Special Reports

Quantum Research

Seamus Byrne
December 5, 2018
Australian quantum computing software startup Q-CTRL has launched its first product to the public, Black Opal. The software brings a friendly user interface ...

Data Policy

Denham Sadler
December 5, 2018
The government needs to provide Australian medical and health researchers with better access to valuable data in order to improve the health of the population ...

Policy

James Riley
November 29, 2018
Opposition leader Bill Shorten would return science to the centre of government decision-making and drive central efforts to lift the nation’s spending o...

Research

James Riley
November 27, 2018
If you are interested in publicly-funded research, entrepreneurialism, and innovation ecosystems and you have not heard of Mariana Mazzucato, then now is a goo...

Research

Seamus Byrne
November 27, 2018
A UNSW research team led by Michelle Simmons has published breakthrough research in the journey toward silicon-based quantum computing technology. The researc...

Special Report

James Riley
November 26, 2018
No stone has been left unturned by successive Australian governments in seeking to understand the weird alchemy that enables successful research collaborations...

Special Report

James Riley
November 22, 2018
People advocating greater government involvement in directing university research programs should be careful what they wish for, according to CSIRO chief execu...

Research

Denham Sadler
November 19, 2018
Australian governments at all levels must work together to foster “innovation precincts” and in the process improve public-private collaboration an...

Research

James Riley
November 19, 2018
Of all the great challenges facing Australian policy-makers in trying to build a better functioning innovation ecosystem, finding ways to encourage the success...

Research

Denham Sadler
November 15, 2018
A data-collecting drone and a fish identification technology are two recent projects that demonstrate the commercial importance of collaboration between public...

Rsearch

Denham Sadler
November 15, 2018
There are growing calls in the public and private sectors for the government to introduce a collaboration premium for the research and development tax incentiv...

Policy

Denham Sadler
November 8, 2018
Controversial changes to the R&D tax incentive are “ill-advised” and would do “untold damage to large sections of the Australian innovati...

Cyber Security

James Riley
October 29, 2018
It is clear that 2018 has been a watershed year for cyber security across the public sector. The federal government cyber apparatus been substantially restruct...

Cyber Security

Denham Sadler
October 25, 2018
Damning audits of government departments and agencies do not paint the full picture of the state of play in public sector cyber security, according to Australi...

Cyber Security

From Aidan Tudehope
October 17, 2018
It is unfortunate Federal Government processes for certifying and classifying outsourced cloud services for use by Government has become a matter of controvers...

Cyber Security

Stuart Kennedy
October 16, 2018
The government document that rides herd over Federal agency cyber security has been on a wild ride this year. The normally staid process of updating what is...

Cyber Security

James Riley
October 16, 2018
Amazon Web Services will not build dedicated facilities in Canberra to host sensitive government data, and is instead seeking Australian Signals Directorate si...

Cyber policy

Denham Sadler
October 12, 2018
The federal government’s new encryption-busting legislation is needed to avoid the use of expensive third-party vendor products to get the job done, the ...

Cyber Security

Denham Sadler
October 10, 2018
The internet is at a “turning point” and further regulation could be needed to keep tech giants in line, communications minister Mitch Fifield has ...

Cyber Policy

James Riley
October 9, 2018
There is an underlying thread in the global media coverage of the cyber security sector that we are all in constant peril, lurching from one crisis to another,...
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