eHealth examination probes for private sector buy-in

By Julian Bajkowski The private sector and medical providers could soon have a much bigger say in how Australia’s ailing efforts to create a national system of electronic health and medical records unfolds. The Abbott government has revealed it now wants substantial input on what non-government providers can contribute to make eHealth a reality after […]

Coalition promises “virtually all” government services to be online by 2017

By Julian Bajkowski The Coalition has officially launched its eGovernment  and Digital Economy policy for the election in a wide-ranging document that reaffirms a commitment centralised procurement of government computing combined with the development of a permanent and centralised digital identity credential for online transactions between the public and agencies. Released by Shadow Communications Minister […]

BPAY aims to put Australia Post back in its box

By Julian Bajkowski Payments juggernaut BPAY has moved swiftly to defend its market share in the core local and state government sectors ahead of a heavily-hyped attempt by mail monopoly Australia Post to renter the electronic payments and bill presentation markets to arrest a terminal slide in revenue from paper mail. As the national postman […]

Telstra crosses over with the post office

Telecommunications company Telstra and Australia Post have entered an agreement that will see both bodies offering specialised services to each other's customers. The parties involved signed a memorandum of understanding seeing Telstra participating in the Australia Post Digital Mailbox and Australia Post using Telstra’s Australian based hosting and network services. Australia Post will offer its […]


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