Off the back of the first surplus in five years, the Western Australian (WA) Government is prepped to launch headfirst into its state-wide digital transformation outlined in the 2019-20 State Budget, investing millions in current and future ICT initiatives across all sectors
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$328 million has been pledged towards to the fourth and final action plan under the government’s National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022. With the Plan approaching one decade since implementation, reflection on progress to date shows a positive trend across all jurisdictions towards an increased use of data and technology to combat violence against women and children
ICT project management continues to be in the spotlight as jurisdictions around the country move towards adopting project management offices (PMOs), even for non-high-risk projects
Investment in public sector ICT “human capital” and a shake-up of contracting arrangements will define the Australian Labor Party’s approach to ICT policy should it win government in the May election.
New rules for labour hire providers operating in the NSW public sector market, along with compliance software and data analytics opportunities
One of the key differences in policy if a Labor government is elected in May is the approach to visa processing, with the Opposition’s criticism of the Coalition’s plans to privatise Australian visa processing mounting following the allocation of a further $73.2 million towards this scheme in its Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO), handed down last month.
The NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI) has undertaken trial ICT procurements in an attempt to develop a process more outcome-based and innovation-friendly, joining the growing number of Australian jurisdictions looking to cut costs by streamlining procurement practices and fostering a more inclusive supplier ecosystem
$112 million was allocated to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) as part of its ongoing commitment to improve services for veterans through the Veteran Centric Reform (VCR) program, as outlined in the 2018-19 Budget
Social issues often exert a heavy influence on government’s policies towards and investments into ICT. A close analysis of dominant social trends over the past year can reveal the key areas in which we can expect attention to be directed in 2019, with several key issues likely to inform federal ICT policy direction regardless of which party wins the upcoming election
Two of Canberra’s largest users of contingent labour – Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and Department of Human Services (DHS)