The Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) mandate for all federal government agencies to adopt e-invoicing by July 2022 will get cashflow back to small and medium-sized suppliers significantly faster than current invoicing processes, according to SAP Concur.

Small business inquiries to the ACCC increased 60% in 2020 compared to the previous year, in part due to businesses seeking information about their obligations to consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from the ACCC.

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will complete its report today. It is crucial this report includes technological advancements, especially around caregiving, says Epicor Regional Vice President ANZ, Greg O’Loan.

The Australian Information Industry Association AIIA) says Western Australia has the capacity to move up the rankings in the country’s digital inclusion index and move ahead of third placed NSW in the next 12 months.

Samsung Electronics has announced that the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has released an "updated Security Configuration Guidance" that includes a range of new Samsung Galaxy devices which can now be used by Australian government departments and Critical Infrastructure agencies.

More than two million Australians have created digital identities through the government my.Gov portal in order to access digital services, a statement from two ministers says.

Veteran telecommunications consultant Paul Budde has summed up Tuesday's events in the stoush between the digital platforms and the Federal Government in a rather pithy way: "Facebook stays, everybody is happy. but nothing has changed."

Sales practices in Australia’s domestic travel sector, competition in aviation and the conduct of some caravan manufacturers - along with sales issues with digital platforms, energy and telecommunications and other business and industry sectors - have been laid out by Australia’s competition and consumer watchdog, the ACCC, in its compliance and enforcement priorities for 2021.

ANALYSIS Despite all the brave talk emanating from Canberra, Facebook has comprehensively dictated the terms under which it will restore news content to Australians.

Social media giant Facebook has agreed to restore Australian news content in "coming days" after the Federal Government made additional amendments to the news media code bill that is currently in the Senate.

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