Queensland authorities have used the state's Smartship simulator to prepare for the arrival of the largest cruise ship ever to dock in Brisbane.
All major government technology projects will be reviewed by the federal government, providing better transparency of its annual ICT spending.
The Digital Transformation Agency has announced the findings of research into why 50% of users of government services face difficulty finding the information they need online.
Tender seeking partners in industry will need to establish an interoperable and secure electronic messaging service, following a request from the Australian Digital Health Agency.
Digital innovation in government will not come about through purely technical means, but will require organisational and regulatory change.
Australians recognise that having access to an asset or service does not require owning it — now it's time for public service leaders to get on board.
A survey of citizens in 20 APAC cities including Melbourne found that while citizens can see the potential benefits of smart city initiatives, nearly half believe that current projects are not useful to them.
SAS Institute Australia will implement a software system designed to connect Victoria Police's databases, allowing for the creation of integrated crime investigation and prevention intelligence.
New Zealand's Department of Internal Affairs has welcomed the first 15 graduates in its GovTech Talent Graduate Programme, a cross-agency pilot to build a government IT talent pipeline.
The Digital Transformation Agency has become the first agency to publish its cost per transaction on the agency's Performance Dashboard, the new tool for monitoring government digital service efficiency.
Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor will visit the Netherlands and UK to help bring smart city approaches developed in the two nations to Australia.
The second annual NZTech Advance Government and Technology Summit will help New Zealand become a stronger digital nation, said NZTech's Graeme Muller.
Australasia's peak smart cities body has called on the federal government to set up a leadership incubator and project exchange.
The Queensland Government will this year release a new ICT strategy aimed at helping the government maximise the benefits of digital technology and making it easier for local start-ups to do business with government.
The UK's Digital Marketplace, the procurement portal that forms the basis for the Australian version, is now open to over 36,000 organisations.