All posts tagged "Asia Pacific"

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    South Korea tops OECD digital government rankings

    South Korea has been ranked as the top digital government among 33 countries in a league table released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The 2019 Digital

    • Posted October 21, 2020
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  • Indian budget aims to tackle slowing growth

    The Indian budget, dubbed the “budget for new India,” sets out plans to invest billions in infrastructure and reduce taxes for most business owners, while raising taxes for the super-rich.

    • Posted July 14, 2019
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  • NZ Treasury boss rebuked over budget leak

    New Zealand’s outgoing Treasury Secretary, Gabriel Makhlouf, was “clumsy” in his handling of a suspected data breach but acted in good faith, a government investigation has found. State services commissioner

    • Posted June 30, 2019
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  • Hong Kong launches innovation lab

    A Smart Government Innovation Lab (Smart LAB) has been launched in Hong Kong, with the aim of supporting tech SMEs and start-ups to develop products that can help improve public

    • Posted June 11, 2019
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  • World’s first ‘wellbeing budget’ broadens focus from GDP

    The New Zealand government announced details of their much-anticipated ’wellbeing budget’ last week, shifting the focus away from economic growth to include quality of life and public wellbeing. Rather than

    • Posted June 6, 2019
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  • New report calls for New Zealand AI watchdog

    A new report has called for the creation of a regulatory body to oversee the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by the New Zealand government. Researchers from the University of

    • Posted June 4, 2019
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  • Australia announces new tech-driven agency to improve service delivery

    The Australian prime minister has announced the creation of a new agency to improve service delivery and make dealing with government “much easier” through the use of technology. Prime minister

    • Posted June 3, 2019
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  • Modi’s Indian election win clears way for cryptocurrency ban

    The re-election of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi gives his BJP party the parliamentary muscle to push through its agenda – which looks set to include the banning of cryptocurrencies

    • Posted May 28, 2019
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  • Singapore tops AI readiness index

    Singapore has been named as the country best prepared to realise the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies in public service delivery, topping the 2019 Government AI Readiness Index. The

    • Posted May 27, 2019
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  • Controversial “fake news” law passed in Singapore

    Singapore’s parliament has passed legislation aimed at halting the spread of fake news, after the government said the country could be vulnerable to the spread of disinformation online. The Protection

    • Posted May 20, 2019
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