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Telecommunications

Mark Gregory
July 31, 2019
The Australian government has been caught out and our system of government is now at a crossroad. It is not acceptable that our government, on the pretext of &...

Broadband

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 3, 2019
The Queensland government, together with Powerlink Queensland and Energy Queensland, have jointly launched FibreCo Queensland to provide internet connectivity ...

Broadband

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 25, 2019
Huawei Australia chief technology officer David Soldani has delivered a blistering assessment of Australia’s national broadband roll-out, hammering both ...

Research

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 21, 2019
The chief executive  of the CSIRO's Data61 unit Adrian Turner has called on Australia to build sovereign capabilities in ethical artificial intelligence, s...

TelcoLand

Denham Sadler
June 14, 2019
The government should place data security at the centre of its efforts to develop an artificial intelligence ethics framework, according to the communications ...

TelcoLand

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 27, 2019
Paul Fletcher’s appointment as Minister for Communications, Cybersafety and the Arts as part of Scott Morrison’s Second Ministry leaves him with th...

Morrison Cabinet

James Riley
May 26, 2019
In naming his second ministry on Sunday, Scott Morrison unveiled dramatic changes to the federal service delivery structures, as well as a new communications m...

TelcoLand

Mark Gregory
May 22, 2019
If there is anything to be learned from the last election campaign it is that politicians still do not understand technology and the impact it has on the natio...

Telcoland

David Havyatt
May 13, 2019
Anyone who attends the ACCC and Australian Energy Regulator (AER) annual regulatory conference is struck by the existential dilemma that afflicts competition r...

Broadband

Mark Gregory
May 8, 2019
Two announcements this week have painted a grim picture of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in the lead-up to the federal election, and for many Australian...

Cybersecurity

James Riley
August 19, 2019
Global networking and security giant Cisco has partnered with Victoria University’s Polytechnic to open a multi-million dollar cybersecurity training cen...

Policy

James Riley
August 16, 2019
It has taken some time in finally getting its official launch, but government has opened the doors to a new public-private research hub aimed at using new digi...

Skills

Denham Sadler
August 15, 2019
The federal government will review its business investment visas to make sure Australia is getting the best deal possible on the back of its “first of it...

Policy

Denham Sadler
August 15, 2019
The government’s six-week, $858,000 deal with McKinsey to provide advice on the design of Services Australia has been slammed by the public sector union,...

Industry

James Riley
August 14, 2019
The future of direction of the NSW government’s startup and SME-focused industry development body Jobs for NSW remains up in the air five months after th...

Data Rights

Denham Sadler
August 13, 2019
Existing data protection laws have failed Australians and the government needs to get on the front foot to better protect privacy and curb the market dominance...

McKinsey

James Riley
August 13, 2019
Revelations that the federal government is paying McKinsey a standard “day rate” of up to $16,000 for senior partners to provide strategic advice o...

Skills

Denham Sadler
August 13, 2019
The federal government has unveiled a new, fast-tracked migration stream for highly-skilled global talent as part of its newfound effort to address the local s...

Outsourcing

Denham Sadler
August 13, 2019
The government’s use of external consultants to design Services Australia is “deeply concerning” and risks the new department having an &ldqu...

StartupLand

Denham Sadler
August 13, 2019
The government is yet to reveal how it would proceed with proposed changes to Employee Share Schemes, nearly nine months after they were first revealed. Tre...

Intelligence

James Riley
August 9, 2019
Less than two years ago , Mike Burgess was the chief information security officer within Australia’s largest telecommunications carrier Telstra. From the ...

Identity

Denham Sadler
August 8, 2019
The government needs to conduct a full-scale review to get its digital identity project back under control in the wake of spiralling costs, delays and a lack o...

Procurement

James Riley
August 8, 2019
The federal government’s Digital Marketplace should be celebrated for the role it has played in driving new digital workforce skills into the public sect...

Skills

Denham Sadler
August 8, 2019
A trial visa program helping Australian tech companies attract skilled overseas workers has been made permanent by the federal government following a 12-month ...

Venture Fund

Denham Sadler
August 7, 2019
The South Australian government has dropped Blue Sky as the manager of its $50 million tech fund, as the company now shows “no interest” in venture...

Policy

Denham Sadler
August 7, 2019
Western Australia is set to finally introduce privacy legislation to govern the protection and sharing of personal data, with plans to establish a Privacy Comm...

Identity

Denham Sadler
August 7, 2019
A long-overdue review into identity security has finally been handed to government, just as the Coalition recommits to its controversial facial recognition leg...

Services

Denham Sadler
August 7, 2019
The government has called in the big consultanty firms McKinsey and KPMG to help design its new Services Australia department, with the companies sharing in ne...

Policy

James Riley
August 6, 2019
The Australian Information Industry Association, the 40-year-old vendor-led peak body representing the tech sector, has quietly shuttered its Canberra office, ...

Data rights

Denham Sadler
August 5, 2019
The Consumer Data Right laws are “very complex and messy” and plans to amend them later in the year may lead to further problems, digital rights ...
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