The federal Government is asking industry for final feedback on a framework of standards for an opt-in digital identity for Australians.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester says a new road safety app is set to help drivers make better choices and save lives on Australian roads.
The Commonwealth Government has announced significant changes to the way businesses can sell IT services to the Government.
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security Dan Tehan says government and the private sector must continue working together to improve Australia’s cyber security.
The Australian Government says it intends to introduce new laws to compel social media companies like Facebook and Google to help Australian security agencies get access to encrypted messages from suspected terrorists and other criminals.
The federal Government is seeking to boost Australia’s cyber security defences by up-skilling the domestic workforce to address a critical shortage of skilled cyber security professionals.
Dan Tehan, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, has urged small businesses to take urgent action to improve their cyber security in the wake of the recent global ransomware attack.
The federal Government has selected Accenture as the preferred tenderer to provide systems integration services for the next phase of the Welfare Payment Infrastructure Transformation (WPIT) Program, subject to commercial negotiations.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he has had an “in-depth” discussion with technology entrepreneur Elon Musk about the future of electricity supply in Australia.
The Government is encouraging businesses to suggest how its ICT contracts can be made more accessible to small innovators.
Reports into the bungled 2016 census have criticised the Australian Bureau of Statistics for failing to properly address privacy concerns and urged Small Business Minister Michael McCormack to exercise more effective control over the ABS.
The Government has announced it will loan the National Broadband Network $19.5 billion to fund the rest of the rollout.
The Productivity Commission is recommending a major overhaul of Australia’s data policy framework, including the introduction of a Comprehensive Right to give people more control over their data.
A new Digital Transformation Agency has been formally established within the federal Government to guide, oversee and drive the Government’s digital and ICT agendas.
The Government has reappointed Dr Ziggy Switkowski as chair and non-executive director of the Board of NBN Co Limited (nbn) for a further three-year term.
No institution or infrastructure is more important to the future prosperity and freedom of our global community than the Internet, Malcolm Turnbull has declared in Washington.
The Senate has become embroiled in the long-running Australian Federal Police investigation of the leaking of sensitive documents from the NBN Co.
A fortnight after the Australian Bureau of Statistics was forced to shut down the Census website on census-night the Bureau said that two-thirds of households had submitted a Census form, well up on the 50 per cent anticipated at this point in the collection process.
Ahead of the August 9 Census, Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjhelm said he would put his name on the Census form but he was “sympathetic” to those who wouldn’t.
A change of government on July 2 will mean another shakeup in policy for the National Broadband Network (NBN).
The Government announced in the Budget that it will seek feedback on how to ensure investors in FinTech start-up activities are eligible for the venture capital tax concessions.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced a strengthening of ties between Australia and the United States on cyber security.
A Fairfax Media report has highlighted the findings of a Baptist World Aid report which found that electronics companies are wilfully ignoring the often exploitative conditions under which raw materials used in their products and components are produced.
The Government proposes that new crowd-sourced equity funding (CSEF) rules will allow entrepreneurs to raise up to $5 million per year from a large number of individuals.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched his much-anticipated Innovation Statement, saying he wants to drive what he called an “ideas boom”.
Treasurer Scott Morrison says that new tax and business incentives under the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) will help to drive economic growth and jobs.
The Government proposes that new crowd-sourced equity funding (CSEF) rules will allow entrepreneurs to raise up to $5 million per year from a large number of individuals in return for equity in their company.
Uber, the ride-sharing service, has defended its tax affairs in Australia at a hearing of the Senate committee inquiring into corporate tax avoidance.
The federal Government’s newly-formed Digital Transformation Office (DTO) is calling on Australia’s best tech talent as it embarks on a national recruitment drive to accelerate the pace of digital transformation across the Australian Government.
The Not for Profit sector has been urged to participate in a survey as part of a major study funded by the Federal Government investigating the use of technology and platforms for giving and volunteering.