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
It's not too late for Malcolm Turnbull to do the right thing – and not just the cheapest thing – for Australia. First, he'll have to accept the Strategic Review's damning indictment of Coalition NBN policy – and its suggestion that it will cost just $800m more per year to build a network that will last 100 years, not five.
Figures released by the Attorney-General's Department reveal a rise in the number of authorisations given to government agencies to access telecommunications metadata for criminal investigations from 290,358 to 319,874 in the last financial year.
After two long years of consultation, the competition watchdog has finally accepted NBN Co's special access undertaking.
After a handful of previous attempts, the Greens party has finally gained an inquiry into the Telecommunications Act that will look at surveillance conducted in Australia.
Replicating current analogue services over the Coalition's FttN NBN will be complex, expensive, time-consuming and may not be a "sensible" use of government funding, a confidential NBN Co assessment has warned.
NBN Co has warned the government against acquiring Telstra's copper access network (CAN) or footing the bill for its maintenance, arguing that the "unknown" state of its network made it preferable to lease copper access from Telstra as a managed service. Here's why.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended his links to NBN Co's head of strategy JB Rousselot, stating that the executive is well suited to work for the network company.
Technical limitations of a fibre-to-the-node (FttN) network would hinder open-access arrangements by limiting NBN customers to just one service provider relationship, a confidential NBN Co assessment of the Coalition's alternative policy has warned.
Ahead of the release of NBN Co's strategic review tomorrow, NBN Co's chief operations officer Greg Adcock has confirmed that no fibre-to-the-node trials were conducted as part of the review.
Hopes of reaching a conclusion on the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Singapore have been dashed as negotiators push to hold more meetings next month.
The switchoff of analogue TV has been long coming — but with digital spectrum awash in home-shopping channels and the 'digital dividend' falling short of mobile expectations, is it really the success we were led to believe it would be?
The south-east region of Queensland has made its entire public transport system available on Google Transit.
NBN Co needs to test and fix customers' in-home copper wiring to get the best speeds from VDSL2, but it's the most expensive and least preferred of three options for in-home connectivity, the company's advice to the Coalition government warns.
More than 130 jobs in Sydney rail could go with the introduction of the new swipe-on Opal ticketing system, a union claims.
As the Australian government rejects a senate request to table the text of the TPP agreement, a new leak has suggested Australia and other negotiating nations are opposing a number of intellectual property proposals put forward by the United States.