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The Victorian Government has allocated $52.9 million for “digital government and communications” over the next financial year, as more citizens are going online for services. The new budget, released yesterday, also revealed the success of services will now be measured against customer satisfaction rather than traditional project delivery metrics. Sign

The Commonwealth Government is launching a new services agency, Service Australia, modelled on the NSW State Government’s Service NSW. Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed the plan for Services Australia on Sunday in a surprise announcement which may challenge the role of current agency charged with supporting IT and digital service

The NSW Government has established a new office responsible for coordinating cybersecurity across the state government. The new office, Cyber Security NSW, replaces the role of the government chief information security officer and is also billed as a way of accelerating the State Government’s digital transformation. Cyber Security NSW sits

In an era when consumers benchmark any experience against the best service they’ve ever received, government services delivered by digital channels can feel like they leave a lot to be desired. But, unlike other parts of their lives, when it comes to governments services users can’t shop around for a

If elected on Saturday an Australian Labor Government will address Australia’s digital skills gap, establish centres of excellence for AI and blockchain, encourage more startup activity, and reform controversial encryption laws. Each of the moves has been outlined by Shadow Minister for Human Services and the Digital Economy, Ed Husic,

Tech companies and the Law Council of Australia have pushed back on Scott Morrison’s new social media laws, saying they are being rushed through Parliament without proper consultation or consideration of consequences. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Scott Morrison proposed the new laws in the wake of the

The opposition has vowed to reform Australia’s “terrible” new encryption laws, which currently give Australian security agencies unprecedented powers to access encrypted messages. Labor helped pass the Assistance and Access Bill which created the laws late last year with an agreement from government that significant amendments would be made early

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The Australian political digital infrastructure is a target in an ongoing nation state cyber competition which falls just below the threshold of open conflict. Today Prime Minister Scott Morrison made a statement to parliament, saying: The Australian Cyber Security Centre recently identified a malicious intrusion into the Australian Parliament House

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has flagged “gaps” in blockchain technology, advising government agencies to weigh any investment in the technology against its ability to meet users’ needs. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The two case studies of blockchain use in government services published so far show only

The local tech industry has reiterated its concerns over Australia’s controversial encryption laws, as Australian Federal Police documents reveal the new powers are already being exercised.  The Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 passed in a hasty fashion on the final sitting day of parliament last