Public library services must remain viable

There is a pressing need for a defined state government policy which provides a trigger for the construction of new libraries in new and expanding communities in the same way that there are policy provisions for schools and hospitals.

Vic Auditor-General slams agencies’ ICT recovery capabilities

The Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) has released a scathing report into the disaster recover processes of the information and communications technology (ICT) systems of five of the state’s key agencies. The agencies audited were Victoria Police and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR), the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning […]

VIC Auditor flushes out hundreds of government IT security holes

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski A new report from the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) has revealed the trigger for the Napthine government’s sweeping government-wide IT security strategy overhaul after 11 government agencies were found to be highly vulnerable to potential cyber-attacks because of “inadequate” security measures. The Victoria government last week officially signed onto […]

Victoria’s $434m crime proceeds haul cops a caning

By Julian Bajkowski Victoria’s system of confiscating money and assets from the state’s organised criminals and drug dealers has been found sorely wanting by the state’s Auditor General after a new report highlighted a raft of operational and governance shortcomings. An audit of the state’s Asset Confiscation Scheme by the Victorian Auditor General’s Office released […]

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