Government News, Features, and Interviews

  • NT govt unloads on NBN satellite, pushes for fixed wireless

    The Northern Territory’s government has called for fixed wireless instead of satellite to be used to deliver broadband to remote communities in the NT, accusing NBN’s Sky Muster service of delivering “poor performance”.

    27 March 17 10:57 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ATO prepares to roll out new SAN

    The Australian Taxation Office is preparing to progressively install a new storage-area network to replace the HP Enterprise SAN blamed for major outages of ATO services in December and February.

    15 March 17 13:28 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Preparing for Australia’s data breach notification regime

    Australia’s Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 marks a milestone for information security legislation, but industry is still questioning the need for legal intervention.

    09 March 17 14:46 Written by Peter Tran, RSA
  • ABC creates chief technology officer role

    The ABC has created a chief technology officer role as part of a wide-ranging transformation program unveiled by the broadcaster’s managing director, Michelle Guthrie.

    07 March 17 16:38 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Government ‘still committed’ to guidelines for web-blocking power

    With the government yet to finalise whole-of-government guidelines for the use by federal agencies of Section 313(3) of the Telecommunications Act to block Australians’ access to websites, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has moved to develop internal guidelines on its use of the power.

    07 March 17 13:01 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • New CIO to drive ICT strategy for Tas government

    Tasmania’s Office of eGovernment (OeG) has begun the recruitment process for a chief information officer to drive a whole-of-government IT strategy for the state.

    07 March 17 10:44 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Law enforcement vehicles go high tech

    Australian motorists are about to experience the full impact of a whole range of new, computerised electronic law enforcement technology — and some of it will be highly visible highway patrol car equipment.

    02 March 17 12:34 Written by Christopher Jay
  • New law to protect young people from online predators

    The has announced government is backing a modified version of ‘Carly’s Law’, legislation initially proposed by South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon to combat online grooming of minors.

    02 March 17 11:34 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Government commits to funding ACCAN

    The government has announced it will continue to fund the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) following a review of consumer representation on telecommunications issues.

    28 Feb. 17 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Census: Government rejects additional privacy safeguards

    The government has rejected recommendations from Greens and Nick Xenophon Team (NXT) senators that would potentially impose additional restrictions on the use of data gathered by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) during the Census.

    28 Feb. 17 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
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