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Digital

James Riley
October 17, 2019
On a big day of movements at the digital transformation end of the public sector in Australia, NSW Customer Service secretary Glenn King has left the public se...

TOLA

Denham Sadler
October 17, 2019
A major review into the government’s controversial new encryption powers has been pushed back by nearly six months after the independent security monitor...

Precincts

James Riley
October 17, 2019
The NSW Government is seeking  feedback on its proposed 24-hectare Central Precinct development, and for the first time has made public its rezoning and de...

Science

James Riley
October 17, 2019
A team from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research has taken the top innovation gong at the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science for its ...

Intellectual Property

Denham Sadler
October 16, 2019
The government’s controversial plan to abolish innovation patents has been approved by Parliament, in a move branded “very disappointing” and...

Skilled migration

Denham Sadler
October 16, 2019
The federal government’s controversial plan to privatise parts of the visa processing system would lead to greater data security risks and could adversel...

Public Security

Denham Sadler
October 14, 2019
A public hearing into the federal government’s highly controversial facial recognition database plans has been cancelled at the last minute. The Parli...

Cybersecurity

Denham Sadler
October 14, 2019
The Australian government has a “right to call out” China on cybersecurity attacks and intellectual property theft, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dut...

Creative industries

Jay Grant
October 14, 2019
There has been a tectonic shift in the $200 billion global film industry and it is not being talked about. Digitisation has created three waves of transform...

Cyber Policy

Denham Sadler
October 11, 2019
The federal government must reinstate the position of Minister for Cybersecurity as part of the updated 2020 national Cyber Security Strategy, the Opposition a...
James Riley
July 27, 2015
Australian Government procurement practices designed to de-risk technology projects are having the opposite effect, creating large, complex programs that carry...
James Riley
July 24, 2015
Bruce Billson is having an outstanding year. The indefatigable Small Business Minister has enjoyed success in his portfolio like no one else in Cabinet as the ...
Graeme Philipson
July 22, 2015
A twenty-year veteran of the FinTech sector and a success story from the original dotcom boom took the top gong for medium-sized businesses at the NSW Telstra B...
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...
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