Discussions of how information technology is changing Australia's public sector. We also look at technology implementations and migrations at various levels of government.
Articles about Government AU
Microsoft is calling on the Australian government to reconsider its plans to regulate social media and cloud services.
Google has asked the Australian government to review the power given to agencies to compel ISPs to block websites.
Three Australian government agencies that have used the Telecommunications Act to force ISPs to block sites have indicated to the government that they intend to use that power again.
It's one of those three-letter weeks. Identity theft is up, the NSA is getting down, the FBI wants to go real-time, and the RSA conference is just an out-of-control mess. Same ol' same ol'.
The Australian Department of Human Services' customer-facing system Customer First is taking the blame for issues that are often not the fault of the new system.
A total of 1.4 million Australians have registered for an e-health record as public hospitals have been increasingly encouraging patients to sign up for the service.
The Communications Union has branded NBN Co's trial of fibre via Aurora's power poles as a political stunt, because NBN Co has used that deployment method in the past.
The government's audit of broadband availability may be riddled with errors and optimistic proclamations, but it lays the groundwork for the massive task ahead of the NBN's builders – even if it includes handing large swathes of Australia to HFC monopolists on a silver platter.
NBN Co executive chairman Dr Ziggy Switkowski has admitted that NBN Co's low target for existing premises passed by fibre at the end of June this year is likely to be easily beaten.
The Australian government's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing arm knows of each conversion from Australian dollars into bitcoins, and vice versa.
In Senate Estimates today, Australian Attorney-General George Brandis held the line on his previous statement that documents released by Edward Snowden had endangered lives, but that specifics were 'operational matters'.
The Australian Department of Human Services has chosen Accenture to deliver its new AU$102.2 million child support payment system.
State government beats open data, industry participation targets as it nears end of 50-item to-do list, prepares to revise its targets.
ISPs should work toward a voluntary scheme to crack down on online piracy or face new legislation when the Copyright Act is overhauled, Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has said.
ZDNetGovWeek: Fighting patent trolls, new net-neutrality proposal, and cops ticket 20K people by accident
Oddly enough, the American government and it's family of problem-children, the United States Congress, didn't do anything terribly embarrassing this week. So we're left with actual news. Oh, wait, here's a stupid: in New Zealand, police sent out 20,000 tickets by accident.