Policy

STUART KENNEDY
September 22, 2017
The Turnbull government’s overhaul of the 457 visa system needs some serious tweaks if Australia is going to attract the best and brightest to these shor...

Policy

Aimee Chanthadavong
September 22, 2017
Australians cannot just rely on government to set policies and frameworks if the country wants to be prepared for the impact of technologies like artificial in...

Policy

STUART KENNEDY
September 22, 2017
ASIC Commissioner John Price has read the riot act, albeit civilly, to both companies and insurers over the need for boards of the former to get their cyber re...

Policy

Denham Sadler
September 21, 2017
The corporate regulator has released the set of guidelines outlining how the first iteration of Australia’s equity crowdfunding regime will work. Crow...

Podcast

James Riley
September 21, 2017
Labor’s spokesman on the digital economy Ed Husic has become a fixture in the innovation and startup sector in the past couple of years. He is a pragmati...

Industry

Aimee Chanthadavong
September 21, 2017
Travelling in air-tight pods at 1,000 kilometres per hour is something most would imagine happening only in sci-fi films. But with Hyperloop – an Elon...

Innovation

Denham Sadler
September 21, 2017
Reports of Australia falling behind in the global innovation race have been greatly exaggerated, according to chief scientist Alan Finkel. Speaking at the ...

Innovation

Denham
September 20, 2017
The innovation debate in Australia is too focused on startups and tech companies, and needs to be more inclusive of the broader SME sector, according to CSIRO ...

Policy

James Riley
September 20, 2017
Just hours after unveiling a strategic review of the Australian Government’s digital economy policies, Industry Minister Arthur Sinodinos has announced h...

Innovation

Denham Sadler
September 19, 2017
Australia will “miss the innovation opportunity” if it doesn’t address a number of key imperatives in the space, Innovation and Science Austr...

StartupLand

Aimee Chanthadavong
September 19, 2017
Despite its superpower status as a producer and exporter of agricultural goods and services, up until now Australia has had only one accelerator program &ndash...

FinTechs

Denham Sadler
September 19, 2017
Macquarie has launched an  'Australian-first' open banking platform, letting its customers to share their own data with local FinTech startups. The API-...

Twitter

Aimee Chanthadavong
September 19, 2017
He may be the shadow minister for the digital economy, but Labor MP Ed Husic has pulled the plug on using Twitter. Mr Husic has been one of the most prolifi...

Gender

Denham Sadler
September 19, 2017
The government is still looking for members to fill Industry Minister Arthur Sinodinos’ women’s advisory roundtable more than six months after it was...

Policy

Aimee Chanthadavong
September 18, 2017
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) wants to establish a new RegTech advisory group before the end of the year to help advocate for sup...

StartupLand

James Riley
September 14, 2017
Treasurer Scott Morrison will today unveil a new legislative package that will extend crowdsourced equity funding to private companies, effectively removing wh...

Event

James Riley
September 13, 2017
The data breach at the consumer credit reporting agency Equifax a week ago was shocking not just for its scale – 143 million personal records were snatch...

Policy

Denham Sadler
September 13, 2017
The Australian government needs to be leading the national drive to close the “critical” cyber security talent gap, partnering with industry and fu...

Policy

Denham Sadler
September 13, 2017
Competition between states to host the proposed Australian space agency is heating up, with a number of governments already putting their cases forward to the ...

Funding

Denham Sadler
September 13, 2017
Australia’s planned equity crowdfunding regime is over-regulated and runs the risk of no company taking part, the founder of a New Zealand-based equity c...