Abbott tells e-health vendors to shape up

Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott has warned e-health vendors and systems designers eyeing off federal coffers that their products must deliver tangible economic benefits over technological improvements if they expect to get government funding for e-Health.

Written by Michael Crawford04 Aug. 05 11:35

E-health data standards close to confirmation

The federal government is only weeks away from formalizing data standards for Australia's national electronic health record system.

Written by Michael Crawford01 Aug. 05 09:30

Labor cools enthusiasm for Hotmail leaks

Less than three hours after launching a new Hotmail address to expose government waste, the Australian Labor Party has warned public servants to never use their work computers or e-mail addresses to send information to it.

Written by Julian Bajkowski and Michael Crawford29 July 05 12:07

AusCert, GovCert vie for technology space

Roles and responsibilities in the Australian IT security landscape are in confusion following the formation of yet another official IT security organisation.

Written by Michael Crawford25 July 05 12:00

Defence adds more protection

With an existing mixture of mainframe and proprietary Unix systems, the Department of Defence has chosen the x86 and IA64 architectures over Sparc for its new $450,000 security management application.

Written by Rodney Gedda25 July 05 09:32

Senator scuttles 'Orwellian' national ID card

Attempts to exhume the concept of a national identity card backed by a central database have been effectively shut down by the National Party's Senator Barnaby Joyce (Queensland).

Written by Julian Bajkowski19 July 05 12:37

ABC begins digital archive conquest

Nearly two and a half years after announcing it would digitize its entire film and radio archive, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's data conversion work starts this month.

Written by Rodney Gedda19 July 05 08:19

National ID card easy target for hackers

Civil libertarians are warning that the introduction of a national identification card will make it easier for computer hackers to undertake identity theft.

Written by Computerworld Staff18 July 05 09:34

Attempts to blame IT for immigration bungles disintegrate

Attempts by Prime Minister John Howard and Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone to blame information technology for the illegal incarceration and deportation of Australian citizens have fallen apart with the release of former Federal Police Commissioner Mick Palmer's report into systemic failures at the Department of Immigration, Multiculturalism and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA).

Written by Julian Bajkowski15 July 05 08:57

London attacks prompt EU to prioritize data retention

The European Commission intends to accelerate plans to put forward new rules requiring telephone and Internet operators to store data for law enforcement agencies in the wake of the terrorist bombings in London on Thursday, a senior official said Friday. But the new plan would cut the time data had to be stored to a maximum of nine months compared to one year in an earlier proposal.

Written by Simon Taylor11 July 05 08:32

SBS tunes into Linux

Viewers of government broadcaster SBS Television will see news reports created with the help of the open source Linux operating system following a system upgrade last month.

Written by Rodney Gedda08 July 05 07:47

Women in ICT Network launched

Some of the most prominent women working in IT today have come together to form the Victorian Women in ICT Network.

Written by Sandra Rossi08 July 05 07:35

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
  • Protecting the DX enterprise with Fortinet: Managed security services for risk reduction

    The Fortinet Security Brandposts are a series of hard-hitting discussions of trends in the cybersecurity world. This month Fortinet’s Jon McGettigan explains how managed security services can reduce the risk for your organisation as you embrace digital transformation (DX).


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