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.

ASIC banks on voice analytics for life insurance sales crackdown

ASIC banks on voice analytics for life insurance sales crackdown

AI to uncover dubious sales tactics.
Apr 24 2019 12:01PM
Victoria set to host AI centre after tipping in extra $1m

Victoria set to host AI centre after tipping in extra $1m

Brings total commitment up to $4m.
Apr 23 2019 11:19AM
Electoral Commission spins up cyber ops centre

Electoral Commission spins up cyber ops centre

Looks to ex-cyber spooks to protect electoral systems.
Apr 18 2019 12:45PM
Vodafone makes aggressive play for 100Mbps NBN users

Vodafone makes aggressive play for 100Mbps NBN users

Cuts $20 a month off price for six months.
Apr 18 2019 11:44AM
Victoria's fines IT system blamed for skyrocketing complaints

Victoria's fines IT system blamed for skyrocketing complaints

Complaints to Ombudsman "soar".
Apr 17 2019 12:56PM
NT govt to rationalise IT estate, build new budget system

NT govt to rationalise IT estate, build new budget system

Digital transformation key to budget repair strategy.
Apr 17 2019 7:35AM
CenITex goes all-in with VMware cloud

CenITex goes all-in with VMware cloud

For core IT infrastructure overhaul.
Apr 16 2019 12:30PM
NEC scores $23m WAN deal at WA Health

NEC scores $23m WAN deal at WA Health

To enhance connectivity at rural health sites.
Apr 16 2019 7:00AM
How Downer is tapping IoT to keep Sydney's trains on track

How Downer is tapping IoT to keep Sydney's trains on track

Using Microsoft Azure.
Apr 16 2019 6:01AM
Optus sets $85 a month as its new entry-level NBN price

Optus sets $85 a month as its new entry-level NBN price

Second rise in less than a year.
Apr 15 2019 11:57AM
China warns Australia at WTO about 5G restriction

China warns Australia at WTO about 5G restriction

Ban is "obviously discriminative", official says.
Apr 14 2019 6:49PM
NSW Transport accelerates public cloud push

NSW Transport accelerates public cloud push

Signs $5m deal with AWS.
Apr 12 2019 12:01PM
Education department finds new CIO at ABS

Education department finds new CIO at ABS

IT exec makes the move after eight years.
Apr 12 2019 12:00PM
Telstra, TPG, Vocus and Optus say they aren't an NBN bottleneck

Telstra, TPG, Vocus and Optus say they aren't an NBN bottleneck

Argue the real problem - or solution - lies with NBN Co.
Apr 12 2019 9:43AM
DXC to upgrade SA govt mainframe environment

DXC to upgrade SA govt mainframe environment

Under new outsourcing deal.
Apr 12 2019 6:40AM
Sectra inks $94m NSW Health imaging IT system deal

Sectra inks $94m NSW Health imaging IT system deal

After successful six-month PoC.
Apr 11 2019 12:20PM
Google's drone delivery service takes off in Australia

Google's drone delivery service takes off in Australia

First air delivery in Canberra.
Apr 10 2019 12:03PM
Defence nears deal on $68m HPC centre build

Defence nears deal on $68m HPC centre build

Facility will house new supercomputer.
Apr 10 2019 11:00AM
ASD confirms data stolen in Parliament IT breach

ASD confirms data stolen in Parliament IT breach

But exfil only netted non-confidential data.
Apr 10 2019 12:37AM
Human Services ramps up eMarketplace build

Human Services ramps up eMarketplace build

Calls on systems integrators to expand Service Connect platform.
Apr 9 2019 12:20PM

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