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Cybersecurity
State-based cyber attack targeting Australian government and businesses
Prime Minister Scott Morrison told media on Friday morning that a 'malicious' attack by a state-based cyber actor is underway in the country.
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Government
Macquarie to build Government data centre in Canberra
With construction due to commence in July, the initial investment of AU$17 million will be used to build stage one by December 2020.
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Australian Government
AU regtech industry rallies for govt support to kickstart economy
“We can supply technology that creates a low-overhead, low-cost, cyber-secure regulatory environment that assists our major financial sector players meet integrity tests quickly," says ProvenDB CTO.
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Retailers
Coronavirus: Australian government announce stimulus package to assist retailers and SMEs
Retailers from across Australia have welcomed the federal government's stimulus package announced this week, as it looks to help the economy through the coronavirus outbreak.
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Healthcare
Epicor targets Australia's aged care industry with new solution
Epicor has launched a new Community Care solution with the primary aim of aiding in-home services for aged care providers.
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Payroll
New platform launched to address employee underpayment across Australia
“Until now employees have relied on their employers to meet their obligations, but the extent of the reported wage theft incidents over the last twelve months show that this is not working."
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Government
Vocus unlocks strategic infrastructure opportunities in Northern Territory with govt partnership
“The Terabit Territory is a game-changer for Vocus and the Territory, establishing Darwin as a major new gateway for capacity from Asia to other mainland capital cities."
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Human rights
Metadata retention laws “abused” by enforcement agencies
The PJCIS, Human Right Law Centre, Digital Rights Watch and Access Now are calling for the repeal or amendment of the controversial laws.
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Digital Literacy
ADIA welcomes Australian Government's greater focus on digital literacy
“Everyone in Australia should be able to make full use of digital technologies. We look forward to working with the Government as it implements its commitment."
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Digital Transformation
Infosys selected to update Aussie welfare entitlement system
The Phase 1 agreement is for Infosys to create a Proof o Design and is expected to complete mid-2020.
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5G
Huawei warns of job losses as ban comes into place
The Chinese behemoth claims the ban will mean bad news economically: “without us, they are in huge trouble.”
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Cloud
Calix launches advanced battery reactor in Victoria
BATMn is a $2.7m proprietary electric reactor, based on Calix technology, for producing advanced battery materials, part-funded by the Government.
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Australian Government
Local governments need to act to protect privacy of citizens
"We are seeing a real-world effect of technology creep on our privacy rights in Australian cities through the rapid expansion of surveillance technology in public spaces."
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Government
Macquarie named NSW Government telecoms supplier
"Much like in the corporate world, we have witnessed a considerable shift in the requirements of state government departments over the last two years."
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Artificial Intelligence
Australians unaware of govt's digital services
New tools that leverage AI and other innovative technologies have potential to future-proof the provision of online services in Australia."
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Surveillance
Are we being watched? Concerns over govt surveillance on Australians
"For the government to suggest this is anything other than blanket surveillance of the Australian population is ridiculous."
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5G
Huawei: Aus should follow UK’s “more intelligent” approach to 5G tech
Huawei Australia has released a statement pointing out a UK cross-party committee’s findings that there is no need to ban Huawei’s 5G technologies.
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Microsoft
Federal Government inks cloud deal with Microsoft
The deal accelerates transformation opportunity, invests in public sector skills, drives inclusion and leverages local investment.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Australian Govt & AWS strike cloud services deal
Australia’s Federal, State and Territory government agencies will now access all AWS Cloud services, after AWS struck a deal with Whole-of-Government Australia to deploy AWS.
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Data Protection
Federal DTA adds archTIS data protection product to Cloud Services Panel
“This panel is an important step in the go-to-market strategy for Kojensi Gov. This opens up an enormous marketplace for agencies and institutions that need to share information between and within government at the classified level."
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IT Industry
ACS says Federal Budget is promising, but still lacking
Following the announcement of Australia’s 2019 Federal Budget, as you would expect there have been mixed reactions, but ACS says there is progress.
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Pure Storage
AU Budget 2019: Tech panel discuss its merits and shortcomings
Experts from the IT and tech industries share their disappointments and satisfaction on what the budget could mean for the sector in Australia.
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Gender bias
Gender gap in AU’s STEM workforce obstructing national prosperity
New research reveals Australia has not yet made the systemic changes required to achieve diversity in STEM, threatening the nation’s prosperity.
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Colocation
IT pros call on AU government to decentralise data centres
A number of IT leaders have come forward expressing their concerns around the centralisation of data centres in cities like Sydney and Melbourne, not allowing the country as a whole to thrive.