Payroll tax needs scale-up rethink
James Riley
July 29, 2016
State-based payroll taxes are a retrograde measure that act as a handbrake on growth. They are in urgent need of a rethink. You won’t find anyone with good word to ...
Innovation and the future of jobs
Graeme Philipson
July 28, 2016
StartupAUS has released a discussion paper on the way new technologies and innovation are changing the nature of work and the workforce. The paper is called ‘ ...
Shetler stays: DTO full steam ahead
James Riley
July 28, 2016
There are noises coming from Canberra suggesting Digital Transformation Office’ CEO Paul Shetler is “gone;” that he won’t be in the role much longer. That it’s al...

InnovationAus.com provides news and commentary on public policy issues related to the ICT sector in Australia.

The local market has a well-earned reputation for producing sophisticated users of technology, but  has had only mixed success of developing and commercialising products for world market.

Scale-ups

James Riley
July 29, 2016
State-based payroll taxes are a retrograde measure that act as a handbrake on growth. They are in urgent need of a rethink. You won’t find anyone with good word to ...

Workforce

Graeme Philipson
July 28, 2016
StartupAUS has released a discussion paper on the way new technologies and innovation are changing the nature of work and the workforce. The paper is called ‘ ...

Digital

James Riley
July 28, 2016
There are noises coming from Canberra suggesting Digital Transformation Office’ CEO Paul Shetler is “gone;” that he won’t be in the role much longer. That it’s al...

StartupLand

MARGARET LIM
July 28, 2016
Melbourne’s innovation industry body Startup Victoria did not take long to appoint a new chief upon the announcement of CEO Scott Handsaker’s resignation in March...

Hackathon

MARGARET LIM
July 26, 2016
Bigger and better – that’s what this year’s GovHack organisers are gunning for. From humble beginnings as a small data mashup event in 2009, GovHack is now the wo...

Policy

James Riley
July 26, 2016
Professor Roy Green is one of Australia’s foremost thinkers on innovation ecosystem policy. And like the rest of us, he’s feeling slightly deflated. The Univer...

InnovationAus.com provides news and commentary on public policy issues related to the ICT sector in Australia.

The local market has a well-earned reputation for producing sophisticated users of technology, but  has had only mixed success of developing and commercialising products for world market.

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Management

Beverley Head
July 26, 2016
Australia is lagging the US in its approach to information governance, placing enterprises and individuals at risk according to a nascent professional association...

Politics

David Havyatt
July 26, 2016
With the Ministry sworn in and the Shadow Ministry appointed we complete the transition from an election period back to normal government. It is also the point at...

Shadow Ministry

James Riley
July 24, 2016
Opposition leader Bill Shorten’s self-described ‘Dream Team’ of an expanded Shadow Ministry is a mixed bag for the tech industry. The elevation of Jim Chalmers ...

Business

Graeme Philipson
July 24, 2016
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has produced a detailed report quantifying the level of innovation in Australian business. The results are not good. The am...

Security

Graeme Philipson
July 24, 2016
Singapore, the country that gave social engineering a good name, has come up with a sure-fire way to ensure its government computers are not hacked. It is disconn...

Security

Graeme Philipson
July 22, 2016
Cybersecurity threats and expenditure are growing massively, with the emphasis moving strongly to business issues. That’s the key issue to come out of the four...