NSW govt pilots NPP for liquor, gambling transactions – Strategy- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The NSW government has started offering citizens the option to pay for some online government services in near real-time using the New Payments Platform (NPP). The Department of Customer Service began piloting the payment method on the Liquor and Gaming portal last week, alongside existing options like BPAY. The portal can be used to pay […]

Karnataka Govt launches Covid-19 tracking platform developed by Nasscom taskforce- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Read Article As the world is battling out the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic crisis, technology adoption has played a crucial role in containing the spread of the virus and has paved the way for a normal and healthier living environment.  Continuing its efforts to fight this global pandemic with the use of technology, NASSCOM Taskforce has […]

Govt to pay back $721m wrongly raised through robodebt – Strategy- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The federal government will refund $720 million worth of wrong issued debts collected from welfare recipients through its reviled robodebt program. In a statement on Friday, Government Services Minister Stuart Robert said “470,000 debts raised wholly or partially using income averaging of Australia Tax Office data” would be repaid. “Refunding of eligible debts will commence […]

AusPost temporarily digitises mailrooms of 40 govt, finance firms – Strategy – Software- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Australia Post has been digitising mail addressed to 40 state government departments and financial services firms since mid-March as a stopgap measure while physical mailrooms couldn’t operate. The mailroom digitisation service is a subset of what Australia Post normally sells under its Decipha brand. Decipha is a process outsourcing operation, usually aggregating inbound physical and […]

Telstra CEO wants NBN upgrade paths reflected in govt policy – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Telstra CEO Andy Penn wants a “long term” strategy for Australian telecommunications to be developed with government, spelling out upgrade paths for the NBN and removing barriers to 5G and edge compute deployments. Penn laid out a broad policy wishlist on Monday, in which he sought to use the restart from COVID-related lockdowns as a […]

Govt frets on critical infrastructure hack threat – Security- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Operators of Australia’s mission-critical electricity, water and telco infrastructure have been urged to double check security controls for staff accessing control systems remotely during COVID-19. The Australian Cyber Security Centre issued the advice to critical infrastructure providers on Friday amid a jump in cyber activity in recent weeks that has hit corporates and government entities alike. […]

Govt acts to expose ATO scam callers – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The Government claims to have “comprehensively disrupted” scammers pretending to be from the Australian Taxation Office through a technology trial run in collaboration with telcos. Communications Minister Paul Fletcher said the ATO received over 107,000 reports from the community of impersonation scams in 2019 alone. The scam calls appeared to come from legitimate – and […]

WA govt targeted by Naikon cyber espionage campaign – Security- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

A cyber espionage operation known as the Naikon APT group attempted to install a backdoor on the computer of a staff member in the Western Australian Premier’s Office, according to Check Point Research and the New York Times. The security company released a new report on the Naikon APT group overnight and provided specific details […]

Govt unveils COVIDSafe contact tracing app bill – Security – Software- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The federal government has sought to allay privacy concerns with its contact tracing app by proposing a jail term of up to five years for those that use COVIDSafe data for any purpose other than contact tracing. Attorney-general Christian Porter revealed an exposure draft of the much-anticipated legislation [pdf] late on Monday, as the number of […]

Karnataka govt launches online gateway to help migrant workers- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Read Article A day after Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa urged migrant labourers to stay back and help authorities resume economic activity, the Karnataka government opened an online gateway for those wishing to go to other states and workers stranded there to come back. “The government has opened a gateway for those who want to […]