Australia’s intergovernmental agreement on data sharing

Commonwealth, state and territory governments sign an agreement to share data across jurisdictions. Two levels of Australia’s government have signed an agreement to share data across jurisdictions as a default position, where it can be done securely, safely, lawfully and ethically. Access to data is critical for policy, service delivery,…

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Australia is fighting back against ransomware

Ransomware campaigns impact multiple sectors across the economy. Australians continue to be targeted by cybercriminals through ransomware campaigns impacting multiple sectors across our economy. Assistant Minister for Defence, the Hon Andrew Hastie MP, said the Government is tackling cybercriminals head-on to support Australian organisations and individuals from cyber compromise. “In…

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Japan-Australia sign partnership on decarbonisation through technology

Achieving net zero emissions by 2050. During the G7 summit Japan and Australia signed a joint declaration to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, and their determination to further collaboration on efforts to achieve decarbonisation and a net zero emissions future. Both countries will consider a technology-led response is…

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Australia and Malaysia boost technology collaboration

New initiative to improve collaboration in digital transformation in both countries. Asia Pacific nations Australia and Malaysia have entered into a strategic partnership to enhance technology collaboration between the two countries. The Australia–Malaysia Tech Exchange (AMTX) is a program of business activities across multiple sectors jointly implemented by Austrade and the Malaysian…

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Australian Government pledges A$1.2B in digital

Transformation is not merely a national one but a global one. Australia’s peak industry representative body for innovation technology, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), welcomed the Federal Government’s Budget as a good start to position Australia as a leading digital economy by 2030. The Federal Government’s A$1.2 billion investment…

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Australian Government urged to allocate millions towards AI

Tech giant’s conduct was found to be liable to mislead the public. Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is calling on the Federal Government to allocate A$250 million in the May budget to ensure Australia becomes a global leader in AI research and commercialisation and doesn’t fall behind its international peers.…

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Australia sees cyber security as a pominent issue

Abigail Bradshaw head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre talks about how the cyber security defensive mission on a standing and given it prominence. In just the last four months Australia has dealt with significant malicious cyber activity associated with SolarWinds, the Acellion File Transfer compromise, and recently the Microsoft Exchange server vulnerabilities, as…

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HealthEngine chosen to build the Commonwealth Booking form

Online healthcare booking pioneer joins effort to support Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccination program. HealthEngine has joined the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout effort after being selected by the Australian Government Department of Health to build the Commonwealth booking platform as part of the COVID-19 Vaccination Information and Booking Service. The platform…

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Sponsored Content – ActiveEDR – The new kid on the cybersecurity block?

If history has taught us anything, Arthur muses, it is that new technologies become outdated pretty quickly as the threat landscape changes continuously. When threats began to emerge in the 90s, many businesses moved to install anti-virus protection. These new products were able to fight against a relatively small number… Read More

Australian Govt. agencies not adequately storing telcommunications data

Government agencies investigated by Commonwealth Ombudsman. Australia’s Commonwealth Ombudsman has found that Government agencies have not adequately kept the records relating to agencies’ use of stored communications and telecommunications data, as needed under the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (the Act). The Ombudsman can investigate complaints about actions and…

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