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Finance finds the limits of SAP

Capital costs for parliament’s expense management software have more than doubled from initial budget to $60 million, with officials on Wednesday acknowledging a gross underestimation of just how complex...

NSW govt looks to FinTechs in banking overhaul

Local FinTechs are being called up to help the New South Wales government introduce innovative payment methods as part of a major refresh of its transactional banking contracts. NSW...

LEOSats could bridge First Nations digital divide

Low Earth orbit satellite technology should be trialled as a connectivity solution to address the digital divide experienced by regional First Nations communities, according to a government working group....

The new playbook for public sector cybersecurity

In the recent Verizon paper, Decoding a hacker’s playbook in public sector cybersecurity, CTRL Group’s co-founder and chief product officer, Bastien Treptel, joined Innovation Aus.com publisher Corrie McLeod, to discuss public...

$330m to power forward emissions reduction tech

Nine heavy industry projects will share in $330 million worth of federal government grants to fund the use of clean energy and emissions reduction technologies. The grants, announced by...

Global take-down orders can harm the internet if widely adopted

Do Australian courts have the right to decide what foreign citizens, located overseas, view online on a foreign-owned platform? Anyone inclined to answer ‘yes’ to this question should perhaps...

Solar Sunshot subsidies to flow from 2026

Solar module manufacturers will start competing for their share of $1 billion in production subsidies within months, with funding expected to flow from mid-2026 to help meet a 10...

A $20m ray of light for energy startup RayGen

Breakthrough Victoria has invested $20 million into local energy startup RayGen Resources to drive the state’s energy transition and boost local manufacturing in the renewables sector. RayGen uses an...

Local Defence suppliers frozen out of security clearances

Local Defence suppliers were locked out of the department’s industry vetting program in the second half of last year last year, stopping as many as 150 companies from obtaining...

AI deployed without checks across government

More than 75 artificial intelligence projects were underway across federal government last year before consistent governance frameworks were in place, raising questions about how agencies could audit the decisions...