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Skills

Denham Sadler
June 17, 2019
The twelve-month pilot of a Global Talent Scheme for tech-focused visas will be continued past its looming finish date as the federal government conducts a rev...

Research

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 17, 2019
Liberal senator Arthur Sinodinos has pledged to keep a keen eye on science and innovation, even as he is set to become Australia’s next Ambassador to the...
Denham Sadler
June 17, 2019
The Queensland government has defended its spending on tech projects after the Opposition accused it of being a “digital disaster zone” with $450 m...

Exit

Denham Sadler
June 17, 2019
Former Victorian innovation minister Philip Dalidakis has quit state Parliament with immediate effect to take up a new role at Australia Post. Mr Dalidakis ...
David Havyatt
September 8, 2015
The issue of “digital inclusion” is usually considered to be a matter of social policy. Events at this year’s ACCAN conference Dollars and Bytes – Communicat...
Michael Sainsbury
September 7, 2015
Perhaps the main attraction to Singapore , the city-state pulling out all the stops to become the technology hub of Southeast Asia, is simple: money. Not onl...
James Riley
September 7, 2015
Less than a year after entering the Victorian Parliament as a newbie MP, Philip Dalidakis finds himself with a seat in cabinet as the State’s freshly-minted Sm...
James Riley
September 6, 2015
The chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Rod Sims said some fairly straight-forward things about affordability in the telecommunicati...
David Havyatt
September 2, 2015
New research to be published today concludes that the NBN will result in a 1.8 per cent increase in Australia’s GDP by the mid-2020s. The research paper is ...
James Riley
September 1, 2015
Australian wealth accounting platform innovator, Class Software, was pretty blessed when it was in startup mode. It had access to a client base of high net wor...
Michael Sainsbury
September 1, 2015
Shut your eyes very hard and imagine,  if you can, Tony Abbott saying these words: “ One important advantage which we have which we must take full advantage ...
Graeme Philipson
September 1, 2015
Australian innovation is alive and well, if this year’s iAwards are any pointer. The awards, held in Melbourne last week, have a number of categories including...
James Riley
September 1, 2015
With its creation last Friday heralded ingloriously by a “taking out the trash” ministerial statement, Data61 was the best outcome among many unappealing alt...
James Riley
August 28, 2015
Australia has a new research agency today with the creation of Data61 from the merged interests of Australia’s premier ICT research house NICTA, with the Digit...
James Riley
August 28, 2015
Australia’s shiny new Digital Transformation Office is getting down and dirty in the hipster heartland. The nation’s newest agency is to set up shop inside a b...
James Riley
August 27, 2015
For all the worthiness of the discussion related to the tech sector and entrepreneurialism at the National Reform Summit, it is difficult to see how the mother...
Michael Sainsbury
August 27, 2015
Once upon a time, in the heady days of 1987 when The Bangles, Whitney Houston and Crowded House ruled the pop charts, South Australia was preparing to create a...
James Riley
August 25, 2015
I wish it were otherwise, but it is impossible to cover the innovation sector in Australia without occasionally writing about the National Broadband Network. T...
Elaine McFadden
August 25, 2015
It is fitting that the first High-Growth Focus interview,  a feature that will appear every Wednesday in InnovationAus.com, is with a FinTech company that off...
PAUL CHEEVER
August 25, 2015
I like Chris Richardson; I used to work with him at Access Economics so I have known him and followed his views for some 15 years. He is a very knowledgeable a...
James Riley
August 25, 2015
It’s not often Australia hosts the global CEO of a multinational technology outfit. That changed briefly last week when networking giant Huawei’s chief executi...
David Havyatt
August 25, 2015
Last week’s Science Week highlighted the policy challenge of developing the so-called STEM skills in Australia. Australia’s concern over STEM skills is sh...
James Riley
August 21, 2015
A Western Australian security firm took the top honours at the prestigious Telstra Business Awards in Sydney last night, at an event crowded with tech innovati...
Elaine McFadden
August 20, 2015
The Commonwealth’s Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) scheme is set for a significant funding boost over the next three years, with the tabling of an ind...