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November 1, 2013
Prof Terry Speed, Australian hero
There were a ton a science prizes handed out in Australia this week. So in the interests of acknowledging the superb calibre of our science community – and these...
November 1, 2013
Rupert Murdoch is surprisingly right
Rupert Murdoch is a funny bugger. Just when you think that age has wearied him, and that his keen eye for the Big Picture had finally been overcome by terminal o...
October 29, 2013
Brandis shuts door on Huawei
The Attorney-General’s confirmation of the Australian Government’s ban on any involvement by Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei in the construction of the Na...
October 28, 2013
Tapping offshore startup talent
There is a large potential pool of entrepreneurial talent within the international student community that gets overlooked in this country because they don’t work...
October 24, 2013
888 visa scheme gets a re-boot
The biggest potential policy game changer for the Australian start-up sector is about to get a reboot. In a landmark speech on Monday, Immigration Minister Sc...
October 22, 2013
Telstra’s gentle startup strategy
The 800 pound gorilla of the Australian technology sector – Telstra – has gently lifted the covers from its shiny new startup accelerator program, tiptoeing care...
October 21, 2013
Labor’s tech leadership team
Labor leader Bill Shorten has produced a mixed bag of the old and the new in his shadow cabinet; some good, some less than good. In the many and various portf...
October 15, 2013
Labor puts Comms on backburner
With the ascension of Bill Shorten to the most thankless job in Australian politics and the naming of the new shadow ministry, the shape of Labor in opposition...
October 9, 2013
The tech sector missing in action
The Deloitte ’Positioning for Prosperity’ report released this week makes an obvious and painful point for anyone who has an interest in the Australian tech se...
October 7, 2013
Who will lead the Coalition agenda?
The return of Ian Macfarlane to his old stomping ground as industry minister might be a good thing. If nothing else, he is on familiar ground, having run the por...
August 27, 2013
Creating a digital super-portfolio
The public service can have a huge role in building innovation culture through the rest of the economy. But to make that happen, it’s time to move responsibility...
August 15, 2013
SIV: Chinese VC leads capital boom
After a slow start, investment dollars arriving in Australia through the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) program have started to flow more consistently and the p...
August 13, 2013
Crowdsourcing the election worm
The so-called polling “worm” used by the Seven Network during the first leaders’ debate at the National Press Club last night broke significant new ground, with ...
August 8, 2013
Tapping the NICTA talent pool
It’s a little known fact, but Australia has world-class expertise in the data science hotspot of machine learning. That’s the pointy end of Big Data. Big ...
August 7, 2013
The power of the private pitchfest
There are a variety of government programs aimed at raising the business profile of technology startups. This support, from state and federal governments, ranges...
August 2, 2013
BCA plan misses innovation mark
If you were searching for a world-class innovation policy to drive productivity and growth across the economy, the Business Council of Australia is probably not ...
July 31, 2013
STEM strategy paper launched
The nation’s Chief Scientist Ian Chubb has been busy. He has been talking up the need for a national strategy on improving STEM capabilities in Australia since...
July 30, 2013
Public sector holds back Israel
As incredible as it sounds for a country as successful in the startup sector as Israel, the country’s low productivity and the slow uptake of technology by gover...
July 30, 2013
ICT teachers need an upgrade
Australian industry will continue to suffer shortages of work-ready ICT graduates if employers don’t invest more in the education process, according to the Aust...
July 29, 2013
ICT Skills: Crisis? What crisis?
The Australian Workplace and Productivity Agency’s ICT Workforce Study has sunk without a trace. Which is a shame. It is a serious piece of work that deserves ...
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