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.

Cyber-attacks against the government and technology sectors have escalated as international threat actors exploit Covid-19 lockdowns and organisations' increasing reliance on virtual communication and remote access technologies, a new report reveals. 

Tracking the latest tech developments and digital innovations through the week across Australia and New Zealand's government sectors. 

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.