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  • FST Media
  • 25 May 2022
The WA Government has earmarked $8 million over four years from its Digital Capability Fund to drive data linkage reforms and establish a new “central data asset”. The Government said its funding package, which will be directed to the state’s...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 25 May 2022
Governments need greater dynamism and constant iteration of their information governance management frameworks, as well as greater cross-agency alignment in data standards, in order to keep pace with agencies’ rapidly evolving digital ecosystems, according to panellists at the FST Government...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 25 May 2022
Leaders from across the four Quad countries, Australia, Japan, US and India, have committed to improving information-sharing among their Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERT), including “exchanges on lessons learnt and best practices”, according to a communique issued by the White...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 25 May 2022
The New South Wales Government has selected Thoughtworks Australia to develop and deploy a new digital birth certificate, aimed to provide citizens with “highly secure, anytime, anywhere access” to the seminal identity document. The NSW Government announced in April 2021...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 25 May 2022
In this exclusive fireside chat, featured at our recent FST Government Western Australia 2022 event, WA Primary Health Alliance’s (WAPHA’s) Chief Analytics Officer Bobby Patel, and Acting Executive Director Transformation, South Metro Health Service, Tim Leen, take us through what...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 19 May 2022
New Zealand will invest $20 million over the next four years in two tech sector growth initiatives under its Digital Technologies and Industry Transformation Plan (ITP) – a key commitment from its just-released 2022 Budget. The initiatives are hoped to...
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  • FST Media
  • 11 May 2022
The NSW Government has invited the public to provide feedback on the accessibility and inclusivity of its Digital Identity program. Feedback from the survey will be used to identify potential barriers encountered by citizens accessing NSW Government digital services as...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 11 May 2022
The Morrison Government has pledged $5 million, if re-elected, to develop a new technology skills ‘passport’ that it says will help open career pathways to the technology sector. Developed by the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN), the new passport...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 11 May 2022
The Western Australia Government has earmarked $48.6 million to expand and upgrade mobile and broadband coverage and services in the state’s regions. The investment comes as a part of WA’s 2022-23 Budget, and will also draw in nearly $100 million...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 11 May 2022
The Western Australia Government is set to further strengthen its cybersecurity capabilities under its Digital Strategy 2021-25, including an expansion “in the coming months” of its whole-of-government cybersecurity unit, WA Government chief information officer Greg Italiano revealed during a recent...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 11 May 2022
In its efforts to bridge the digital divide, public libraries have stood at the front line of the WA Government’s push to upskill and empower digitally excluded communities. Yet, many of the state’s libraries are still crying out for basic...
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  • FST Media
  • 11 May 2022
While the public sector’s tech talent shortage woes are hardly new, solutions to patch this demand gap have been few and far between. For the more niche cybersecurity discipline, this shortfall is even more pronounced, increasing the potential firepower gap...
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  • FST Media
  • 27 April 2022
Victoria Police poaches longstanding Dept of Health CIO; Attorney-General’s department seeks new Assistant Director of ICT; and the Australian Research Council announces new 10-member advisory committee. – Victoria Police has appointed Steve Hodgkinson as its next Chief Digital Officer. He replaces...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 27 April 2022
The Department of Health (DoH) has inked a three-year extension to a longstanding outsourcing deal with Kiwi tech company Datacom, expected to save the DoH “millions of dollars” through streamlined public cloud adoption. Datacom said the new deal, secured for...
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  • Oksana Patron
  • 27 April 2022
A lack of ready access to IT systems and digital equipment hindered staff from efficiently administering Victoria’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Act over the course of the Covid lockdowns, according to a new report by the Office of the Victorian...
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