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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Hills has opened up applications to give local innovators the opportunity to bring their ideas to the Lance Hill Design Centre and the D-Shop, which are due to open in early May.
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has proposed that, within reason, "internet intermediaries" should not be held responsible for any privacy invasions conducted over their services.
Australia's shadow foreign minister wants to give our spooks more tools for fighting domestic terrorism, but she's only re-bleating their discredited clichés.
Australia's treasurer Joe Hockey has called on state governments in the country to finalise a proposal to lower the threshold for online goods below AU$1,000 by the end of 2014.
Most backhaul network services provided by Telstra and other providers will still be regulated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for at least the next five years.
ZDNetGovWeek: Obama proposes a sort-of end to NSA phone records, AWS gets DoD deal, and Jimmy Carter vs. NSA
It's an odd week when government tech news mentions both President Obama and ripped-from-the-seventies President Carter. But that's life in these United States. We also have a wide range of less silly government news from around the world, all worth reading. So dig in.
A major expansion of electronic voting through the iVote system would help improve voter turnout for local council and state elections, according to a New South Wales parliamentary committee.
As tech companies line up against the Australian government's anti-bullying eSafety commissioner proposal, even supporters of the proposal have said the government shouldn't rush to legislate to remove 'harmful' content from social media.
Working with government departments requires organisations like MOIRA to have in place stringent accountability measures to credit every cent spent on behalf of DHS' clients.
The number of requests to Google for user information from Australian government and law enforcement agencies has increased fivefold between 2009 and the end of 2013.
The Labor-Greens majority Senate Select Committee for the NBN has demanded that NBN submit a new, more reliable, strategic review that transparently costs the different network rollout proposals.
The Senate Select Committee on the NBN has found the government's fibre-to-the-node (FttN) model is "inadequate", criticised the government's NBN Strategic Review for fudging its numbers to support the FttN model, and recommended that NBN Co be "unshackled" to continue the FttP rollout free from political interference.
The Australian Department of Communications has said that the government should consider a small trial of electronic voting at the next federal election in 2016.
An AU$18.4 million deal to expand capacity on the NBN interim satellite service will bring the speed up from below dial up, according to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
A study by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) showed there is a growing popularity among SMEs to use the cloud for emails, sharing files online, and accessing online software.