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  • FST Media
  • 18 January 2022
NSW’s online voting system iVote – used for the first time in the state’s local government elections last December – has been shelved, awaiting “extensive reconfiguration and testing” by the state’s Electoral Commission (NSWEC). The Electoral Commission announced on Monday...
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  • FST Media
  • 17 January 2022
South Australia’s Department for Correctional Services (DCS) has enlisted Fujitsu Australia in a multi-year deal to overhaul its more than three-decade-old offender information management system. Dubbed iSAFE, the new platform will house sensitive data on registered offenders across the state....
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  • FST Media
  • 15 December 2021
Minister for Science and Technology Melissa Price has announced the launch of the National Artificial Intelligence Centre (NAIC), with the Government investing $53.8 million over four years to support the business-focused AI hub alongside four AI and Digital Capability Centres....
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 15 December 2021
The South Australian Government has confirmed up to 80,000 digital employee records have been stolen following a breach of its payroll software systems in November, more than doubling an initial estimate made last week. The Government last Friday revealed at...
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  • FST Media
  • 15 December 2021
Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen innovation precinct will soon play host to a $60 million digital and cyber training hub, with the South Australian and Federal governments giving the go-ahead to establish a new Digital Technologies Academy. It is hoped the new...
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  • FST Media
  • 15 December 2021
Australia Post has appointed former Google managing director Leonie Valentine as executive general manager customer experience and digital – a newly created role within the postal service. Valentine will lead AusPost’s customer services, digital channels, data science as well as...
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  • FST Media
  • 15 December 2021
The Federal Government has announced a $106 million investment over four years to support the permanent adoption of telehealth services for Australia’s primary healthcare sector, following strong uptake of remote health services during Covid lockdowns. Telehealth has been “transformational to...
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  • FST Media
  • 14 December 2021
In a bid to plug the country’s growing digital skills gap, the New Zealand Government has announced it will loosen border restrictions to enable 600 “much-needed” technology specialists to enter and work in the country. Minister for the Digital Economy...
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  • FST Media
  • 1 December 2021
Ombudsman casts doubt on lawfulness of Revenue NSW’s automated debt collection program; Ransomware strikes QLD Govt-owned energy generator; and Microsoft becomes next ‘certified strategic’ cloud provider to fed govt. – The NSW Government has this week opened the doors on...
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  • FST Media
  • 1 December 2021
While mostly earning strong pass marks from the national auditor, particularly for its Covid-19 response, the Australian National University’s (ANU’s) six-year-old primary records management system has not fared as well, with the ANAO calling out the Uni’s fragmented approach to...
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  • FST Media
  • 1 December 2021
The NSW Ombudsman has called for greater scrutiny and transparency around the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies within government following revelations the state’s debt-collection agency, Revenue NSW, had deployed automated technology unlawfully to recover money...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 1 December 2021
Sydney Metro, WA Health, and Queensland Government on the hunt for new tech chiefs; Victoria’s $2 billion innovation and research fund gets new CEO; and the ACCC appoints competition law veteran to its board. – Sydney Metro has created a...
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  • Margaret Paton
  • 29 November 2021
Simulated weapons training for new army recruits, virtual tours of planned community developments, and training the next generation of bio-hazard diagnosticians and controllers – these are just a few of the ways governments are harnessing the massive potential of immersive...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 17 November 2021
The Federal Government targets 63 technologies for priority investment and advancement as part of its critical technologies action plan Blueprint; Australia to build a Centre of Excellence for digital in Indian tech hub, Bengaluru; and the NSW Government establishes a...
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  • FST Media
  • 17 November 2021
Appearing to set aside earlier grievances with the Federal Government, tech juggernaut Google has announced a five-year, $1.2 billion commitment to help boost Australia’s digital economy, including local investments in cloud infrastructure, tech talent building, and the establishment of localised...
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