Govt to establish national digital identity framework

21 October, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The federal government will task the Digital Transformation Office with helping develop a national digital identity verification framework as part of its review into Australia's financial system.

UK introduces visa scheme for tech talent

20 October, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK government's new Tech Nation Visa Scheme has added new qualifying criteria to help the nation's technology start-ups more easily source talent from outside the EU.

Interview: Paul Shetler, CEO of the DTO

19 October, 2015 by David Braue

The CEO of the Digital Transformation Office is on a mission to transform government, and sees the reinvention of government services coming from an 'outside in' rather than an 'inside out' approach.

City of Melbourne hires its first CDO

30 September, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Former PwC employee Michelle Fitzgerald has taken up the role of the City of Melbourne's first chief digital officer.

Policy morass, legacy haunt $1bn DHS project

30 September, 2015 by David Braue

The Department of Human Services is embarking on a $1bn overhaul of its core systems, but government watchers believe the successful completion of the overhaul will take a lot more than just throwing money at the problem.

Canberra first capital city to legalise Uber

30 September, 2015

The ACT will be one of the first capital cities in the world to legalise ridesharing services, such as UberX, from 30 October.

UK, US to strengthen digital government collaboration

28 September, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The governments of the UK and the US have committed to working together on initiatives to transform the delivery of government services for the digital era.

Videoconferencing connects WA's medical specialists

23 September, 2015

High-definition videoconferencing equipment is connecting emergency medicine specialists in Perth to doctors and nurses in 72 emergency departments across Western Australia.

NSW Innovation Minister to discuss govt big data in Korea

23 September, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NSW Minister for Innovation Victor Dominello will deliver a keynote address at IFIP WCC 2015 in South Korea next month, detailing the role of data analytics in government.

PM to keep hold of Digital Transformation Office

22 September, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has moved the portfolio of the Digital Transformation Office to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Digital Transformation Office on recruitment drive

27 August, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The federal government's Digital Transformation Office is launching a national recruitment campaign for talented people capable of accelerating the pace of digital transformation across the government.

DTO engages with developers for API design mandate

26 August, 2015 by David Braue

The Digital Transformation Office is pushing application developers within government agencies to standardise and facilitate use of their applications by developing application programming interfaces to an evolving set of design standards.

'Smart regions' demand better local-government IT — and better collaboration

19 August, 2015 by David Braue

Citizens are just as concerned that governments use technology to help them prepare for severe weather events as they are on initiatives such as smart lighting, transport information and intelligent parking, a major new report shows.

SE Qld could be Australia's first Smart Region

17 August, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A Cisco report has identified strong local support for the concept of transforming Southeast Queensland into Australia's first Smart Region using IoT and other digital technologies.

NSW on way to full electronic voting

10 August, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NSW Electoral Commission CIO Ian Brightwell believes postal votes are no longer working, and the iVote electronic voting system could be the ideal replacement.

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