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Virgin Australia’s loyalty CIO decamps to icare NSW – Training & Development- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The chief information officer in charge of Virgin Australia’s loyalty scheme has made the jump to the NSW government’s nominal insurer after almost two years. Caroline Rockett, who has been with Velocity Frequent Flyer since September 2018, joined icare NSW this week as its new digital and technology group executive. She assumes the responsibility from […]

Services Australia’s voice biometrics library passes 1.2 million – Strategy – Security – Software- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

More than 1.2 million people have now enrolled a voiceprint with Services Australia to access government services, new figures released by the agency reveal. The agency responsible for Centrelink and Child Support said “increasing numbers” of users were enrolling after improvements were made to its voice biometric authentication service. “As at 19 March 2020, 1.2 […]

New nuclear technologies to be examined in planning Australia’s energy mix | Australia news – Blog – Emails

The Morrison government has flagged examining “emerging nuclear technologies” as part of Australia’s energy mix in the future in a new discussion paper kicking off the process of developing its much-vaunted technology investment roadmap. Facing sustained pressure to adopt a 2050 target of net zero emissions, pressure it is continuing to resist, the government plans […]

Tech migrants shun Australia’s new fast-track permanent residency visa – Strategy- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Australia’s new permanent migration scheme for highly-skilled technologists will struggle to attract 5000 people in its first year, with under 300 visas granted before COVID-19 began to bite. Documents obtained by iTnews under freedom of information laws reveal only 735 EOIs (expressions of interest) were lodged for the ‘Global Talent Independent’ program in the three […]

Covidsafe app: how to download Australia’s coronavirus contact tracing app, how it works, what it does and problems | Australia news – Blog – Emails

The Australian government has launched Covidsafe, an app that traces every person running the app who has been in contact with someone else using the app who has tested positive for coronavirus in the previous few weeks, in a bid to automate coronavirus contact tracing, and allow the easing of restrictions. Here’s what we know […]

Covidsafe app: how Australia’s coronavirus contact tracing app works, what it does, downloads and problems | Australia news – Blog – Emails

The Australian government has launched Covidsafe, an app that traces every person running the app who has been in contact with someone else using the app who has tested positive for coronavirus in the previous few weeks, in a bid to automate coronavirus contact tracing, and allow the easing of restrictions. Here’s what we know […]

Coronavirus apps: how Australia’s Covidsafe compares to other countries’ contact tracing technology | Australia news – Blog – Emails

As countries around the world try to figure out the best way to limit the spread of coronavirus, many are considering some form of contact tracing app. But the methods and level of privacy intrusion vary widely. Here’s what we know about how apps are being rolled out in various countries. Australia Last weekend Australia […]

Covidsafe app: how to download Australia’s coronavirus contact tracing app and how it works | Australia news – Blog – Emails

The Australian government has launched Covidsafe, an app that traces every person running the app who has been in contact with someone else using the app who has tested positive for coronavirus in the previous few weeks, in a bid to automate coronavirus contact tracing, and allow the easing of restrictions. Here’s what we know […]

Covidsafe app: what we know so far about Australia’s coronavirus contact tracing app | World news – Blog – Emails

The Australian government has launched Covidsafe, an app that traces every person running the app who has been in contact with someone else using the app who has tested positive for coronavirus in the previous few weeks, in a bid to automate coronavirus contact tracing, and allow the easing of restrictions. Here’s what we know […]

Australia’s coronavirus tracing app set to launch today despite lingering privacy concerns | Australia news – Blog – Emails

The controversial coronavirus tracing app will be released by the government on Sunday, despite lingering privacy concerns. The home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, likened the app to a “bluetooth handshake” and said it was an important piece of the aggressive identify, trace and isolate strategy the Commonwealth is attempting, as it looks at life beyond […]