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ADIA welcomes Australian Government's greater focus on digital literacy
“Everyone in Australia should be able to make full use of digital technologies. We look forward to working with the Government as it implements its commitment."
Infosys selected to update Aussie welfare entitlement system
The Phase 1 agreement is for Infosys to create a Proof o Design and is expected to complete mid-2020.
Huawei warns of job losses as ban comes into place
The Chinese behemoth claims the ban will mean bad news economically: “without us, they are in huge trouble.”
Calix launches advanced battery reactor in Victoria
BATMn is a $2.7m proprietary electric reactor, based on Calix technology, for producing advanced battery materials, part-funded by the Government.
Local governments need to act to protect privacy of citizens
"We are seeing a real-world effect of technology creep on our privacy rights in Australian cities through the rapid expansion of surveillance technology in public spaces."
Macquarie named NSW Government telecoms supplier
"Much like in the corporate world, we have witnessed a considerable shift in the requirements of state government departments over the last two years."
Australians unaware of govt's digital services
New tools that leverage AI and other innovative technologies have potential to future-proof the provision of online services in Australia."
Are we being watched? Concerns over govt surveillance on Australians
"For the government to suggest this is anything other than blanket surveillance of the Australian population is ridiculous."
Huawei: Aus should follow UK’s “more intelligent” approach to 5G tech
Huawei Australia has released a statement pointing out a UK cross-party committee’s findings that there is no need to ban Huawei’s 5G technologies.
Federal Government inks cloud deal with Microsoft
The deal accelerates transformation opportunity, invests in public sector skills, drives inclusion and leverages local investment.
Australian Govt & AWS strike cloud services deal
Australia’s Federal, State and Territory government agencies will now access all AWS Cloud services, after AWS struck a deal with Whole-of-Government Australia to deploy AWS.
Federal DTA adds archTIS data protection product to Cloud Services Panel
“This panel is an important step in the go-to-market strategy for Kojensi Gov. This opens up an enormous marketplace for agencies and institutions that need to share information between and within government at the classified level."
ACS says Federal Budget is promising, but still lacking
Following the announcement of Australia’s 2019 Federal Budget, as you would expect there have been mixed reactions, but ACS says there is progress.
AU Budget 2019: Tech panel discuss its merits and shortcomings
Experts from the IT and tech industries share their disappointments and satisfaction on what the budget could mean for the sector in Australia.
Gender gap in AU’s STEM workforce obstructing national prosperity
New research reveals Australia has not yet made the systemic changes required to achieve diversity in STEM, threatening the nation’s prosperity.
IT pros call on AU government to decentralise data centres
A number of IT leaders have come forward expressing their concerns around the centralisation of data centres in cities like Sydney and Melbourne, not allowing the country as a whole to thrive.
The silver lining in Australia’s Government cloud strategy
Cloud has been a huge part of the ‘digital transformation’ conversation within Australian government during recent years.
Two Ministers’ thoughts on blockchain in Oz
Minister Karen Andrews, and Minister Simon Birmingham have released a joint statement on the national blockchain roadmap and extra $100,000 funding.
Electric car infrastructure needs to be a high priority
“Australians should be able to drive all over this massive nation with complete confidence in a zero-emission vehicle.”
Experts comment on Aus Parliament breach
Late last week, Australian security agencies reported they were looking into a security breach of the Federal Parliament’s network.
ICT peak body’s policy focus pre-budget
The AIIA highlights the need to boost Digital Skills, Innovation and Government ICT Procurement in Pre-Budget Submission.
Penten & Cyber Security CRC to research 'advanced cyber traps'
The research centres on how advanced cyber traps, which are used to identify data breaches as they happen, can be used in conjunction with tools such as artificial intelligence.
Government outlines agenda for Australia’s tech future
The National Government has released a report outlining the strategy for Australia’s digital future - Minister Karen Andrews comments.
Govt announces cybersecurity grants for SMBs
Over the next two years, eligible small businesses can apply for individual grants of up to $2,100.