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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Mandatory data retention is not just about national security, but also about cracking down on illicit online file sharing, according to Greens communications spokesperson Scott Ludlam.
The ACMA and the Australian Privacy Commissioner have signed a deal to work together in a bid to streamline telecommunications, spam, and telemarketing matters, and to ease duplication in their respective duties.
The Australian Taxation Office is hoping to save up to AU$4 million annually from an IT contractor panel overhaul.
Australia's proposed data-retention laws still leave too many questions unanswered. Turnbull and Brandis must fill in the blanks.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed that copyright holders could sue ISPs to get hold of data retained as part of the government's mandatory data-retention regime.
The Victorian government is dipping into its AU$12 million Technology Innovation Fund to back a program that is aimed at digitising courtroom paperwork and providing a mobile solution for case management and transparency.
A new program launched by the Victorian government is aiming to assist in generating a potential AU$3.5 billion productivity boost by improving the information and communications technology skills among small and medium-sized business owners.
Australia's two largest telecommunications companies have welcomed the Australian government's approach to legislation forcing them to retain customer data for two years.
The Australian Federal Police has admitted that legislation for new mandatory data retention obligations on Australian telecommunications companies could be used to fight online copyright infringement.
Telstra has signed a deal with Motorola Solutions that is expected to further the development of the emergency services' LANES capability, which will be trialled during the G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane next month.
Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has this morning introduced legislation that will force telecommunications companies to retain customer data for two years.
The NSW government is after more members to join its IT advisory panel and the procurement industry advisory group, while the NT government is after members to join its newly established IT advisory council.
'Volunteer' companies will not be forced to remove content, and smaller social media companies will not be covered by the Australian government's cyberbullying laws.
The private eHealth records of numerous patients have been breached by healthcare providers and other myGov account users.
ASIO is expected to receive greater powers to tap metadata and obtain computer access for national security purposes, with Australian parliament passing the government's Foreign Fighters Bill, the second tranche in its anti-terror legislation.