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
Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed the findings of a leaked 'blue book' as a political document prepared by NBN Co six months ago.
The state's electoral authority has put out a request for tender to develop, implement, deploy, and provide support for its remote e-voting system.
Following increased usage by inbound travellers of SmartGate technology at Australia's major airports, Customs is set to trial new technology for outbound citizens in Brisbane.
The Australian government CIO says the Gershon Review reinforced a culture that sees IT as a cost to be minimised, rather than a source of productivity and higher-quality services. That's a culture he says he's working to change.
Ahead of the completion of NBN Co's strategic review, Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare has told ZDNet that Labor is concerned the government will rescind its NBN promises, as it did for education funding.
A Labor and Greens dominated NBN senate committee will hold hearings over the next two days that will include appearances from 'reluctant' NBN Co executives.
Not implementing strategies recommended by national security agencies, failing to have a process in place to inform ministers of attacks, and failing to conduct proper penetration tests are just some of the auditor-general's findings.
Unsatisfied with NBN Co requiring ISPs to get informed consent from users who don't want battery backup for their NBN services, the media regulator is seeking to step in and oversee the process.
National Broadband Network campaigners are delivering a petition with 270,000 online signatures to MPs across the country as they fight for a fibre-to-the-premises plan.
Transport officers may soon use NFC-enabled Android devices to determine whether Opal users are skipping their fares.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking a biometrics advisory panel to look at new passport ID alternatives.
Is Telstra's copper network dead or isn't it? Experts just can't seem to agree – nor can those people that were supposed to be Malcolm Turnbull's allies, who are compromising his Telstra renegotiations and his case for rural FttN at the same time.
The issue of applying the GST to goods purchased by Australians through overseas online stores will be on the agenda when Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey meets his state and territory counterparts on Wednesday.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has defended the secrecy around trade negotiations which could lead to a clamp down on copyright infringement in Australia, and will be signed before the text is ever made public.
The Inspector General of Intelligence and Security has an old-fashioned method for avoiding leaks of emails: all external communication is done via paper.