Reaction to the awarding of a whole-of-government cloud services deal to Amazon Web Services, the second big contract to go to the American company in two months, after the 2021 Census was handed to it, has ranged from muted to outright anger.
One of the big problems in tech that the incoming minister for the digital economy will have to fix is the matter of getting big tech multinationals to pay their fair share of tax.
The usage of the government myGov portal has risen by 40% in the last 12 months, a statement from the Department of Human Services claims, with 500,000 users logging in on a daily basis.
The Federal Government has announced a joint venture with industry known as Connecting Women in Digital Initiative to coach, mentor and offer networking opportunities for women working in the ICT sector.
Vulnerable people and those suffering extreme hardship can get immediate access to emergency welfare payments through Centrelink, after the agency moved to the new payments platform developed by the Reserve Bank of Australia.
South Australia has become the first state to agree to collaborate with the Federal Government on the digital identity initiative known as myGovID, a trial of which is being run by the Digital Transformation Agency.
Australia's move towards a digital government should be more of an integrated effort and should not be restricted in silos, a cyber security expert says, expressing scepticism about the ideas put forward by recently by Human Services and Digital Transformation Minister Michael Keenan.
The Federal Government has said it would make all services with which citizens have to interact accessible online by 2025, according to a Digital Transformation Strategy released by Human Services and Digital Transformation Minister Michael Keenan on Wednesday.
The government has kicked off a pilot of its myGovID identity solution on the last day of October, with the trial open to people who have iPhones at the outset as a private, beta app is available for this operating system only. An Android app is expected to be issued next year and a Web interface to be provided after that.
Microsoft is set to provide cloud hosting for the trial of the Federal Government's Govpass ID solution in October, after the Digital Transformation Agency, the government agency that will oversee implementation of the ID solution, announced that it had adopted the company's Azure service as its cloud solution.
Australia is on the road to becoming one of the world’s top three countries for digital delivery of government services by 2025, according to the Minister for Digital Transformation, Michael Keenan.
Australia will soon have a national data commissioner, with the federal government saying yesterday that this was part of its responses to the Productivity Commission's final report into Data Availability and Use.
Australia has said it will move to regulate exchanges that deal in the cryptocurrency bitcoin, as part of its crackdown on money laundering and terrorist financing.
The federal government has accepted the Productivity Commission’s recommendations on public safety mobile broadband (PSMB) requiring emergency services to use commercial mobile networks.
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