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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IBM and the National E-Health Transition Authority have settled a dispute over the termination of a key AU$24 million contract.
The Tasmanian government will spend AU$28 million over the next four years on a number of projects aimed at overhauling government IT systems in the Apple Isle.
The Queensland government will begin to automatically dock the pay of health workers to recoup overpayments arising from the Queensland Health payroll debacle involving an IBM payroll system.
Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey has defended the Coalition's decision to keep the NBN off budget if it wins government in September.
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has announced that Australia will sign onto the Open Government Partnership.
The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations has confirmed that year 9 to year 12 students in 2013 will be the last to receive laptops under the current scheme.
Although ISPs and network operators have had access to the rough figures of malware infections for some time, the Australian Communications and Media Authority has now begun publishing the statistics for the public.
I am beginning to wonder whether boring budgets are best for the tech sector and the wider economy.
The Australian government is promoting one of the first major new apartment blocks connected to the NBN; however, it will not face the same issues that other apartment blocks have had connecting to the NBN.
The Australian government has said it will work with government agencies to ensure Section 313 requests to block websites are "properly targeted".
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission censored a website it alleges was part of a scam — plus 1,200 others as collateral damage. An apology is nowhere near enough.
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission accidentally blocked thousands of websites in seeking to block a fraud-related website, in turn exposing the secret internet filter in operation in Australia.
An independent audit has found that many of Western Australia's universities and state training providers have failed to resolve the cheap and easy-to-fix information system weaknesses that they were informed about in previous years.
Abandoning the controversial internet filter will see the Australian government save AU$4.5 million.
Despite the tough economic times, there were a number of big IT winners in this year's federal Budget.