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 National Audit Office (ANAO) has assessed the cybersecurity credentials of several Federal Government agencies, with all but one department failing its review.
 

 

Australia’s Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Transformation, Michael Keenan, has announced a Federal plan to overhaul Australia’s online services by 2025.

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has pledged his support for the local armed forces industry, awarding three Australian businesses defence contracts in an effort to shore up Australia’s military preparedness

 

 

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has publicly released a design system outlining a proposal to implement blockchain technology in developing online services and government websites.

 

The Federal Government has announced a $2.4 billion investment into local research, science, and technology projects in an effort to spur digital innovation in the private sector and increase job opportunities for Australians.
 

The Federal Government will commit $44.6 million from the 2018 Budget to establish a Consumer Data Right (CDR) framework, expected to fast-track the rollout of open banking.
 

The Federal Government has set out a national policy roadmap for blockchain – a potential precursor to the regulation of the distributed ledger technology (DLT) and its future implementation within government.
 

Once shackled by one-party rule, Taiwan today proudly sits among Asia's most progressive and principled democracies. Despite its precarious political status – sandwiched between the great powers of China and Japan – the island-state not only boasts one of region’s most transparent public administrations, but also ranks among the world's Top 10 digital governments, using newfangled technologies to inspire greater public engagement with government. Yet, for a country that in the 1990s remained trammelled by martial law, such radical transformation has not happened by accident.
 

Government ICT knowledge hub, Intermedium, has released its 2019 Digital Government Readiness Report, with NSW securing top spot for the fifth consecutive time.