Manufacturing

Denham Sadler
June 22, 2017
Advanced manufacturing has turned a corner in Australia and is an “indispensable part” of the innovation ecosystem, federal industry, innovation an...

Welfare

Denham Sadler
June 22, 2017
The Federal Government’s highly controversial robo-debt recovery system is a “fundamentally broken program” that has had a “profoundly ...

State Policy

James Riley
June 22, 2017
The Palaszczuk Government is leaving nothing to chance in its efforts to make Queensland home to the most attractive and productive startup and innovation ecos...

Industry 4.0

STUART KENNEDY
June 21, 2017
Veteran Labor industry spokesman Kim Carr went full polemic on the advantages of Australia retaining its manufacturing capability in a speech this week, hittin...

Policy

Denham Sadler
June 21, 2017
The Victorian government says its ICT Strategy is still a core focus despite remaining mostly silent on its progress and implementation since its launch more t...

Data

Beverley Head
June 21, 2017
Data Governance Australia has launched a draft code of practice regarding data collection and use. It hopes this will dovetail with the Feds’ yet-to-be-r...

Budget

James Riley
June 20, 2017
New South Wales Treasurer Dominic Perrottet’s first budget has revealed a set of books in embarrassingly rude health, confirming a surplus for the curren...

Policy

Graeme Philipson
June 20, 2017
The Productivity Commission has released a report calling for the called for phasing out of the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation (TUSO). The TUS...

Digital

James Riley
June 20, 2017
Outspoken digital evangelist and delivery guru Paul Shetler has landed in a new role as an Expert in Residence at Sydney FinTech hub Stone & Chalk, and aim...

Video games

STUART KENNEDY
June 19, 2017
A recommendation from a long buried Senate report to reinstate a Federal funding program for the local video games industry got a thumbs up from another parlia...

Policy

Denham Sadler
June 19, 2017
Australia’s continued fall in global innovation rankings should send “a chill through the bones” of the local tech and startup communities, a...

StartupLand

Denham Sadler
June 19, 2017
The Victorian Government is now seeking applications for “experienced innovation hub operators” to establish a FinTech hub in Melbourne. The hub...

Policy

James Riley
June 19, 2017
The New South Wales Government will detail $536 million in digital health infrastructure spending when the state’s Treasurer Dominic Perrottet hands down...

StartupLand

James Riley
June 19, 2017
The New South Wales Government appears to have drawn a line through Barangaroo as the site for its temporary Sydney Startup Hub, as it nears a dotted-line conc...

Policy

STUART KENNEDY
June 16, 2017
The Queensland Government  chief entrepreneur Mark Sowerby has almost finished his one-year term in the slot and he is pissed off. Mr Sowerby admits he ...

Space

Denham Sadler
June 15, 2017
There are growing calls from founders and entrepreneurs for the Australian government to establish a centralised space agency to support the burgeoning local i...

Energy

Denham Sadler
June 15, 2017
The highly anticipated and controversial Finkel Report “falls short” for local clean energy startups and does them a disservice by skewing in favou...

Security

Graeme Philipson
June 15, 2017
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s assertion that technology companies should help security services circumvent encryption measures has drawn a sharp resp...

Research

Denham Sadler
June 14, 2017
New grants of up to $200,000 are on offer to foster innovation in brain cancer research and plug a funding gap for small players in the industry. The Cure B...

Smart Cities

Denham Sadler
June 14, 2017
A global award for Melbourne’s technology and innovation sector serves as validation for the Victorian government’s ongoing policy strategy in the ...