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e-invoice
eInvoicing the key to economic recovery in Australia
In line with new legal requirements put in place by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), eInvoicing practices are being widely rolled out in a bid to enhance the Australian economy.
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Valta Technology Group (Valtatech)
Valta Technology Group appointed to ATO's Peppol eInvoicing panel
“There has never been a more critical time for Government agencies to regain control of their procurement and invoicing functions."
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Globalization Partners
Solving talent shortages in Australian markets
Without significant white-collar migration to Australia, in the short term, there are simply not enough skilled and trained professionals to fill certain industries.
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Ransomware
Australia's Ransomware Action Plan a major step forward for cybercrime prevention
The Australian Federal Government has put forward its Ransomware Action Plan - a new set of processes built on the 2020 cybersecurity strategy, which was a welcome addition in its own right. 
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Macquarie Data Centres
Macquarie's Sydney data centres granted Hosting Certification Framework
“The Certified Strategic listing of our portfolio is further proof that Macquarie Data Centres is rising to the evolving expectations of private and public sector customers."
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Workday joins AU Govt's DTA Cloud Marketplace; expands services on AWS
The appointment enables the company to offer the Australian government a range of cloud applications for finance, human resources, and planning.
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Cybersecurity
Macquarie opens new high security data centre in Australia's capital
The Intellicentre 5 Bunker (IC5) is critical infrastructure designed to support Australia’s data sovereignty, national cyber security and digital skills development, according to a statement from Macquarie.
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Cloud
Productivity Commission seeking feedback on Right to Repair report
The report explores ways in which governments and manufacturers could improve their products and repair processes for independent repairers and consumers.
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Digital Transformation
Why continuous digital transformation should be top of mind for government agencies
With increasingly secure cloud options available, there is little holding agencies back from embracing cloud. 
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Australian Federal Budget
A/NZ vendors respond to Australian govt budget announcement
The initiative around tech growth and investment in the budget presents a robust start on a longer term need to support the development and adoption of technology.
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Xero
Aussie businesses want more support from Government - Xero survey
Australian businesses have high expectations for the Government’s upcoming budget. 
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Australian Government
Snowflake completes IRAP assessment, looks to enable Aus Govt
“The completion of the IRAP assessment now allows Snowflake to work with all Australian Government agencies since many departments require the protected status to have been reached."
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Artificial Intelligence
AIIA pushes for Aus Govt to fund AI research and commercialisation
"The AIIA has provided feedback and advice on the proposed National AI Strategy, now is the time for the Federal Government to step up and commit their support.”
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Cybersecurity
6clicks partners with Microsoft to bring greater security to Aus Government
Initially, the new offering will support the information security needs of Australian government departments and agencies as they seek to improve their risk and compliance maturity.
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Digitisation
Skill Finder wins $2.7m grant from Australian Government
This grant will help to further develop the platform to enable Australian workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19 to acquire applicable digital micro-skills for free.
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5G
Think 5G for business innovation is out of your company’s reach? Think again
Today more than ever, Australia is seen as ‘the lucky country’, writes Cradlepoint's Gavin Wilson.
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Australian Government
Macquarie launches IC5, new sovereign data centre worth $17m
Macquarie Data Centres and Macquarie Government are set to launch a new Government-certified, highly secure data centre facility in Canberra.
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Cybersecurity
Australian Department of Defence renews license with archTIS for NC Protect
"This is an exciting time for archTIS as it continues to successfully execute our strategy to become the global leader of policy enforcement in the protection and sharing of sensitive and classified information.”
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Australian Government
Zscaler first cloud security vendor to complete IRAP assessment
Zscaler completed IRAP’s two security assessment stages, as dictated in the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM).
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Web hosting
Catalyst Cloud brings open source-based web hosting to NZ
The platform, which utilises Catalyst Cloud’s hosting infrastructure and amazee.io’s open source hosting platform called Lagoon, based on Kubernetes.
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Cybersecurity
In the shadow of COVID-19, a cyber health crisis looms
Specifically, in the six months to December 2019, Australia's Notifiable Data Breaches scheme recorded 537 breaches, including malicious or criminal attacks, and cyber-incidents.
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Cybersecurity
Major changes to Australian internet legislation needed says report
We look at the a recent indepenedent report into the controversial legislation that Australian Security agencies use to intercept digital communications
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Cybersecurity
Aus Govt outlines cyber defence requirements for road ahead
Austrade has named 50 Australian cybersecurity companies well placed to meet the needs of the country’s cyber defence projects.
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Cybersecurity
State-based cyber attack targeting Australian government and businesses
Prime Minister Scott Morrison told media on Friday morning that a 'malicious' attack by a state-based cyber actor is underway in the country.