Government News, Features, and Interviews

  • Why Australia has an opportunity to lead the way on AI regulation

    We are on the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution with advances in AI continuing at a rapid pace. Yet despite its promise, Australian businesses are hesitating to embrace AI, fuelled by misunderstandings and misapprehensions. These have only been exacerbated by the recent headlines of misuse of personal data by tech giants.

    19 July 18 09:46 Written by Richard Kimber, CEO and co-founder, Daisee
  • Website snafu hits health watchdog

    The office of the National Health Practitioner Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner says its website suffered a “technical issue” yesterday evening “as a result of routine website maintenance”.

    18 July 18 12:15 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Delaware to test blockchain-based business filing system

    More than half of all U.S. publicly-traded companies – and two-thirds of Fortune 500 firms – are incorporated in Delaware because of its business-friendly laws and well-established corporate legal precedence.

    17 July 18 08:57 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Facebook, Twitter, Alphabet to testify at U.S. House hearing

    ​The US House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday to take testimony from Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's YouTube unit and Twitter Inc on whether social media companies are filtering content for political reasons, the committee chairman said.

    16 July 18 09:23 Written by Reuters
  • My Health Record opt-out window opens

    ​Australians will have a My Health Record created for them by the end of the year, unless they opt-out during a three month window which starts today.

    16 July 18 08:53 Written by George Nott
  • University of Canberra revives mainframe degree course

    ​The University of Canberra is reviving its mainframe degree with a cohort of at least 25 students expected to start the Bachelor of Information and Mainframe Technology course in December.

    15 July 18 18:30 Written by George Nott
  • Hammer blow for Huawei as 5G ban looms in Australia

    ​Australia is preparing to ban Huawei Technologies from supplying equipment for its planned 5G broadband network after its intelligence agencies raised concerns that Beijing could force the Chinese telco to hand over sensitive data, two sources said.

    12 July 18 08:31 Written by Reuters
  • Government bucks ACCC advice on 5G spectrum limits

    The government is pushing forward with the auction of spectrum expected to play a key role in the first wave of services based on the new 5G mobile standard.

    11 July 18 15:56 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Service NSW dumps Windows for Chrome OS

    Service NSW is planning to roll out Chromebooks and Google’s G Suite to all of its staff over the next 12 months.

    11 July 18 10:48 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Treasury begins search for new tech chief

    The Treasury is on the hunt for a new IT executive following the departure last month of chief information officer Eamonn Rooney.

    11 July 18 09:32 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ASD prepares to compete with private sector for cyber talent

    The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) says that its transformation into a statutory authority has left it better placed to compete with the private sector when it comes to recruiting specialist staff.

    10 July 18 16:27 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Queensland government’s ‘missing’ ICT projects

    Thirty-two Queensland government technology projects expected to cost a total of $161.4 million are not reflected by an online tool intended to promote transparency around major ICT and ICT-enabled initiatives.

    10 July 18 14:18 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Queensland to develop ‘drone zones’

    The Queensland government has committed to developing “drone zones” for commercial tests of aerial drone technology.

    09 July 18 12:31 Written by Rohan Pearce