Discussions of how information technology is changing Australia's public sector. We also look at technology implementations and migrations at various levels of government.
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The Australian government is promoting one of the first major new apartment blocks connected to the NBN; however, it will not face the same issues that other apartment blocks have had connecting to the NBN.
The Australian government has said it will work with government agencies to ensure Section 313 requests to block websites are "properly targeted".
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission censored a website it alleges was part of a scam — plus 1,200 others as collateral damage. An apology is nowhere near enough.
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission accidentally blocked thousands of websites in seeking to block a fraud-related website, in turn exposing the secret internet filter in operation in Australia.
An independent audit has found that many of Western Australia's universities and state training providers have failed to resolve the cheap and easy-to-fix information system weaknesses that they were informed about in previous years.
Abandoning the controversial internet filter will see the Australian government save AU$4.5 million.
Despite the tough economic times, there were a number of big IT winners in this year's federal Budget.
The Australian government will expand local programs to promote the NBN, but controversial advertising for the project has been reduced from the last financial year.
The Australian government will replace the Child Support IT system for AU$102.2 million as it eyes a much larger overhaul of Centrelink's IT system.
Stephen Conroy is using FttP to court regional centres, with the promise of things to come under Labor. Can he convince the bush that FttN won't help them — or can Turnbull save face with unsold 700MHz spectrum?
Tasmania is searching for a contractor to take on the task of creating a single, state-wide information system for the emergency departments across four hospitals, while delivering the five-year contract within $1.8 million.
The Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet is seeking a replacement for its Lotus Notes-based CabNet document system.
Australian Greens communications spokesperson Scott Ludlam has predicted that data retention will return after the September election.
A union official has demanded the rollout of the National Broadband Network in Tasmania be halted until asbestos problems are dealt with.
The World Trade Organisation is in discussions to expand the 1996 IT Agreement, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is calling on Australian IT exporters to make their views known.