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Potential AUKUS benefits still facing barriers

AUKUS stakeholders have warned the trilateral security pact faces many barriers beyond nuclear submarines, flagging fundamental issues around talent, export controls and culture in a...

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Germany-Aust green hydrogen accord adds new significance

Whatever strategic importance had been placed on the Australia-Germany Hydrogen Accord signed in 2021 has taken on significantly greater urgency as 2022 has unfolded. The naked...

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Gig Guide: Industry department finalises executive line up

The Department of Industry, Science, and Resources has made three executive appointments at the deputy secretary level, all of which have transferred from senior executive service band...

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‘Flawed’ data breach penalty laws pass Parliament

Legislation that significantly increases fines against companies for privacy breaches has sailed through Parliament with support from the Opposition, despite enduring concerns around...

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ANAO asks for procurement rules rethink after damning audits

The federal watchdog has asked Parliament to consider if the rules at the heart of the government’s $80 billion procurement framework remain “fit for purpose” after its series of...

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Demand for digital skills to grow 16% by 2026

Demand for digital skills will be second only to health and care skills over the next four years, while the demand for ‘leading-edge’ green occupations is likely to be marginal,...

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Govt awards $25m in grants from cybersecurity skills fund

Up to $25.4 million in grants have been awarded under the second round of the Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund, just weeks after the federal government was charged...

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Sinodinos on Australia’s US critical minerals opportunity

The Biden administration's efforts to support renewables through the landmark Inflation Reduction Act presents a significant critical minerals processing and export opportunity for...