Australian Government stories
Productivity Commission seeking feedback on Right to Repair report
The report explores ways in which governments and manufacturers could improve their products and repair processes for independent repairers and consumers.
Why continuous digital transformation should be top of mind for government agencies
With increasingly secure cloud options available, there is little holding agencies back from embracing cloud.
A/NZ vendors respond to Australian govt budget announcement
The initiative around tech growth and investment in the budget presents a robust start on a longer term need to support the development and adoption of technology.
Aussie businesses want more support from Government - Xero survey
Australian businesses have high expectations for the Government’s upcoming budget.
Snowflake completes IRAP assessment, looks to enable Aus Govt
“The completion of the IRAP assessment now allows Snowflake to work with all Australian Government agencies since many departments require the protected status to have been reached."
AIIA pushes for Aus Govt to fund AI research and commercialisation
"The AIIA has provided feedback and advice on the proposed National AI Strategy, now is the time for the Federal Government to step up and commit their support.”
6clicks partners with Microsoft to bring greater security to Aus Government
Initially, the new offering will support the information security needs of Australian government departments and agencies as they seek to improve their risk and compliance maturity.
Skill Finder wins $2.7m grant from Australian Government
This grant will help to further develop the platform to enable Australian workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19 to acquire applicable digital micro-skills for free.
Think 5G for business innovation is out of your company’s reach? Think again
Today more than ever, Australia is seen as ‘the lucky country’, writes Cradlepoint's Gavin Wilson.
Macquarie launches IC5, new sovereign data centre worth $17m
Macquarie Data Centres and Macquarie Government are set to launch a new Government-certified, highly secure data centre facility in Canberra.
Australian Department of Defence renews license with archTIS for NC Protect
"This is an exciting time for archTIS as it continues to successfully execute our strategy to become the global leader of policy enforcement in the protection and sharing of sensitive and classified information.”
Zscaler first cloud security vendor to complete IRAP assessment
Zscaler completed IRAP’s two security assessment stages, as dictated in the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM).
Catalyst Cloud brings open source-based web hosting to NZ
The platform, which utilises Catalyst Cloud’s hosting infrastructure and amazee.io’s open source hosting platform called Lagoon, based on Kubernetes.
In the shadow of COVID-19, a cyber health crisis looms
Specifically, in the six months to December 2019, Australia's Notifiable Data Breaches scheme recorded 537 breaches, including malicious or criminal attacks, and cyber-incidents.
Major changes to Australian internet legislation needed says report
We look at the a recent indepenedent report into the controversial legislation that Australian Security agencies use to intercept digital communications
Aus Govt outlines cyber defence requirements for road ahead
Austrade has named 50 Australian cybersecurity companies well placed to meet the needs of the country’s cyber defence projects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.