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Australia redefines digital and open data road-map

A customer-first strategy drives the business of government in the state of New South Wales. Insights were shared at last week’s 3rd Annual FutureGov Forum New South Wales in Sydney.

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New Zealand government tightens privacy laws

New Zealand government tightens privacy laws to protect personal information ...

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Australian State government leverages cloud to deliver savings

Queensland’s Minister for Information Technology, Ian Walker, announces a ...

14 November 2013 | News

Australia sets stage for ICT reforms in New Year

Australian government sets stage for wide-ranging ICT reforms, laying the foundations for revised policies in the New Year. A new advisory board, expected to be finalised, underscores agency-by-agency audits of spending, procurement, and service delivery programmes.

13 November 2013 | News

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.

9 November 2013 | News

Australia delivers sobering news on government finance

Australian Treasurer, Mr Joe Hockey, delivers sobering news on government finance. Confirms agency-by-agency review of programmes, under moves requiring the Commonwealth to live within it means.

7 November 2013 | News

Australia spotlights ICT and financial reforms at flagship Canberra gathering

Public sector ICT and finance heads converge next month at the flagship 4th Annual FutureGov Summit Australia and co-located 3rd Regional GovCFO Forum being held 2-3 December in Canberra. Post-election focus on improved service delivery, financial management, and technology innovation.

1 November 2013 | News

Australia lays groundwork for sweeping financial reforms

Australian government renews focus on governance, performance and accountability. New law, to become operational 1st July 2014, impacts budgeting and policy decisions across core departments and agencies.

31 October 2013 | News

Government fails to harness public data, warns Australian Productivity Commission

Australia’s independent advisory body, the Australian Productivity Commission warns that government’s vast repository of public data is not being used to full advantage. With spending topping AU$ 398 billion, there is a disconnect between an inter-agency sharing of data, policy formulation and allocation of budgets.

24 October 2013 | News

Noted UK authority shares new insights into the web

Dame Wendy Hall, a noted Web authority, shares insights about a global resource that features more than 15 billion “pages” of hyper-linked information, and touches all aspects of modern communication.

22 October 2013 | News

Australia targets tax crime through global data-sharing initiative

The Australian Taxation Office targets tax crime through a data-sharing initiative featuring key revenue-collection agencies in the US, UK and regional counterparts. Initiative is supported by Australian Treasurer, Mr Joe Hockey.

18 October 2013 | News

Victorian government rolls out AU$11 million cloud project

Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries fast-tracks investment in cloud services under an AU$11.5 million contract. Project taps into hosted services, built around a user-pay utility model.

15 October 2013 | News

Global systems vulnerable to new generation of attacks, warns study

Global ICT systems vulnerable to new generation of cyber-attacks, warns study by Information Systems and Audit Control Association. Poll of 1,500 security professionals says advanced persistent threats compromise national security and economic stability.

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