Civic Nation Insights

Civic Nation 2018

Seamus Byrne
November 21, 2018
The issues paper from InnovationAus.com ’s Civic Nation 2018 roundtable on National Identity & Cybersecurity has been released for download here , ex...

Civic Nation 2018

Aimee Chanthadavong
November 21, 2018
Data management and regulation issues in the Australian government sector were all key discussion points at the Data and Analytics Policy Strategy Session held a...

Civic Nation 2018

Seamus Byrne
November 21, 2018
The issues paper from InnovationAus.com ’s Civic Nation 2018 roundtable on Connected Communities & Gig Cities is now available for download , explori...

Civic Nation 2018

Aimee Chanthadavong
November 20, 2018
Artificial Intelligence ethical and legal frameworks, together with the struggle for local industry growth, were all key talking points at the AI Policy Strat...

Civic Nation

James Riley
September 14, 2018
South Australian Premier Steven Marshall has joined the program at the innovation and social policy summit Civic Nation to deliver the opening keynote address....

Civic Nation

James Riley
August 6, 2018
Seattle-based billionaire entrepreneur, author and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer will deliver a keynote address to InnovationAus.com ’s Civic Nation ...

Digital

Denham Sadler
April 17, 2019
The Australian Digital Council has met for the last time before the federal election and a significant shake-up of its membership. The council, formed last ...

Policy

Aimee Chanthadavong
April 17, 2019
With the federal government now in caretaker mode ahead of the May poll, the Department of Industry has quietly shelved the public release of its Industry Grow...

Election 2019

Denham Sadler
April 15, 2019
The federal election campaign has officially kicked off, and it’s already clear that the tech sector will not feature in the prominent way it did during ...

Skills

Denham Sadler
April 15, 2019
The Opposition will make a major election pitch at human capital and skills to address looming technological change, the shadow treasurer flagged in his speech...

Electric vehicles

Denham Sadler
April 15, 2019
A toxic scare campaign surrounding electric vehicles in the first week of the federal election campaign “flies in the face of fact” and risks seein...

Transport

Aimee Chanthadavong
April 15, 2019
Virgin Hyperloop One hopes to get its hyperloop services up and running for passengers before the end of 2030. To many, this is an ambitious goal. But for t...

Space

Denham Sadler
April 15, 2019
A new $110 million smart satellites Cooperative Research Centre will be the "engine room" for the Australian space sector and help local companies take on the ...

Policy

James Riley
April 11, 2019
The David Thodey-led industry growth agency Jobs for NSW has been moved into a new Business and Economic Development Unit within the state’s Treasury por...

Privacy

James Riley
April 11, 2019
A funding boost for the Office of the Information Commissioner in this year’s budget would be used to underwrite new responsibilities, rather than addres...

Data61

Seamus Byrne
April 11, 2019
In a new study released by the OECD, CSIRO's Data61 has been recognised as a "global blueprint" for digital and open innovation. The report on opportunities...

Cloud

Aidan Tudehope
April 10, 2019
The Whole-of-Government Hosting Strategy released last week is a much more substantial document than its slim 17 pages suggests. Indeed, it seems to flag some...

Policy

Mark Gregory
April 10, 2019
The Shadow Minister for Communications Michelle Rowland has released Labor’s election policy for the National Broadband Network (NBN). The plan focuses o...

Industry Policy

Aimee Chanthadavong
April 10, 2019
Itree has launched its secure inter-agency information sharing platform, Reach, following a 15-month pilot under the federal government’s embryonic Busin...

R&D scheme

Denham Sadler
April 10, 2019
The government has given "no indication" that it will back away from the planned $2.4 billion cut to the research and development tax incentive, with further d...

Govt contracts

Denham Sadler
April 10, 2019
The departure of NEC Australia general manager Mike Barber means half of the tech company’s leadership team has left in the last year and a half, in the ...

Policy

Denham Sadler
April 9, 2019
The Digital Transformation Agency only used a small amount of its allocated funding to investigate the use of blockchain to deliver government services, and wi...

Broadband

James Riley
April 9, 2019
Federal Labor has earmarked $125 million toward an NBN quick-fix for up to 750,000 customers with poor in-home cabling, and a further $60 million to conduct fi...

Policy

James Riley
April 9, 2019
The creation in New South Wales of a Department of Customer Service with the centralisation of functions of data analytics and service delivery is the most amb...

Industry

Aimee Chanthadavong
April 9, 2019
When the Christchurch terror attack took place on March 15, it didn’t take long for the New Zealand tech sector to put out a uniform condemnation of the ...

AI

Denham Sadler
April 8, 2019
Australia is "behind the curve" on artificial intelligence and must tackle the surrounding ethical issues in order to fully capitalise on its "life-changing" i...