Government News, Features, and Interviews

  • NSW launches Future Transport Digital Accelerator

    The New South Wales government has backed an initiative that transport and infrastructure minister Andrew Constance said could help put the state “on the map globally as the capital for transport tech”.

    22 May 18 12:26 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NSW to begin state-wide digital licence rollout

    The New South Wales government has revealed it will introduce legislation in the next fortnight to facilitate a phased rollout of the state’s Digital Driver Licence (DDL) program.

    14 May 18 11:21 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Private sector may be able to access My Health Record data for research

    Use of both de-identified data and, in some circumstances, identifiable data will be permitted under a new government framework for so-called “secondary use” of data derived from the national eHealth record system. Linking data from the My Health Record system to other datasets is also allowed under some circumstances.

    14 May 18 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Auditor slams govt’s security vetting systems

    Information systems at the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) are still failing to meet the agency’s business needs resulting in “inefficient processes and data quality and integrity issues,” an audit has concluded.

    14 May 18 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • LaunchVic turns funding focus to healthtech

    ​LaunchVic, the Victorian Government’s startup development agency, has announced its eighth round of funding grants will be focused on healthtech.

    11 May 18 12:43 Written by George Nott
  • Govt gives Open Banking regime the go ahead

    ​Consumers will be granted new rights over their banking data from July next year, with the government this week announcing it would implement the recommendations of the Review into Open Banking.

    10 May 18 11:45 Written by George Nott
  • Budget 2018: Government to upgrade key Veterans’ Affairs ICT systems

    The Department of Veterans’ Affairs will receive an additional $111.9 million over four years beginning in 2018-19 “to continue to transform and improve veterans’ services to more effectively and efficiently meet the current and future needs of veterans and their dependants,” budget papers reveal.

    09 May 18 08:53 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • IT chiefs urged to take steps towards connected business.

    Companies can increase agility, collaboration, control on digital transformation journey.


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