Displaying items by tag: Michael Keenan

Friday, 28 June 2019 11:04

Anger, caution over AWS deal with Canberra

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.

Published in Open Sauce

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.

Published in Open Sauce

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.

Published in Government Tech

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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.

Published in Strategy

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 12:22

Govt pledge to put all services online by 2025

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 01 November 2018 06:13

Govt begins trial of myGovID digital identity system

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 06:15

Australia to have national data commissioner

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 18 August 2017 08:20

Australia moves to regulate bitcoin exchanges

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The federal government has accepted the Productivity Commission’s recommendations on public safety mobile broadband (PSMB) requiring emergency services to use commercial mobile networks.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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