Australia needs comprehensive data sharing reform

09 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Productivity Commission's final report into open government data calls for a new framework for data sharing that would involve comprehensive policy and process reforms.

Australia ranks equal 1st for open gov data

08 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Open Knowledge Institute's latest ranking of 94 countries by their open data progress has Australia sharing first place with Taiwan.

Data to be a central plank of govt: Taylor

05 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor says work is underway on a strategy to make data a central plank of how government works.

NT's $45m police database overhaul

03 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Northern Territory's latest budget includes $45m to replace the ageing police records database, as well as $5m towards establishing an Office of Digital Government.

New Australian information standard launched

02 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The National Archives has laid out a new government standard for business information management and reiterated its call for all agencies to create a chief information governance officer role.

First invoice using Australian e-invoicing standard sent

02 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has completed its first test end-to-end digital transaction using the new Australian standard for e-invoices.

NT to spend $259m on integrated health system

01 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NT Government will spend millions more on the largest ICT reform it has ever undertaken, with a provider expected to be chosen this month.

Queensland crime stats data slammed

28 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An unacceptable amount of Queensland crime data is "incomplete, inaccurate and wrongly classified", says an Audit Office report.

Qld payroll project on track for end-2018 completion

24 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Queensland government has rejected reports claiming that a project to overhaul the payroll system for four government agencies is significantly behind schedule, stating that the program is back on track for completion by the end of next year.

SmartStart awarded for innovation

20 April, 2017

The SmartStart program, run by the Department of Internal Affairs, has been awarded for its excellence in innovation and communication.

3 in 4 agencies now managing records digitally

18 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Three-quarters of all Australian government agencies now manage their records digitally, according to a National Archives report on the Digital Continuity 2020 Policy.

NZ's Customs Service completes trade portal

11 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NZ's Customs Service and Ministry for Primary Industries have put the finishing touches on the nation's Trade Single Window one-stop import and export management portal.

Online portal developed by Civica for Rockingham residents

04 April, 2017

An online community portal will be launched under a partnership between Civica and the City of Rockingham in Western Australia.

Smart city pioneer John G Jung visits Adelaide

04 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Intelligent Community Forum founder John G Jung has visited the City of Prospect in Adelaide — a five times forum-accredited smart city — to share his intelligent communities vision.

UK's GDS gets mixed review in government audit

03 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK's National Audit Office has found that the Government Digital Service has had mixed success with its mission of driving digital transformation across government.

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