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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

The Federal Parliament has suffered a cyber breach and various media outlets are reporting that security agencies are investigating if China is the possible source. Sources have told the ABC the attack was detected in its early stages but authorities are yet to determine if data had been stolen during

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The Australian Government suffered more than 1,000 cybersecurity attacks over the last three financial years which achieved “any degree of success,” according to federal intelligence agencies. It is likely a conservative estimate because it only reflects incidents where a response from The Australian Signals Directorate was deemed necessary and does

The digital arm of the NSW government is taking a new holistic approach to the delivery of government services in an effort to improve citizens’ life journeys. Interacting with government agencies should be simple and effective, particularly in time of need, according to Digital.NSW. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights

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Government chief information officers will focus their technology investments on data analytics and cybersecurity, according to a new Gartner survey. Gartner’s 2019 CIO Agenda Survey said this increased focus on data reflects CIOs’ acknowledgment that artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics will be the top “game-changing” technologies for government in

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Service NSW now accepts PayPal as a payment option, making online and mobile payment for NSW Government services faster and easier. Starting with Roads and Maritime Services, PayPal will be progressively be available on all of the NSW Government agencies that accept payments via the Service NSW website and mobile