More than 100 federal, state and local government agencies are known to be accessing so-called telecommunications ‘metadata’ despite not being among the list of enforcement agencies included in the data retention legislation.
Stories by Rohan Pearce
An “intermittent error” from a network switch was responsible for a range of Australian Taxation Office (ATO) services being rendered inaccessible on Friday.
The Department of Home Affairs has acknowledged that, according to advice it has received from industry, the way the so-called ‘encryption’ legislation is perceived has “had a material impact on the Australian market and the ability for Australian companies to compete globally”.
Over the last two years Australia Post has not undertaken detailed security risk assessments for two of its critical systems — its corporate data warehouse and eParcel applications — according to the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO).
If a Vodafone-TPG merger does not go ahead, it is likely to lead to lower mobile prices for Australian consumers, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) believes.
Wing — a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet — has launched the first mobile app that integrates with a new drone safety API operated by Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
TAFE NSW is seeking to fill a newly created chief information security officer (CISO) position.
An open Amazon Web Services S3 bucket exposed sensitive data about international students, including passport scans, visa details, and education agreements.
Home Affairs is seeking to rationalise its unified communications platforms as part of a broader strategy to streamline technology at the mega-department.
The Australian National Audit Office has expressed concerns over the handling of a $19.5 billion government loan to NBN Co, with the communications department unable to provide evidence of a suitable governance framework to oversee the company’s compliance with the lending arrangements.
Victoria’s Major Transport Infrastructure Authority is recruiting its inaugural chief information officer.
Monash University’s chief information officer Trevor Woods will join this University of Sydney in September as its new CIO.
Purchasing a new digital health record system that can support public health services and rejigging Oracle licensing are among the tech-focused initiatives flagged in the ACT’s 2019-20 budget.
LandMark White says a “small number” of its clients have suspended their use of its property valuation services in the wake of a data breach.
New administrative arrangements formally transfer responsibility for whole-of-government IT from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet — which has been the home of the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) — to the new ‘Services Australia’.