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Governments everywhere have come to realise that digital service delivery can be both more effective and less costly.

Which is why Australia’s Federal government established the Digital Transformation Agency to pave the way for an aggressive push into digital services.

iTnews has chronicled the resulting stream of new initiatives that change the way citizens and businesses work with government.

For this year’s benchmark we received entries from federal agencies detailing such efforts and showcasing how Canberra is not just talking technology, but using it to deliver outcomes that matter for Australians.

Political party networks caught up in parliament's IT breach

Political party networks caught up in parliament's IT breach

But no evidence of electoral interference.
Feb 18 2019 12:42PM
NBN Co's actual cost per premises for FTTC is $3058

NBN Co's actual cost per premises for FTTC is $3058

As questions remain over feasibility of build targets.
Feb 18 2019 11:19AM
Qld energy utilities prepare for consumer data right

Qld energy utilities prepare for consumer data right

Legislation spurs open data vision.
Feb 18 2019 7:10AM
Disability workers personal information to be centralised in new NDIS database

Disability workers personal information to be centralised in new NDIS database

Expected to improve portability of screening checks.
Feb 15 2019 12:28PM
Australian university chiefs applaud restraint in Defence trade controls review

Australian university chiefs applaud restraint in Defence trade controls review

Label considered findings "a win for common sense".
Feb 15 2019 6:45AM
Defence's bid for new technology restrictions scuttled by Thom review

Defence's bid for new technology restrictions scuttled by Thom review

More nuanced approach needed to address legislative gaps.
Feb 14 2019 3:13PM
Aussie IT firms cop customer trust hit as encryption laws bite

Aussie IT firms cop customer trust hit as encryption laws bite

Face 'regular questions' from customers and prospects.
Feb 14 2019 6:42AM
Universities prepare to deliver lifetime learning, lifetime engagement

Universities prepare to deliver lifetime learning, lifetime engagement

But in new ways that go way beyond the ancient regime of showing up to hear a lecture.
Feb 14 2019 6:03AM
Govt moves to extend encryption-busting powers to anti-corruption agencies

Govt moves to extend encryption-busting powers to anti-corruption agencies

Proposes changing 'interception agency' definition.
Feb 13 2019 5:18PM
Benchmark Awards 2019 Finalist: Fiona Sparks, Department of Health and Human Services Victoria

Benchmark Awards 2019 Finalist: Fiona Sparks, Department of Health and Human Services Victoria

Mobilising over 100 projects.
Feb 13 2019 12:39PM
Uniti Wireless raises $13.2m in IPO

Uniti Wireless raises $13.2m in IPO

Set to expand reach of its 'NBN alternative' services.
Feb 13 2019 12:03PM
Cloud, AI, infosec: Is your IT strategy keeping up?

Cloud, AI, infosec: Is your IT strategy keeping up?

Don’t relax because your business has moved to cloud, because a new wave of technological change is here. Find out how many Australian companies are prepared to take advantage of emerging technologies such as AI and IOT.
Feb 13 2019 9:55AM
Labor concedes decryption laws weakened security for internet users

Labor concedes decryption laws weakened security for internet users

Says change needed to protect "virtually every" smartphone and net user.
Feb 12 2019 11:27PM
DTA warns blockchain is still a solution looking for a problem

DTA warns blockchain is still a solution looking for a problem

Agencies urged to exercise "pragmatism" and mind the business and technical "gaps".
Feb 12 2019 4:16PM
Leidos lands $500m Defence intelligence integration gig

Leidos lands $500m Defence intelligence integration gig

Handed key SI role.
Feb 12 2019 2:05PM
Qld cops set to commercialise forensic management system

Qld cops set to commercialise forensic management system

Tries to turn a profit.
Feb 12 2019 12:12PM
NBN 12Mbps plan sellers come under scrutiny

NBN 12Mbps plan sellers come under scrutiny

As competition watchdog takes a keen interest in performance.
Feb 12 2019 10:38AM
Second Aussie airport gets new contactless arrivals smartgates

Second Aussie airport gets new contactless arrivals smartgates

And another lines up.
Feb 12 2019 7:20AM
Aussie Broadband predicts long wait for affordable gigabit speeds

Aussie Broadband predicts long wait for affordable gigabit speeds

Backs calls for NBN writedown.
Feb 11 2019 2:51PM
Defence dumped unrestricted crypto research permits without warning

Defence dumped unrestricted crypto research permits without warning

But permanent replacement under consideration.
Feb 8 2019 5:30PM

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