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.

Unfair dismissal docs lost in Fair Work IT outages

Unfair dismissal docs lost in Fair Work IT outages

Payment taken, but no application recorded.
Jul 29 2020 11:57AM
Victorian tribunal to settle legal disputes online with Immediation

Victorian tribunal to settle legal disputes online with Immediation

Legaltech platform slated to hear up to 1000 matters before November.
Jul 29 2020 10:39AM
WA govt probes state's digital experience to improve inclusion

WA govt probes state's digital experience to improve inclusion

Wants to address connectivity, affordability concerns.
Jul 28 2020 6:18PM
Finance dept calls in SAP expertise ahead of GovERP system build

Finance dept calls in SAP expertise ahead of GovERP system build

Looks for 18 technical specialists to kick off work.
Jul 27 2020 1:06PM
ACSC steers govt cloud security path as market opens up

ACSC steers govt cloud security path as market opens up

As centralised model gives way to self-assessment.
Jul 27 2020 1:02PM
Defence set to embrace agile, reduce 'complex' IT projects

Defence set to embrace agile, reduce 'complex' IT projects

As part of new continuous IT work program.
Jul 27 2020 6:55AM
Former Victoria Education dept exec sentenced over Ultranet scandal

Former Victoria Education dept exec sentenced over Ultranet scandal

Gets 300 hours community service for $1 million fraud.
Jul 24 2020 4:47PM
DFAT sheds dozens of IT contractors after budget blowout

DFAT sheds dozens of IT contractors after budget blowout

Budget mismanagement blamed.
Jul 24 2020 10:55AM
Govt sinks another $20m into consumer data right

Govt sinks another $20m into consumer data right

For ACCC, Treasury to progress scheme.
Jul 23 2020 4:18PM
NBN residential user consumes 34TB in a month

NBN residential user consumes 34TB in a month

Sets a new published mark for consumption.
Jul 23 2020 4:01PM
Aussie Broadband hopes NBN Co will revisit uplink shrinkage on high-tier plans

Aussie Broadband hopes NBN Co will revisit uplink shrinkage on high-tier plans

Restructure may help it distance from old thinking.
Jul 23 2020 3:08PM
Telstra joins CSIRO lab 'that invented wi-fi' to test wireless setups in a six-bedroom home

Telstra joins CSIRO lab 'that invented wi-fi' to test wireless setups in a six-bedroom home

Occupied full-time by a robot.
Jul 23 2020 12:31PM
NSW govt sets up sovereign IT taskforce to boost SME participation

NSW govt sets up sovereign IT taskforce to boost SME participation

Will consider introducing minimum spend targets.
Jul 23 2020 12:27PM
ABS to keep Census identity data on file for far less time

ABS to keep Census identity data on file for far less time

Names, addresses will now be kept for two and three years.
Jul 21 2020 6:33PM
Defence, Services Australia IT oversight set to face probe

Defence, Services Australia IT oversight set to face probe

As auditor doubles down on cyber security.
Jul 21 2020 7:11AM
ACT govt is re-platforming HR onto SuccessFactors

ACT govt is re-platforming HR onto SuccessFactors

Part of a broader systems overhaul.
Jul 20 2020 6:40AM
ATO extends $1bn Optus megadeal for another 18 months

ATO extends $1bn Optus megadeal for another 18 months

Prepares for network services changeover.
Jul 17 2020 11:55AM
Infosys runs flight to bring employees stuck in A/NZ back to India

Infosys runs flight to bring employees stuck in A/NZ back to India

Departed from Melbourne this week.
Jul 17 2020 10:27AM
Qld agencies told to review public datasets after de-identification lapses

Qld agencies told to review public datasets after de-identification lapses

Several datasets found to be at 'real risk of re-identification'.
Jul 16 2020 11:53AM
Aussie Broadband ratchets up pressure on NBN Co over looming bandwidth bonus expiry

Aussie Broadband ratchets up pressure on NBN Co over looming bandwidth bonus expiry

Sees a permanent rise in internet use post COVID.
Jul 16 2020 11:09AM

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