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Academic says HealthConnect will not meet Abbott's timeframe

Health Minister Tony Abbott's ambitious plan to have an electronic health record system operational is highly unlikely to meet a 12 month timeframe according to Dr David More, adjunct professor of Health Informatics at the University of Canberra.

Written by Michael Crawford07 July 05 09:56

ATO readies for etax deluge

As the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) readies for its end of financial year deluge, it's paying more attention to those individuals who submit their tax return online - all 1.1 million of them.

Written by Siobhan McBride06 July 05 08:13

WA Health inks $75 million outsourcing deal

The Western Australia Department of Health has extended its information management alliance contract with Fujitsu Australia for another five years.

Written by Sandra Rossi04 July 05 11:23

Death of the fax machine

Once upon a time, the fax machine was a staple piece of technology in offices around Australia.

Written by Siobhan McBride29 June 05 07:42

Mildura Council selects home-grown CRM

Home-grown Australian software has notched up another win, with the Mildura Rural City Council (MRCC) selecting Australian-owned software vendor Merit to provide its CRM software package.

Written by Michael Crawford27 June 05 12:13

Abbott crash tackles e-Health program

A blistering speech by federal Health Minister Tony Abbott has shocked the IT health community and caused a bitter parliamentary rift over whether Australia's electronic health records should be held on a single massive database.

Written by Julian Bajkowski27 June 05 10:18

Steward joins federal CIO ranks

A senior IT bureaucrat from Centrelink, Ann Steward, has been appointed to the coveted post of federal CIO and general manager of the Australian Information Management Office.

Written by Julian Bajkowski24 June 05 14:29

Federal government agency eyes server virtualization

The federal Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources has begun an infrastructure consolidation project one year after severing ties with its outsourcing provider.

Written by Rodney Gedda22 June 05 08:34

SA government inks multimillion dollar software deal

The South Australian Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology is implementing an electronic document and records management system for its 4000 employees.

Written by Siobhan McBride22 June 05 08:26

Verdict in on e-government

Australia's use of online government services has nearly doubled over the last two years, with taxpayers swapping standing in queues for Web transactions, according to the most comprehensive study of the subject to date.

Written by Julian Bajkowski21 June 05 10:00

Home-grown vendors battle for slice of Qld public pie

A series of meetings between ICT industry heavyweights and the Queensland government is well under way as local companies battle it out to secure a bigger slice of the public sector procurement pie.

Written by Michael Crawford20 June 05 09:37

Unisys recruits outsourcing aficionado

Multinational IT services heavyweight Unisys has adopted a war footing on the lobbying front, appointing a former NSW premier, Howard government finance minister and 1990s whole-of-government outsourcing enforcer, John Fahey to the advisory board of its Australian arm.

Written by Julian Bajkowski16 June 05 08:14

Telstra's search for chief is over

The former head of French mobile company Orange, Solomon Trujillo, has been appointed Telstra's new chief executive officer (CEO) for a fee of $3 million a year.

Written by Sandra Rossi09 June 05 17:00

Further spyware controls under consideration

The federal government may consider a range of further curbs to regulate the use of so-called spyware, but will look for pragmatic solutions from the corporate sector, public interest groups and IT vendors rather than take a legal stick to the problem.

Written by Julian Bajkowski09 June 05 11:21

PC report card slams poor disposal standards

Tech buyers should buy the more environmentally-friendly products such as HP and Dell, ahead of less ecologically-aware computers, according to a PC report card released this week.

Written by Staff Writers09 June 05 08:26

Abetz backs privacy overhaul

The man in charge of enforcing whole-of-government IT cohesion, Special Minister of State Senator Eric Abetz, has publicly backed calls from Federal Privacy Commissioner Karen Curtis for a wider review of Australia's privacy laws.

Written by Julian Bajkowski06 June 05 14:27

Neville vacates NICTA chair for... Neville

National ICT Australia's (NICTA) founding chairman Neville Roach has announced his resignation and will be replaced by deputy chairman Neville Stevens.

Written by Computerworld Staff01 June 05 09:46

Research collapse sours IT jobs lift

Unemployment amongst IT professionals in the research and development and education sectors has nearly tripled in the last two years, taking the gloss off a wider IT jobs recovery.

Written by Julian Bajkowski31 May 05 08:05
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