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Space

James Riley
September 22, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has committed an additional $150 million over five years to underwrite Australia’s participation in the United States led p...

Trade

September 19, 2019
Australia “cannot afford to turn its back” on the “once in a generation opportunity” on offer from Huawei and other Chinese technology ...

Policy

Denham Sadler
September 19, 2019
The federal government has introduced a right for consumers to have their personal data deleted as part of its controversial Consumer Data Right scheme. The...

AgTech

James Riley
September 19, 2019
Data portability and the application of farmer’s data rights in the agricultural sector will play a large part in reaping the expected $20+ billion rewar...
James Riley
September 15, 2015
If you watched the stylishly gargantuan Apple product launch in San Francisco last week, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Australian game developmen...
David Havyatt
September 15, 2015
Forbes magazine titled a 2013 article Lessons From Uber: Why Innovation And Regulation Don't Mix . It’s a common enough view in innovation circles. Resea...
Michael Sainsbury
September 15, 2015
On the afternoon of September 14, when Malcolm Turnbull made his successful pitch to replace Tony Abbott as Prime Minister, he chose to use Labor’s opposition ...
James Riley
September 14, 2015
The swearing in of Malcolm Turnbull as Australia’s 29th Prime Minister will inevitably bring the powerful technological forces that are re-shaping our economy ...
James Riley
September 14, 2015
Tim Watts is one of the new faces in the Federal Parliament,  having been elected to Nicola Roxon’s old seat of Gellibrand in the ‘Class of 2013.’ He is a brigh...
Graeme Philipson
September 10, 2015
We have been warned for years that cloud computing means business data is not secure. We have also been warned, by Ed Snowden and others, that the long arms of...
Paul Cheever
September 8, 2015
The last month has been interesting in investment markets . Global equity markets not only lost ground, but so with high correlation owing to their universal ex...
Graeme Philipson
September 8, 2015
Australia is about to sign up to a massive new trade deal that virtually nobody knows anything about. It is called the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement...
James Riley
September 8, 2015
Steve Vamos, the former Microsoft Australia managing director and current Telstra board member, tells a story about Bill Gates’ ability to see things that many...
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...