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In other government ICT and digital news, 26 April 2022

by Angel Jemmett •
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In other public sector ICT and digital news for the 13th of April

  • Services Australia is looking for a cloud platform to host the GovERP system. Services Australia will consolidate the corporate and financial systems of the Federal Government’s six service hubs under the new system. Services Australia was allocated $67.1 million over two years to design, build and operate the GovERP platform in the 2019-2020 Federal Budget.  

  • The DTA has renewed its WofG cloud services arrangement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for $174 million for three years. The contracting arrangement allows public sector agencies across all jurisdictions to access AWS cloud services.  

  • Despite announcing the reforms over three years ago, the Federal Government failed to pass several online privacy laws before the upcoming election. The ‘landmark’ privacy legislation included a mandatory privacy code for social media platforms and an ‘anti-trolling’ Bill. 

  • $1.3 billion worth of grants allocated from the Modern Manufacturing Initiative, administered by the Federal Government, may be audited by the Australian National Audit Office in 2023, according to its draft work program, issued on 19 April.  

  • Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers announced that 17.2 million Australians are eligible to vote in this year’s election. This week also saw a record-breaking 214,000 enrolment applications lodged in a single day. 

  • The Park’nPay app is now available in NSW via Apple CarPlay, allowing Sydney drivers to pay for parking without using a meter. NSW Government awarded the contract for the open-source app’s development directly to Duncan Solutions. The app costs the Government $1.47 million per year to run and it is intended to reduce traffic congestion in the State’s capital.  

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