Addressing Australia’s digital divide has been a long-standing policy goal, however the potential for the COVID-19 pandemic to aggravate existing social fault lines and leave disadvantaged populations behind in the swift shift to digital is forcing some governments to consider it as a top priority.
Author: Jack Le Guay
Digitally savvy governments around the world are now leveraging their recent efforts to transform their public sectors, in the form of massive stimulus measures aimed at adopting emerging technologies.
As Eastern states still battle to stamp out coronavirus outbreaks, Western Australians have been free to dance in nightclubs since the rollback of restrictions to Phase 4 on 27 June.
Australia continues to be seen as an international digital government frontrunner, according to the latest E-Government Survey released by the United Nations.
On 7 July, Minister for Government Services Stuart Robert gave a speech to the National Press Club to report on the recent experiences and future plans of the Federal Government’s digital transformation journey.
Increased digitisation of critical infrastructure assets and a volatile geopolitical climate is now seeing some governments taking the risk of crippling cyber-attacks and cyber-espionage seriously.
Tasmania’s digital transformation is now much better placed to catch up with other Australian jurisdictions, having released its first-ever digital strategy.
With an inevitable recession depressing revenue for governments around Australia, ICT spending for the foreseeable future can be expected in most cases to be significantly
Government adoption of emerging technologies is set to supercharge the uptake of data analytics, hosting and management and create even greater requirements for cyber security.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced today that Australian governments and businesses have been targeted by a massive “sophisticated state-based” cyber attack campaign affecting education, health, essential services and critical infrastructure sectors