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Policy

James Riley
April 18, 2019
Freshly-minted NSW customer service minister Victor Dominello will impose mandated digital designs and data architectures across government departments in orde...

Policy

Denham Sadler
April 18, 2019
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 ...

Cyber Security

Denham Sadler
April 18, 2019
The federal government has rejected a recommendation to make the Australian Signals Directorate’s “baseline” Essential Eight cyber mitigation...

Government

Denham Sadler
April 17, 2019
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...
James Riley
October 22, 2013
The 800 pound gorilla of the Australian technology sector – Telstra – has gently lifted the covers from its shiny new startup accelerator program, tiptoeing care...
James Riley
October 21, 2013
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...
James Riley
October 15, 2013
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...
James Riley
October 9, 2013
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...
James Riley
October 7, 2013
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
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...
James Riley
August 15, 2013
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...
James Riley
August 13, 2013
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 ...
James Riley
August 8, 2013
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 ...
James Riley
August 7, 2013
There are a variety of government programs aimed at raising the business profile of technology startups. This support, from state and federal governments, ranges...
James Riley
August 2, 2013
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 ...
James Riley
July 31, 2013
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...
James Riley
July 30, 2013
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...
James Riley
July 30, 2013
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...
James Riley
July 29, 2013
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 ...
James Riley
July 24, 2013
New numbers released by the Department of Immigration show continued strong interest in the Significant Investor Visa program, which has now attracted more than ...
James Riley
July 19, 2013
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...
James Riley
July 15, 2013
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...
James Riley
July 12, 2013
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...
James Riley
July 9, 2013
The  Australian Workplace and Productivity Agency  today released a report that outlines in detail what the industry has long known: That Australia produces too ...