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Ransomware and phishing drive data breach spike

Phishing and ransomware attacks spiked in the last year leading to a growing number of data breaches, according to analysis of more than 29,000 security incidents. Australian...

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Labor pitches ‘Startup Year’ in budget response

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has placed the tech sector at the centre of his budget reply, pitching a “Startup Year” which would see graduates accessing university loans to...

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Budget lacks basic science funding

The story of the past year has been the pandemic: from the first outbreaks in early 2020, the identification of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and methods to detect it, through to lockdown and...

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Global talent program has been stuck onshore

Home Affairs has declined to answer questions about the impact of a taskforce established last year to attract “global super talent” to Australia, after it was revealed most of the...

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Searching the past for a new digital democracy

Ada Lovelace, the daughter of poet Lord Byron and collaborator with mechanical computer pioneer Charles Babbage, is credited with being the world’s first computer...

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Australia is losing its quantum edge: ASPI

Australia is falling behind in the global quantum technology race despite its history of leadership in the field, according to a new Australian Strategic Policy Institute report, which...

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Intangible asset depreciation policy is a 2015 reheat

A flagship policy from the federal government’s $1.2 billion digital package around intangible asset depreciation is a rebranded policy from Malcolm Turnbull’s innovation agenda...

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Tech sector backs budget as a ‘good start’

The government’s budget measures have been broadly welcomed by the tech sector but many argue more should have been done to capitalise on a once in a lifetime opportunity to reshape...

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Science welcomes ‘future focused’ budget

Peak organisations representing Australian scientists and engineers have welcomed the "future focused" budget,  but say the government has missed another opportunity for a clean...