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Telecommunications

Mark Gregory
July 31, 2019
The Australian government has been caught out and our system of government is now at a crossroad. It is not acceptable that our government, on the pretext of &...

Broadband

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 3, 2019
The Queensland government, together with Powerlink Queensland and Energy Queensland, have jointly launched FibreCo Queensland to provide internet connectivity ...

Broadband

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 25, 2019
Huawei Australia chief technology officer David Soldani has delivered a blistering assessment of Australia’s national broadband roll-out, hammering both ...

Research

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 21, 2019
The chief executive  of the CSIRO's Data61 unit Adrian Turner has called on Australia to build sovereign capabilities in ethical artificial intelligence, s...

TelcoLand

Denham Sadler
June 14, 2019
The government should place data security at the centre of its efforts to develop an artificial intelligence ethics framework, according to the communications ...

TelcoLand

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 27, 2019
Paul Fletcher’s appointment as Minister for Communications, Cybersafety and the Arts as part of Scott Morrison’s Second Ministry leaves him with th...

Morrison Cabinet

James Riley
May 26, 2019
In naming his second ministry on Sunday, Scott Morrison unveiled dramatic changes to the federal service delivery structures, as well as a new communications m...

TelcoLand

Mark Gregory
May 22, 2019
If there is anything to be learned from the last election campaign it is that politicians still do not understand technology and the impact it has on the natio...

Telcoland

David Havyatt
May 13, 2019
Anyone who attends the ACCC and Australian Energy Regulator (AER) annual regulatory conference is struck by the existential dilemma that afflicts competition r...

Broadband

Mark Gregory
May 8, 2019
Two announcements this week have painted a grim picture of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in the lead-up to the federal election, and for many Australian...
David Havyatt
July 22, 2015
When you recognise that the only way to really increase the nation’s wealth – as measured by GDP/capita – is by increasing productivity, making the case for i...
Graeme Philipson
July 21, 2015
Driverless cars have been getting a bit of attention recently, but most people think they are still some way in the future. They may be closer than you think, an...
James Riley
July 21, 2015
Joe Hockey continues to conflate the notional idea of what a small business is and what a startup company is. This is not a sackable offense for a Treasurer, a...
James Riley
July 20, 2015
The Federal Government should consider underwriting the management fees of venture capital firms to attract large-scale institutional investors like the supera...
James Riley
July 20, 2015
The famine-to-feast nature of the Significant Investor Visa money expected to hit the Australian venture capital market could do more harm than good, according...
David Havyatt
July 14, 2015
One challenge for Christopher Pyne’s panel reviewing research commercialisation is getting the business community to acknowledge its poor performance on busine...
David Havyatt
July 13, 2015
Question: What is a ‘National Reform Summ’? Answer: It's a ‘National Reform Summit’ without IT! Both the AFR and The Australian have announced that ...
James Riley
July 13, 2015
It is surely a policy failure that Australia is home to one of the world’s largest superannuation pools and yet struggles to fund its own home-grown innovators...
Michael Sainsbury
July 10, 2015
The latest phase of China’s so-called ‘going out’ program, a classic corporate-state strategy of targeting industries and specific companies, has now locked-in...
James Riley
July 9, 2015
Chris Pyne’s higher education research review addresses a familiar problem in Australia that has been looking for a long term solution for decades. That is,...
David Havyatt
July 8, 2015
The long awaited Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper does a far better job than the Government’s earlier Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda...
Graeme Philipson
July 7, 2015
What does the Free Trade Agreement mean for Australia’s technology industries? And what does it mean for our longer term relationship with China? The agreem...
James Riley
July 6, 2015
Changes to Significant Investor Visa rules that came into effect last week will deliver an annual pipeline of about $350 million dollars into the Australian ve...
Graeme Philipson
July 3, 2015
The Government’s proposed 1.5 per cent cut to its R&D tax rebate has passed the House of Representatives, but hopes remain among the measure’s many opponen...
James Riley
July 2, 2015
You would have to hope that the newly-appointed chief executive officer of the Commonwealth’s Digital Transformation Office brings his flak jacket with him whe...
David Havyatt
July 1, 2015
Amid all the cries seeking bipartisan policy-making, it is easy to miss the unity ticket unfolding on ‘innovation’. Unfortunately, behind the public agreement ...
James Riley
July 1, 2015
It is hard to find anyone selling into the Australian Government who has anything good to say about its procurement practices in relation to information techno...
Michael Sainsbury
July 1, 2015
The title of Taiwanese film director Ang Lee’s Shanghai-set thriller Lust, Caution aptly encapsulates the attitude that many Australian companies and entrepr...
Graeme Philipson
June 18, 2015
WikiLeaks has published 17 documents on the proposed Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) being negotiated behind closed doors by the US, the European Union and ...
James Riley
May 28, 2015
Every time a senior delegation arrives in Sydney from China’s economic engine room of Guangdong – and they arrive with increasing frequency – Neville Wran’s st...
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