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If history has taught us anything, Arthur muses, it is that new technologies become outdated pretty quickly as the threat landscape changes continuously.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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Reimagining real estate with AI

Artificial intelligence capabilities to enhance efficiency and simplify selection of property content. Australian founded online real estate website, buymyplace has launched an automated version of its platform that empowers Australian property owners to sell their property privately, putting them in charge of the sale of their home from go-to-whoa and…

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Australia commits A$13M to stop online disinformation with Malaysia

The leaders agreed to elevate relations to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. The leaders of Malaysia and Australia recently held a bilateral meeting to discuss issues that will help expand their cooperation and address pressing challenges. Australian PM Scott Morrison and Malaysia PM Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin both agreed the CSP will…

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Australia’s Department of Defence hires new CISO

Announces new A$18M National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants The Department of Defence has selected Jonathan Dean as its new CISO.  He already has 17 years of service experience with Defence, having worked within the Defence Science and Technology Group and the Chief Information Office Group. During his time, Dean…

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Singapore and Australia sign digital economy agreement

Digitalisation of trade processes for Singapore businesses. Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing and Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham have signed the Singapore-Australia Digital Economy Agreement (SADEA) electronically. Chan said, the signing of the Singapore-Australia Digital Economy Agreement marks a milestone in the long-standing…

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Australian Government releases 60 cyber security recommendations

The Australian Government has released its Panel’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy The Australian Federal Government’s Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) has delivered 60 recommendations to bolster Australia’s critical cyber defences. This was an important time for Australia to strengthen its cyber defences, said Andrew Penn chair at IAP. “The Panel’s recommendations…

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