significant productivity dividend from further development in online services, AI and analytics, with Federal and state governments urged to support industry in unlocking and utilising data assets, according to the...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 17 August 2022
The NSW Government and Microsoft have announced they will extend their partnership for a further five years to accelerate the digital transformation of the state. The deal encompasses renewed support for 25 agencies and around 40,000 users across the health,...
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  • FST Media
  • 17 August 2022
Victoria Police has allegedly failed to provide dedicated privacy training to its staff members for more than a year, leaving it in potential breach of its obligations under the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014. Specifically, an OVIC investigation found...
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