Government News, Features, and Interviews

  • Govt to launch ‘Digital Economy Strategy’

    The government will release a Digital Economy Strategy early next year “to seize the benefits of digital transformation and secure Australian jobs into the future”.

    19 Sept. 17 15:08 Written by George Nott
  • Macquarie to launch API-driven open banking platform

    ​Macquarie will launch its open banking platform – which makes it easier for consumers to share their financial data with third parties – in coming months, the company announced today.

    18 Sept. 17 11:46 Written by George Nott
  • A robotics roadmap for Australia

    Led by the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision – with additional backing from Queensland University of Technology and Advance Queensland – the roadmap’s organisers aim to emulate the success as similar initiatives in the US and Europe.

    18 Sept. 17 09:17 Written by George Nott
  • Doctor warns Govt: Don’t ‘Get Smart’ against Medicare Machine

    ​A doctor has warned against health systems becoming like the ‘Cone of Silence’ from ’60s spy comedy series Get Smart, as the government considers its response to the darkweb marketplace ‘Medicare Machine’ scandal.

    15 Sept. 17 13:35 Written by George Nott
  • DTA takes over government’s open data portal

    The Digital Transformation Agency will take over responsibility of the government’s central open data portal from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C).

    14 Sept. 17 17:41 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Parliament passes telco security laws

    Legislation that formally obliges telecommunications to protect their networks from a range of threats has passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support.

    14 Sept. 17 13:32 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Payment system outage strikes Service NSW

    Service NSW is unable to accept payments online or over the counter due to an “unplanned system outage,” the agency has said.

    13 Sept. 17 12:43 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Flip-flop thinking breakthrough for quantum computer chips

    A radical new chip design invented by engineers at the UNSW-based Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T) promises to make the manufacture of silicon-based quantum computers dramatically cheaper and easier than was previously thought possible.

    07 Sept. 17 10:54 Written by George Nott
  • Queensland government eyes ‘digital by default’

    Queensland has unveiled a new digital strategy that envisages making more government services available online and increased use of machine learning, cloud computing, and data analytics.

    06 Sept. 17 08:49 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • This drone could help inspect flooded infrastructure

    A drone on show at IFA in Berlin would need no authorization from the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority to play its part in relief efforts in Houston, Texas, following Hurricane Harvey.

    02 Sept. 17 23:14 Written by Peter Sayer

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