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  • FST Media
  • 5 November 2020
October saw the effects of the Budget announcement ripple through Australian Government departments, with a key tech appointment for the DoD, changes ahead for the DTA, and the formation of a new Federal advisory committee for cyber. Federal The Australian...
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  • FST Media
  • 29 October 2020
Home Affairs seeks developer partners to build its recently announced reusable permissions capability platform; ABS launches public pilot of its digital census; and Tasmania’s critical tech infrastructure faces fierce scrutiny in state audit. The Federal Government has announced the appointment...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 27 October 2020
Australia’s healthcare practitioners have leapt onto the nation’s digital health records system, My Health Record, over the past year, with a 140 per cent jump in the sharing and collaborative use of patients’ medical data, the Australian Digital Health Agency’s...
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  • FST Media
  • 23 October 2020
NSW releases new purchasing arrangements for cybersecurity contractors; WA to build $13m health and medical “innovation hub”; and Federal Government seeks public input into proposed regulatory principles for emerging tech of “national interest”, including AI and quantum computing.  Tracking the...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 22 October 2020
For the New Zealand Government to make meaningful and efficient use of its vast data resources, public sector leaders and workforces need to undergo a radical “change in mindset”. Data must be woven deeply into the fabric of agency processes,...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 20 October 2020
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is set once more to attempt a digital makeover of its longstanding, paper-based Incoming Passenger Cards, while also announcing an overhaul of the visa applications process. The new Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) system is...
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  • FST Media
  • 16 October 2020
The ATO and Electoral Commission put call out to industry to help deliver massive tech upgrades; and investigation finds the OAIC may be “severely underfunded” and unable to properly perform its duties after missing nearly all of its performance goals....
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 15 October 2020
The Federal Government has announced the formation of two new working groups, part of the National Blockchain Roadmap, tasked with investigating use cases for blockchain in cybersecurity and regtech. The working groups, which fall under the remit of the Roadmap’s...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 13 October 2020
The New Zealand Government has launched a new initiative to accelerate the uptake of cloud and “execute well-designed and governed cloud migrations” across NZ’s public sector. The whole-of-government Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE), to be established over the next two...
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  • FST Media
  • 9 October 2020
Tuesday evening, all eyes were on parliament as the Morrison Government delivered its hotly anticipated ‘Covid recovery’ Budget, with – perhaps unsurprisingly – a significant portion of the digital investment pie slated for jobs creation and business boosting initiatives to...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 8 October 2020
In a rapidly changing world, where government services demand greater dynamism and responsiveness to citizen needs, Victoria’s Single Digital Presence (SDP) stands as an exemplar for governments across Australia seeking to fast-track customer service deployments online. This approach will equip...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 7 October 2020
The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has launched a new Women in Digital coaching program, open to women across the public sector seeking to develop digital skills and pursue leadership roles in technology. DTA chief executive Randall Brugeaud said the program,...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 1 October 2020
If government agencies can “break down silos” and create “customer-centric” digital services, they will benefit from “huge savings” and enable better customer experiences, argues Jonas Peterson, chief digital officer for the WA office of digital government. Presenting the opening keynote...
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  • FST Media
  • 1 October 2020
Federal Government commits $800 million to post-Covid digital business recovery plan; WA unveils inaugural Cyber Security Centre; and QLD Auditor-General flags “significant issues” with health department’s new finance and supply chain management system. The Federal Government has committed $800 million...
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  • Megan Andrew
  • 1 October 2020
NSW’s Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) has released guidance for agencies on the use of personal information by automated decision-making systems. The release coincides with state’s Right to Know Week, a campaign aimed at raising awareness of individuals’ fundamental rights...
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