Kies is an application that can be installed on Windows and Mac OS. Its purpose is to detect a connected Samsung smartphone or tablet (via data cable or Wi-Fi) and notify users of existing updates, if any.
As it happens, a new firmware upgrade for the Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi tablet exists (GT-N8010), one that users from Australia can receive.
While the tablet still uses Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the firmware will upgrade the device to the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
It was about time this happened, really. Canada, for instance, got the update weeks ago.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000, the tablet that also has support for 3G broadband communications, should get the new operating system at some point in the near future as well. No word on it yet though.