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  • Shahida Sweeney
  • 27 May 2020
The Federal Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has invited cloud providers to join its revamped cloud tender service, revising the launch date for its new Cloud Marketplace (CMP) to early 2021. The new CMP will assist government agencies in sourcing Anything-as-a-service (XaaS)...
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  • FST Media
  • 27 May 2020
The ACCC announces launch of “IT backbone” for Consumer Data Right and peak body urges appointment of a new Minister for Digital Capability. Tracking the week that was in tech and digital innovation across Australia and New Zealand’s government sector....
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  • FST Media
  • 21 May 2020
Tracking the latest tech developments and digital innovations through the week across Australia and New Zealand’s government sectors. Australia The Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit is finalising a wide-ranging inquiry into Australia’s cyber resilience and defence capabilities based on two Auditor-General reports: Implementation of...
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  • Shahida Sweeney
  • 20 May 2020
SA Health is building its remote workplace collaboration capability to serve beyond the Covid-19 lockdowns, with more than 40,000 staff and clinicians hooked in to its newly deployed virtual messaging and videoconferencing platform. With the state’s coronavirus numbers trending downward, SA Health...
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  • Shahida Sweeney
  • 19 May 2020
Privacy protections for the COVIDSafe app will now be enforced through an Act of parliament, with the Federal Government successfully passing the Privacy Amendment (Public Health Contact Information) Act 2020 through the Senate last Thursday. According to Federal Attorney-General, Christian Porter, the legislation...
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  • Shahida Sweeney
  • 19 May 2020
The Federal Government had established a high-powered Digital Economy and Technology Senior Officials Group to ease Australia’s path towards post-Covid-19 recovery and boost growth within the digital economy. The 11-member ministerial working group held its first virtual meeting this month, with representation...
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  • Shahida Sweeney
  • 18 May 2020
Service NSW is investigating hacks into 47 staff email accounts, warning customers that recently engaged in transactions at a customer service centre or over the phone to check their online accounts for suspicious activity. In an official advisory, the state’s...
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  • Shahida Sweeney
  • 12 May 2020
The Department of Finance has released new procurement guidelines advising federal agencies to collaborate with suppliers to ensure supply chains are maintained through the Covid-19 crisis. Fears have grown that suppliers to Commonwealth entities, under mounting financial pressures from sustained social distancing shutdowns, may struggle...
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  • Shahida Sweeney
  • 12 May 2020
The NSW Government will invest $10 million to upgrade its decade-old ePlanning platform under moves to streamline planning, development, and approvals processes and enable real-time tracking of applications. The upgrade will deliver a significant expansion of the state planning department’s...
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  • Shahida Sweeney
  • 5 May 2020
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released new Covid-19 online datasets to help government and industry prepare for post-pandemic recovery.  The data, available from May, offers a snapshot of Australia’s health, safety, and social trends, together with trading, retail data,...
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  • Shahida Sweeney
  • 5 May 2020
The Australian Government has moved to formalise training and career pathways for digital professionals to cope with escalating demand for highly skilled workers. By 2024, another 100,000 technology workers will be needed to fulfil tech roles across the Australian Public...
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  • Shahida Sweeney
  • 5 May 2020
Australia’s Attorney-General, Christian Porter, has released draft legislation that codifies protections for personal data collected through the Government’s contact tracing COVIDSafe app. The Government will introduce its new Privacy Amendment (Public Health Contact Information) Bill 2020 into Parliament next week, providing...
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  • Shahida Sweeney
  • 4 May 2020
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is finalising nationwide submissions to revise a Federal strategy aimed at strengthening engagement in cyber and critical technology affairs between Australia and its global trading partners. In an official statement, DFAT said...
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  • Shahida Sweeney
  • 29 April 2020
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has been handed $5.2 million from the state government to support a wide-ranging tech and teleservices upgrade to help to see it through the Covid-19 shutdown period. The upgrades, scheduled over the next...
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  • Shahida Sweeney
  • 28 April 2020
The NSW Audit Office has warned of systemic flaws in the state’s Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages’ (BD&M) database management system, with sensitive public records potentially exposed to unauthorised access. The concerns were highlighted in a report released earlier...
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