Digital developments from Canberra 3

In the three weeks since the first sitting of the Albanese Labor government, the major developments in the digital and cyber realms have been about robodebt royal commission and the COVIDSafe app.

I started this series as a weekly list of action in and connected with Parliament. Here’s week 1 and week 2. But from now on I’ll just do one whenever I reckon there’s enough to bother with.

Here’s what I’ve noticed.

And one from last month:

  • The supposedly-urgent 2019 Digital Review (PDF) was quietly released by the Digital Transformation Agency. gave it a slow hand clap. Once more, the review had very little positive to say about the government’s ability to computer.

Please let me know if I’ve missed anything, or if there’s any specific items you’d like me to follow.

Parliament resumes on Monday 5 September, so the next post in this series will appear the day before, when we should have some indications of the legislative program.