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Gig Guide: NSW appoints Information and Privacy Commissioner

New South Wales’ new Information and Privacy Commissioner is Rachel McCallum, who moves over from her role at the NSW Electoral Commission. Ms McCallum, who will take up her...

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Plan to address cyber risk of changing energy grid

Australian energy ministers will develop nationally consistent standards and a new regulatory framework for household solar and vehicle-to-grid technologies to help manage the risks,...

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$9m in Moon to Mars funding for local space firms

More than $9 million in funding has been awarded to 12 Australian space firms as part of the latest rounds of the federal government’s Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability...

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Meta abandons Australian news publishers

Facebook owner Meta will not renew its deals with Australian news publishers, cutting off hundreds of millions of dollars from the industry and daring the government to enforce its...

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eSafety proposal faces pushback over encryption risk

Tech giants and privacy groups have rallied against a proposal to force companies to scan cloud and messaging services for illegal and harmful content in Australia, arguing for changes...

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Scientists demand research protection in defence trade controls

A former chief scientist will argue in Parliament against rushing an AUKUS fuelled plan that restricts Australian researchers from working with non-US or UK counterparts, warning more...

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AUKUS innovation challenge in Defence’s industry export plans

Defence will launch a trilateral AUKUS innovation challenge on electronic warfare within months and move towards a foreign sales arrangement where government act as an intermediary, as...

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Govt focuses defence industry plan by halving priorities

A new Defence Industry Development Strategy has halved the number of sovereign capability priorities to seven and simplified grants in a bid to create a more streamlined approach to...

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Senate showdown looms for Digital ID bill

A government-led committee has cleared legislation that would enable Australia’s economy-wide digital identity system, but a speedy passage looks less certain after the Coalition and...