Australian service provider passes 200 government cleared security staff

Security accreditations governed by the Department of Defence. Macquarie Telecom Group stated it has surpassed 200 government-cleared security staff, with plans to continue to grow that number, as it continues to invest in local skills and capability to protect Australia’s sensitive government and citizen data. Surpassing 200 security-cleared staff is…

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Australia funds digitally transformative tech projects in Vietnam

Adapting the most advanced technologies. The Australian Government in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Technology of  Vietnam announced the award of grants totaling nearly AUD 1.4 million to four high-tech projects through the Aus4Innovation Program. Adapting the most advanced technologies developed and tested in Australia, these projects are…

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Singapore leads region in business technology adoption

Growing businesses focus on technology strategy and recruitment. Singaporean businesses were more likely to adopt technologies and develop a long-term technology strategy than their Asian region counterparts in the past 12 months, according to a survey by one of the world’s largest professional accounting bodies, CPA Australia. CPA Australia surveyed 725 professionals…

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Australia and Singapore’s blockchain trial shows promise

Results so far show reducing transaction costs. Australian Border Force (ABF), the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA), and Singapore Customs, along with industry participants, have concluded a blockchain trial to prove trade documents can be issued and verified digitally across two independent systems, reducing cross-border transaction costs. The…

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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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