Comment

Michelle Rowland
September 8, 2017
A decade ago when John Howard was swept from office, he left Australia a broadband backwater. A broken regulatory structure and clear market failure demanded g...

Podcast

James Riley
September 7, 2017
It is nearly ten years since the Taiwan-born, Brooklyn-raised Tien Tzuo founded the ‘subscription economy’ startup Zuora. It has been a wild ride, ...

Comment

James Riley
September 7, 2017
The transparency and process problems that have dogged Victorian innovation minister Philip Dalidakis and the grants body LaunchVic have put future support for...

StartupLand

Denham Sadler
September 7, 2017
LaunchVic has confirmed a series of minor changes following the recent 500 Startups debacle, but the same assessment process that saw the controversy-plagued U...

Security

DAVID McClure
September 7, 2017
Mandatory data breach legislation comes into effect February and has already put a rocket under the local market in cyber security insurance as well as support...

StartupLand

Denham Sadler
September 4, 2017
An inability to access large data sets is holding back the next generation of potentially huge Australian tech companies, former Fishburners CEO Murray Hurps s...

Policy

Denham Sadler
September 4, 2017
A new incubation program and co-working space for Australian startups looking to expand into Asia has launched in Melbourne with a possible $80 million in fund...

Policy

Aimee Chanthadavong
September 4, 2017
The Queensland government is inviting industry, researchers and communities to make submissions about how the state can grow its local drone industry through t...

Copyright

Denham Sadler
September 4, 2017
The government has deferred deciding on the more controversial elements of copyright reform in favour of more consultation as the tech and startup sectors dema...

Innovation

Aimee Chanthadavong
August 31, 2017
Another year and another group of Australia’s most innovative companies have been recognised for their excellent work at this year’s Australian Inf...

Policy

Denham Sadler
August 31, 2017
AustCyber has launched a big push to bring more people into the Australian cyber security industry to combat the sector’s dire talent shortage and take a...

ICT Spending

Denham Sadler
August 31, 2017
More than 50 tech subcontractors to the Department of Human Services are being investigated for fraud, with the Opposition saying this justifies the upcoming S...

Policy

Denham Sadler
August 31, 2017
The Australian Government is increasingly turning to computer algorithms to make important decisions in a move that experts say comes with a number of ethical ...

Policy

STUART KENNEDY
August 31, 2017
The federal government hopes a new biomedical research centre will help overcome Australia’s less than stellar record at making something real from its b...

Podcast

James Riley
August 31, 2017
There is a war for talent in the online security sector right now, PwC’s Asia Pacific Cyber Lead Steve Ingram says. Good people in cyber are both hard to...

StartupLand

Aimee Chanthadavong
August 30, 2017
To a large majority of Australians , Steve Baxter is the guy on Network Ten’s Shark Tank . Beyond the TV spotlight, however, Mr Baxter has been a driving...

Security

Aimee Chanthadavong
August 30, 2017
The growing threat that has government and industry driving productive collaboration is in the common efforts to build defences against cyber attack. Former...

StartupLand

Denham Sadler
August 29, 2017
LaunchVic has announced a new funding round aimed at replacing global startup expertise that was lost when the organisation terminated its contract with troubl...

Policy

STUART KENNEDY
August 29, 2017
The Turnbull government quietly slipped out its response to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into intellectual property arrangements last Friday aft...

Policy

Aimee Chanthadavong
August 29, 2017
On one hand, there’s government trying to keep up with the changing pace of technology, while dealing with decades of bureaucracy and legacy infrastructu...