The Australian Data and Digital Council (ADDC) returned on Friday 29 May for its third teleconference under the revised four-weekly meeting schedule to tackle the ICT implications of COVID-19 response and recovery.
Extraordinary drought, fires, flooding and the ongoing pandemic are forcing governments to rewrite the rulebook for emergency services agencies across Australia.
Police forces around Australia have been some of the slowest government agencies to pursue fundamental digital transformation. As some of the oldest service delivery agencies with high, challenging work-loads,
Of all the 2019 public sector digital transformation trends, none were more profound than the pivot towards greater collaboration and coordination between governments.
COVID-19 is creating unprecedented social and economic disruption and generating anxiety for many about their future job and income security. It is also giving rise to questions about the likely impacts on government use and purchase of technology.
With parliaments across Australia suspending sitting dates due to the coronavirus pandemic, several bills with expected ICT implications are also being put on hold.
As COVID-19 rapidly reshapes the world, new functionality is quickly being established by the Federal Government to ensure consistent communication and coordination of efforts across agencies and jurisdictions, and with private and non-government organisations.
Government responses to the 2019-20 Australian bushfire season continue to unfold. With the potential of a ‘new normal’ of high-intensity fires in areas not previously considered a fire-risk, governments and their emergency response agencies are being forced to consider new technology developments in communications, geospatial and analytics to prepare for the growing threat.
The discovery of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and subsequent national and international political responses arising from the outbreak originating in the city of Wuhan in mainland China is shaping up to be one of the biggest worldwide news stories of 2020.