Former Chief Information Officer at the Australian Research Council, Mike Mitchelmore, has taken on the role of National Manager, ICT Strategic Vendor Management and Sourcing at the Department of Human Services.
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has established its own IT services panel, to which 20 suppliers have been appointed. According to AusTender the panel will not be open to multi-agency use, despite the strong advocacy of inter-agency “piggy-backing” options contained in the whole-of-government Portfolio Panels for IT Services Policy.
The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) has announced that it plans to cut 300 jobs, or 30 per cent of its workforce, in response to the efficiency dividend imposed by the government in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.
At the same time, however, the DCCEE has announced that the Clean Energy Regulator has commenced operations as a new independent body within the department.
The Department of Defence has opened up an opportunity for an IT provider to participate in phase 5B1 of its Joint Project 2008. Phase 5B, the systems integration stage of Defence’s military satellite upgrade, is estimated to be worth around $500 million.
The Queensland Health payroll failure will once again be put under the public service microscope, with new Premier Campbell Newman announcing that his government will conduct its own review into what went wrong.
The Australian Government has invited interested organisations to apply for a slice of $20.6 million in funding to conduct innovative telehealth pilots, which utilise the National Broadband Network.
NSW Health has signed a $3.9 million contract with Cerner for software licences and support for the state-wide roll-out of the Community Health and Outpatient Care (CHOC) solution.