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 ...

Policy

James Riley
February 15, 2019
Federal Labor would work with industry to fix controversial encryption legislation and pass the baseline recommendations of the Parliament’s joint commit...

Encryption

Denham Sadler
February 14, 2019
The Opposition has attempted to  fix to the highly controversial encryption legislation that it passed into law late last year, but further amendments won&...

Open Banking

James Riley
February 14, 2019
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has introduced draft Consumer Data Right laws to the Federal Parliament, A structural reform that he says will create competition as ...

Funds & Grants

Denham Sadler
February 13, 2019
LaunchVic has revealed its first funding round of the year as the agency begins discussions with the Victorian government for further funding of its own. Th...

Blockchain

Denham Sadler
February 13, 2019
Government agencies should look at the actual problem they are trying to solve rather than jumping to embrace new technologies like blockchain, the Digital Tra...

Gig Economy

Denham Sadler
February 13, 2019
Deliveroo’s call for new laws and regulation surrounding the gig economy is just “throwing workers a bone to try to shut them up” while doing...

Reader Survey

Seamus Byrne
February 13, 2019
InnovationAus.com started publishing a year before the last federal election, and now we’re staring down the barrel of another. The last time around, i...

Policy

James Riley
February 13, 2019
The federal government has launched a new round of Cooperative Research Centre project funding (CRC-P) targeting critical minerals, taking advantage of surging...

Policy

James Riley
February 13, 2019
It is one year since the government issued its formal response to the 30 recommendations contained in Innovation and Science Australia’s report, Austra...

R&D Tax Incentive

Denham Sadler
February 12, 2019
The government backdown on controversial changes to the R&D tax incentive is a relief to the Australian tech sector, but the crucial scheme was still in a ...

AA Bill

Denham Sadler
February 12, 2019
The government’s new encryption-busting powers are already having a “profoundly negative” impact on the Australian tech sector, as industry h...

Collaboration

Aimee Chanthadavong
February 12, 2019
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is ramping its drive to improve the volume and intensity of collaborations with industry, as a result of lacklustre i...

ACCC

Denham Sadler
February 12, 2019
The production of journalism is too important to be left “entirely to market forces”, and the government may be required to intervene to curb the p...

TelcoLand

Mark Gregory
February 12, 2019
Calls for the value of the National Broadband Network (NBN) to be written down won’t resolve the systemic problems with the telecommunications market, pr...

R&D Tax Incentive

Denham Sadler
February 11, 2019
The government’s plan to give the research and development tax incentive a $2.4 billion haircut has hit a roadblock, with its own senate committee callin...

Partnerships

James Riley
February 11, 2019
The NSW Government talks a big game about a commitment to “radical transparency” in relation to technology procurement, but its actions tell a diff...

AA Bill

February 7, 2019
The industry campaign to force urgent amendments to controversial encryption legislation has moved up a notch, with the nation’s largest tech sector advo...

NBN

Denham Sadler
February 7, 2019
Fibre-to-the-node connections are to blame for most of the slow NBN speeds but “further work” could help them reach “similar speed” to ...

Centrelink

Denham Sadler
February 7, 2019
The legality of the Australian Government’s highly controversial robo-debt system is set to be tested in federal court in a landmark case in Victoria. ...

Encryption bill

Aimee Chanthadavong
February 6, 2019
Despite the serious concerns of industry associations, civil society groups and academic experts, Australian intelligence and law enforcement agencies have alr...