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Streamlined ticketing system for public transport

The Tasmanian Government is calling for expressions of interest to develop a new ticketing system for Metro Tasmania, as part of the move towards a statewide ticketing system to make it simpler for passengers. We have committed $7.5 million to assist Metro with the system upgrade as the first stage of the delivery of a…


Leaders address ICT Industry

  Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein and Minister for Science and Technology Michael Ferguson addressed a packed room of ICT Industry stakeholders at a networking event conducted by TasICT on Tuesday. The event marked the return of face to face peer interaction functions, the first since COVID-19 restrictions were introduced in March this year. More than…


2020 Tasmanian STEM Excellence Awards open

¬† The University of Tasmania is proud to again partner with the Tasmanian Government and Inspiring Australia to open the 2020 Tasmanian STEM Excellence Awards for excellence in science, technology, engineering and maths.  These awards recognise the achievements and innovations of our leading local scientific practitioners, researchers, teachers and students, who not only help deliver…


Tasmania’s tech industry says the Government urgently needs to update its websites

(By ABC state political reporter¬†Alexandra Humphries) Tasmania’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry says the State Government is trailing behind the rest of the country on delivering online services and warns that in some cases it poses a public safety risk. Key points: The Tasmania Fire Service website is not mobile phone friendly, which experts…


Putting Tasmanian Technology First

The peak industry body for the Information, Communication and Technology sector, TasICT has welcomed the move by the Tasmanian Government to strengthen its Buy Local Policy in favour of Tasmanian businesses. Changes to the procurement framework underline the importance of buying locally with the economic and social benefits test now weighted at 25% of the…


New approach to employment pathways

The State Government (Department of State Growth and Skills Tasmania) along with TasICT, the Industry Peak Body for ICT, are developing an approach to assisting Tasmanians into pathways to employment in the ICT industry and other roles with a requirement for ICT skills in Tasmanian Businesses. Project Springboard is the pilot program tasked with identifying,…