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July 22, 2019
Biometric fiasco heads to court
NEC Australia says it has commenced court proceedings in the Victorian Supreme Court to recover costs and expenses related to a failed $90 million biometric pr...
July 21, 2019
Manufacturing's next moonshot
It is moonwalk month. On July 20, everybody except the moon landing truthers can celebrate 50 years since Aldrin said those immortal words to Armstrong, &ldquo...
July 17, 2019
The curious case of AWS and gov't
The whole of government sourcing arrangement signed between the Digital Transformation Agency and the global cloud giant Amazon Web Services raises serious que...
July 16, 2019
Hoffman tapped for ServicesAus role
Former NSW secretary to the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation Martin Hoffman has been tapped by the Commonwealth to develop a new plan for the way...
June 24, 2014
Billson: Startups a small business?
Federal Small Business Minister Bruce Billson added some shape to some of the unknowns in government’s tech sector industry policy on Friday at a G20 satellite c...
June 19, 2014
Maurice Newman on innovation
Maurice Newman has some interesting views on innovation in Australia, and it is unfortunate they didn’t get wider circulation in the tech sector’s discussions on...
June 18, 2014
SIV Program: Where’s the data?
There is a problem developing in relation to the Significant Investor Visa program. The problem isn’t about a lack of cash pouring into the Immigration departmen...
June 12, 2014
China’s Xi cranks innovation engine
In a week in which our Prime Minister has been spruiking the resources sector and the promise of great returns for investment in Australian infrastructure, Chi...
June 4, 2014
China: Our best tech friend in Asia
The health of the relationship with China is fundamental to the health of the Australian economy. This overwhelming consensus view is not just related to Austral...
June 2, 2014
Budget Notes: Buckets of blood
Listening to the shrieks and squeals of tech sector commentators over the past few weeks, you’d be forgiven for thinking Joe Hockey’s first budget contained no...
February 19, 2014
SIV approvals start to flow
The log-jam choking the approvals process of the Significant Investor Visa program has started to clear. But whether any of this money finds its way into innovat...
November 10, 2013
Tough week at the CSIRO
It was a tough week for science in Australia last week as it was revealed staff numbers at the nation’s flagship science agency – the CSIRO – are under threat....
November 1, 2013
Prof Terry Speed, Australian hero
There were a ton a science prizes handed out in Australia this week. So in the interests of acknowledging the superb calibre of our science community – and these...
November 1, 2013
Rupert Murdoch is surprisingly right
Rupert Murdoch is a funny bugger. Just when you think that age has wearied him, and that his keen eye for the Big Picture had finally been overcome by terminal o...
October 29, 2013
Brandis shuts door on Huawei
The Attorney-General’s confirmation of the Australian Government’s ban on any involvement by Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei in the construction of the Na...
October 28, 2013
Tapping offshore startup talent
There is a large potential pool of entrepreneurial talent within the international student community that gets overlooked in this country because they don’t work...
October 24, 2013
888 visa scheme gets a re-boot
The biggest potential policy game changer for the Australian start-up sector is about to get a reboot. In a landmark speech on Monday, Immigration Minister Sc...
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...
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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
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Mazzucato on public research
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