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April 18, 2019
Victor Dominello: First interview
Freshly-minted NSW customer service minister Victor Dominello will impose mandated digital designs and data architectures across government departments in orde...
April 18, 2019
Data rights delay as laws stranded
Government’s failure to pass the Consumer Data Right legislation before the May election could lead to further delays to the rollout of the open banking ...
April 18, 2019
Govt won’t mandate Essential Eight
The federal government has rejected a recommendation to make the Australian Signals Directorate’s “baseline” Essential Eight cyber mitigation...
April 17, 2019
New milestone for digital Victoria
The most significant shift in the Victorian government’s IT infrastructure in more than a decade will be completed by the end of the year. State-owned...
October 22, 2013
Telstra’s gentle startup strategy
The 800 pound gorilla of the Australian technology sector – Telstra – has gently lifted the covers from its shiny new startup accelerator program, tiptoeing care...
October 21, 2013
Labor’s tech leadership team
Labor leader Bill Shorten has produced a mixed bag of the old and the new in his shadow cabinet; some good, some less than good. In the many and various portf...
October 15, 2013
Labor puts Comms on backburner
With the ascension of Bill Shorten to the most thankless job in Australian politics and the naming of the new shadow ministry, the shape of Labor in opposition...
October 9, 2013
The tech sector missing in action
The Deloitte ’Positioning for Prosperity’ report released this week makes an obvious and painful point for anyone who has an interest in the Australian tech se...
October 7, 2013
Who will lead the Coalition agenda?
The return of Ian Macfarlane to his old stomping ground as industry minister might be a good thing. If nothing else, he is on familiar ground, having run the por...
August 27, 2013
Creating a digital super-portfolio
The public service can have a huge role in building innovation culture through the rest of the economy. But to make that happen, it’s time to move responsibility...
August 15, 2013
SIV: Chinese VC leads capital boom
After a slow start, investment dollars arriving in Australia through the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) program have started to flow more consistently and the p...
August 13, 2013
Crowdsourcing the election worm
The so-called polling “worm” used by the Seven Network during the first leaders’ debate at the National Press Club last night broke significant new ground, with ...
August 8, 2013
Tapping the NICTA talent pool
It’s a little known fact, but Australia has world-class expertise in the data science hotspot of machine learning. That’s the pointy end of Big Data. Big ...
August 7, 2013
The power of the private pitchfest
There are a variety of government programs aimed at raising the business profile of technology startups. This support, from state and federal governments, ranges...
August 2, 2013
BCA plan misses innovation mark
If you were searching for a world-class innovation policy to drive productivity and growth across the economy, the Business Council of Australia is probably not ...
July 31, 2013
STEM strategy paper launched
The nation’s Chief Scientist Ian Chubb has been busy. He has been talking up the need for a national strategy on improving STEM capabilities in Australia since...
July 30, 2013
Public sector holds back Israel
As incredible as it sounds for a country as successful in the startup sector as Israel, the country’s low productivity and the slow uptake of technology by gover...
July 30, 2013
ICT teachers need an upgrade
Australian industry will continue to suffer shortages of work-ready ICT graduates if employers don’t invest more in the education process, according to the Aust...
July 29, 2013
ICT Skills: Crisis? What crisis?
The Australian Workplace and Productivity Agency’s ICT Workforce Study has sunk without a trace. Which is a shame. It is a serious piece of work that deserves ...
July 24, 2013
Immigration daze: 888 slow lane
New numbers released by the Department of Immigration show continued strong interest in the Significant Investor Visa program, which has now attracted more than ...
July 19, 2013
PwC startup report ignores China
The PwC report on ‘ The Startup Economy ‘ that has been floating around the innovation sector is a cracking read. It is slightly crazy in its heroic assumption...
July 15, 2013
VC: Patience is a virtue
The startup sector’s relentless pursuit of a bigger chunk of Australia’s superannuation funds is a bit like Herman Melville’s hunt for a great white whale. Ho...
July 12, 2013
Mike Quigley was the right choice
Everyone has an opinion about Mike Quigley’s performance as the founding CEO of the NBN Company. No-one seems shy about sharing their view. So here’s my two-bits...
July 9, 2013
Tech skills plan looks familiar
The Australian Workplace and Productivity Agency today released a report that outlines in detail what the industry has long known: That Australia produces too ...
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Q-CTRL software hits the market
Australian quantum computing software startup Q-CTRL has launched its first pr...
Health research starved of data
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Shorten offers big lift in science
Opposition leader Bill Shorten would return science to the centre of government ...
Mazzucato on public research
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