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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...
James Riley
May 21, 2015
Of all the Budget measures aimed at helping the local startup and innovation sector, the low-profile changes to the Significant Investor Visa program hold the pr...
James Riley
May 18, 2015
You won’t hear them shouting it from the rooftops, but multinational tech companies were the big winners on Budget night, effectively given a free-pass to shift ...
James Riley
April 16, 2015
Macquarie Telecom has given full voice to a serious problem facing local technology companies. That is, the gaming of the global tax system by multinational comp...
James Riley
April 2, 2015
If you take the view that there are no such thing as a challenge, only opportunities, then it is fair to say that government’s new Digital Transformation Office ...
James Riley
March 12, 2015
Malcolm Turnbull’s re-framing of the Coalition economic argument at the Brisbane Club this week was directed at his colleagues as much as to his self-proclaimed ...
James Riley
February 25, 2015
When the Trade Minister’s office leaked details to  The Australian  last week of sugar being added to the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations, the rest of Aus...
James Riley
February 9, 2015
Just like the party-room meeting at Parliament House, there is a very sizeable rump of people within the tech sector who are disappointed that the leadership spi...
James Riley
January 26, 2015
Digital disruption has turned much of the corporate sector on its head in the past ten years, laying waste to jobs in some areas while creating whole new industr...
James Riley
November 24, 2014
Angela Merkel’s visit to NICTA this week was more than a publicity coup for the organisation. The Chancellor’s weighty presence has allowed the organisation to s...
James Riley
November 12, 2014
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit next week to Australia’s flagship information technology research agency – NICTA – must surely be causing some discomfort...
James Riley
October 30, 2014
In launching Telstra’s vast ambition to become a major commercial player in the delivery of health services in Australia, David Thodey sounded more like a heal...
James Riley
October 21, 2014
The Australian Government plan to sell a 12-month “pathway to permanent residency” to business migrants for $15 million seems to be a policy at odds with itsel...
James Riley
September 30, 2014
Australian producers are missing huge and growing opportunities in China because they simply do not understand the transformational impact that China-based eCo...
James Riley
September 25, 2014
New South Wales Premier Mike Baird has committed to increasing the state’s research collaboration with partners in China, and wants better integration of techn...
James Riley
September 17, 2014
The federal government is considering a range of tax incentives to encourage more capital to find its way into higher risk investments. But if you’re a local tec...
James Riley
September 12, 2014
It must be nearing crunch-time for the leadership at the nation’s premier information technology research institution NICTA as it faces up to an uncertain fundin...
James Riley
September 10, 2014
Women in jobs that require the study of science , technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) subjects can earn twice the salary of vocational roles that wom...
James Riley
September 9, 2014
Defining and implementing effective industry policy for regional Australia is difficult. Look at any government’s regional development policies in the past 30 ...
James Riley
September 5, 2014
The federal Treasurer has cranked up the rhetoric about targeting tax avoidance among multinationals companies in Australia, and outlined measures the government...
James Riley
September 4, 2014
The Chief Scientist Ian Chubb wants Australia to play a leadership role in creating an Asian-Area Research Zone as a part of his strategy for beefing up the na...
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