Spotlight on Federal Government Spotlight on Federal Government

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.

Service NSW turns on in-app vaccine certificates

Service NSW turns on in-app vaccine certificates

Adds QR code verification.
Oct 15 2021 10:27AM
Defence hands IBM $42m for SAP case management system

Defence hands IBM $42m for SAP case management system

Under second phase of ERP overhaul.
Oct 15 2021 7:00AM
Health ministers urged to take action on home quarantine app privacy fears

Health ministers urged to take action on home quarantine app privacy fears

Protections lacking, civil society groups warn.
Oct 14 2021 5:49PM
ACSC offers free protective DNS service to federal, state gov agencies

ACSC offers free protective DNS service to federal, state gov agencies

AUPDNS to automatically block high-risk traffic.
Oct 14 2021 2:53PM
7-Eleven disables facial image capture on customer feedback tablets

7-Eleven disables facial image capture on customer feedback tablets

After adverse privacy ruling.
Oct 14 2021 12:33PM
NSW Health rethinks systems approach with vaccine platform

NSW Health rethinks systems approach with vaccine platform

'Big CX learning' for agency focused on internal systems.
Oct 13 2021 6:47AM
Revenue NSW digital chief departs

Revenue NSW digital chief departs

After three years with NSW gov agency.
Oct 12 2021 12:37PM
Parliament appoints ATO deputy CISO as new cyber chief

Parliament appoints ATO deputy CISO as new cyber chief

Fills top job a year after role was vacated.
Oct 12 2021 6:55AM
Facebook-backed group launches misinformation adjudication panel in Australia

Facebook-backed group launches misinformation adjudication panel in Australia

A day after the government threatened tougher laws.
Oct 12 2021 6:07AM
NSW, Victoria start piloting vaccine certificates through check-in apps

NSW, Victoria start piloting vaccine certificates through check-in apps

First citizens get access as states begin to open up.
Oct 11 2021 5:32PM
Labor pledges 'Buy Australian' plan to boost domestic gov spending

Labor pledges 'Buy Australian' plan to boost domestic gov spending

Procurement overhaul would see more spent locally.
Oct 11 2021 12:09PM
Australia mulls measures making social media giants responsible for defamatory postings

Australia mulls measures making social media giants responsible for defamatory postings

Escalates talk of crackdown.
Oct 11 2021 6:33AM
NSW Fair Trading deploys Pega to take building bond management online

NSW Fair Trading deploys Pega to take building bond management online

Replaces laborious paper-based process.
Oct 8 2021 1:08PM
RBA loses its CIO

RBA loses its CIO

Gayan Benedict leaves the central bank.
Oct 8 2021 7:05AM
ACT govt invests $40m in digital services, cyber security and analytics

ACT govt invests $40m in digital services, cyber security and analytics

Continues existing programs as part of Covid-19 recovery.
Oct 7 2021 4:16PM
Govt certifies first four 'strategic' cloud providers

Govt certifies first four 'strategic' cloud providers

Under hosting framework.
Oct 7 2021 1:29PM
AWS, Telstra, L'Oreal Australia line up against cyber security director liability plan

AWS, Telstra, L'Oreal Australia line up against cyber security director liability plan

Govt proposal garners little support.
Oct 7 2021 12:29PM
TIO Judi Jones resigns

TIO Judi Jones resigns

After more than five years.
Oct 7 2021 12:28PM
Australia Post trials running post office processes on a smartphone

Australia Post trials running post office processes on a smartphone

Breaks cover with major retail transformation.
Oct 7 2021 6:53AM

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