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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The New South Wales Department of Education and Communities has confirmed that up to 135,000 school staff members are unable to access email today.
Software is the main driver of the 2.2 percent growth in spending.
The ongoing dispute between emergency services, state government, and the Australian government over the best spectrum band for emergency service networks has spilled over into a new parliamentary inquiry.
The Australian Greens will today introduce its Bill into parliament to force government agencies to obtain a warrant before accessing telecommunications metadata.
The ongoing chaos that is the NSA story continues. Google, Microsoft, and Facebook try to get permission to tell the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. That doesn't work out so well, and all we get are aggregated numbers and more aggravation.
In a push to capture 10 percent of Australians who aren't on the electoral roll yet, the Australian government has launched online enrolment.
The passports.gov.au website is expected to be back up today after a hardware failure took it offline last Tuesday.
On this week's Technolatte podcast, the Australian team discusses PRISM, the Queensland government's abysmal IT audit, and Vodafone's 4G launch.
Another report, another 'cyber' initiative. But we've been putting these projects, proposals, and plans out for years with very little difference in results or agenda. Which makes me wonder: Do we even understand what the 'cybers' are?
Australia is under attack from dozens of malicious cyberattacks every week, many of them sponsored by foreign powers.
In the wake of the NSA PRISM scandal, Australian Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has called for the Australian Law Reform Commission to review privacy protection.
The Australian government has updated its two-year-old digital strategy and combined it with some new initiatives and a number of already-announced policies.
Realising that former changes to the employee share scheme have negatively impacted startups, the government has said it will review the situation in order to encourage more tech businesses to contribute to the digital economy.
The controversy in the US over the government collecting phone records is a reminder that Australian government agencies already have that power, and are pushing for even more.
Queensland's IT systems have been found to be contributing to botnets, still use IE6, and in some cases have six-year-old vulnerabilities in their server software.