Government News, Features, and Interviews

  • Australia, China pledge cyber cooperation

    Canberra and Beijing will share information to assist in the fight against cyber crime, according to a joint statement issued in the wake of the inaugural Australia-China High-Level Security Dialogue.

    24 April 17 17:11 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Government eyes increased IoT security, new plan to tackle cyber crime

    A new National Plan to Combat Cybercrime, collaboration with industry to boost the security of Internet of Things devices, and work on reducing supply chain risks to government IT systems are some of the next steps in the government’s national cyber security strategy.

    20 April 17 07:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Mixed response to 457 visa abolition

    The government’s plan to overhaul Australia’s skilled migration program has alarmed an organisation representing the local ICT industry.

    19 April 17 11:48 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Trump's cybersecurity mystery: 90 days in, where's the plan?

    On Jan. 6, Donald Trump said his administration would produce a report on cybersecurity within 90 days after his inaguration. On Wednesday, President Trump marks his 90th day in office with no sign of a report or indication that one is on the way.

    19 April 17 08:47 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Government to scrap 457 visas

    The government will abolish the 457 temporary​ visa class, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced today.

    18 April 17 14:09 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • eBay threatens to block Australian buyers

    Proposed legislation that would force eBay and other international online marketplace operators to collect GST on low-value purchases by Australians is “complex, inconsistent, unworkable and will harm Australian consumers in many ways”, the company’s local managing director has argued.

    18 April 17 12:09 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN considers roll-out of NG-PON2

    NBN sees potential in NG-PON2 (Next-Generation Passive Optical Network 2) as means to deliver on its future bandwidth and capacity requirements, the company’s CTO said today.

    11 April 17 09:18 Written by George Nott
  • SA Health CIO defends EPAS following coroner's criticism

    ​The CIO of SA Health has spoken out in defence of the state’s Enterprise Patient Administration System (EPAS) after it was criticised in an inquest into the death of former Socceroo Stephen Herczeg.

    10 April 17 08:41 Written by George Nott
  • Spotlight on cyber security at ATO, DHS and Immigration

    The cyber resilience of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), Department of Human Services and Department of Immigration and Border Protection is set to be scrutinised as part of a joint committee inquiry.

    07 April 17 14:00 Written by George Nott
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