The Australian government has approved Chinese-owned tech giant Huawei’s $136 million radio and telecommunications contract with the Western Australian government, despite ongoing security concerns.
 

The Australian Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has launched a new co-Lab Innovation space in Sydney, aimed driving greater collaboration and coordination of digital projects across federal agencies.
 

The Federal Government has launched Australia’s first International Cyber Engagement Strategy (ICES), providing a cohesive national ‘action plan’ to tackle cyber threats and protect global digital trade.

The Federal Government has requested public feedback to help shape the nation's data agenda, the Commonwealth has announced.

The Federal Government has announced a $1.9 million package to “address the critical shortfall in skilled cyber-security professionals,” according to a government release.

The 2017 Federal Budget has unveiled a ‘once-in-a-generation’ $75 billion spending program for infrastructure projects nationally.

A four-year funding program is being managed by the Digital Transformation Agency, together with a new advisory body that will monitor cyber-security, digital and ICT projects. 

This pact was finalised by Arthur Sinodinos, Australian minister for industry, innovation and science, and Simon Bridges, New Zealand’s minister for economic development, transport and communications.   The agreement was finalised this month at the high-p

The Australian and New Zealand governments have signed a new treaty that will fast-track Trans-Tasman collaboration on science, innovation and research programs.

The Australian government has launched a new Cyber Security Growth Centre to build the industry’s cyber security capability in a fast-growing market.

The Australian government has earmarked $31.9 million for a Melbourne-based Cyber Security Growth Centre that will start operating early in the New Year.

A media transcript released by PM Malcolm Turnbull’s office acknowledges that “heads have rolled at IBM” over the Australian Bureau of Statistics website outage.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said “heads have rolled at IBM” over the high-profile Australian Bureau of Statistics website crash in August.