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Queensland government confirms new GCIO start date

Queensland confirms start date for incoming Government Chief Information Officer, Mr Andrew Mills. He officially joins the administration from 6 January 2014. Brings a body of experience as former GCIO for the state of South Australia.

Historic local government reforms for City of Perth

Major local government reforms announced for City of Perth, signalling ...

Aust state government spends US$1.8 bn on new hospital

The State Government of Queensland is spending US$1.8 ...

1 August 2012 | News

Singapore creates new information and communications ministry

On 1 November 2012, Singapore will reshuffle its cabinet and reorient the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts to focus directly on ICT, media and design, libraries and public communications policies.

12 April 2012 | News

Malaysia to increase new id card production capacity

Citizens of Malaysia now need to wait up to three months if they want to apply for a new national identity (ID) card or “MyKad” as the applications have exceeded the authorities’ production capacity due to its popularity.

22 March 2012 | News

Australia launches "virtual meeting" services for higher education

Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) launches virtual meeting services for major universities.

1 March 2012 | News

Thailand to Launch Free Wi-Fi on Bangkok Expressways

Bangkok’s expressway commuters will be able to connect to the internet for free via Wi-Fi within three months, according to Expressway Authority of Thailand Governor Aiyanat Thinapai.

27 February 2012 | News

Thailand Pushes US$ 2.6 Bil to Expand Broadband Nationwide

Information and Communications Technology Ministry (MICT) is pushing ahead with its Smart Thailand scheme with planned budget of THB 80 billion (US$ 2.6 billion) to expand a fibre-optic broadband network nationwide.

15 February 2012 | News

Thailand to Import 900,000 Tablets for Education

Thailand has decided to buy up to 900,000 tablet computers from China via a government-to-government contract with payment made in cash and produce for its One Tablet per Child scheme.

13 September 2011 | News

Sri Lanka govt hotline gets 100,000 monthly calls

A multi-lingual call centre launched to provide citizens easy and quick access to all relevant information about various kinds of government services in Sri Lanka has been receiving 100,000 calls per month.

18 May 2011 | News

Government Efficiency Rankings: Hong Kong tops chart

A leading business school in Switzerland has released the results of its research in its “World Competitiveness Yearbook 2011”, which places Hong Kong at the top of government efficiency rankings, followed by Singapore and Switzerland.

19 October 2010 | News

FutureGov Awards: full list of winners

The full list of award winners from the 2010 FutureGov Awards, held in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

18 October 2010 | News

Korea, Sri Lanka shine at FutureGov Awards

Sri Lanka and Korea topped this year’s FutureGov Awards tally, leading a field that contained more than 800 nominations from 20 different countries, confirming the awards as Asia’s foremost celebration of public sector modernisation.

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