Civic Nation Insights

Civic Nation 2018

Seamus Byrne
November 21, 2018
The issues paper from InnovationAus.com ’s Civic Nation 2018 roundtable on National Identity & Cybersecurity has been released for download here , ex...

Civic Nation 2018

Aimee Chanthadavong
November 21, 2018
Data management and regulation issues in the Australian government sector were all key discussion points at the Data and Analytics Policy Strategy Session held a...

Civic Nation 2018

Seamus Byrne
November 21, 2018
The issues paper from InnovationAus.com ’s Civic Nation 2018 roundtable on Connected Communities & Gig Cities is now available for download , explori...

Civic Nation 2018

Aimee Chanthadavong
November 20, 2018
Artificial Intelligence ethical and legal frameworks, together with the struggle for local industry growth, were all key talking points at the AI Policy Strat...

Civic Nation

James Riley
September 14, 2018
South Australian Premier Steven Marshall has joined the program at the innovation and social policy summit Civic Nation to deliver the opening keynote address....

Civic Nation

James Riley
August 6, 2018
Seattle-based billionaire entrepreneur, author and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer will deliver a keynote address to InnovationAus.com ’s Civic Nation ...

Policy

Denham Sadler
March 6, 2019
Proposed changes to copyright takedown laws in Australia are “fundamentally at odds with long-standing international practice” and would put local ...

Skills

Denham Sadler
March 6, 2019
There has been movement in the startup stream of the government’s struggling Global Talent Scheme, with Queensland-based Gilmour Space Technologies becom...

StartupLand

Aimee Chanthadavong
March 6, 2019
Converting information from a Word or PDF document into a website sounds like no big deal. But when it’s the final report of the Banking Royal Commission...

Policy

Denham Sadler
March 4, 2019
The federal government had “severely underestimated” the privacy risks of the Consumer Data Right, even as it pushes to complete an inquiry process...

Policy

Denham Sadler
March 4, 2019
The government’s one-page commitment to develop an electric vehicles strategy, without any new policies, is “too little, too late” as Austral...

Biomedical

Thom Dixon
March 4, 2019
The NSW Chief Scientist Hugh Durrant-Whyte last month unveiled $2.5 million in funding support to establish a Genome Foundry at Macquarie University – a ...

Transport

Aimee Chanthadavong
March 3, 2019
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has requested support from the federal government, with hopes it will open the door to introduce Hyperloop transpor...

FinTech

Denham Sadler
March 1, 2019
Labor will fund new ASIC innovation resources to support FinTechs in Western Australia if it wins the upcoming federal election in order to stem the flow of co...

Skills

Denham Sadler
March 1, 2019
No visas have been issued for startups under the Global Talent Scheme with only four months left in the one year pilot. Documents released under the Freedom...

Policy

James Riley
February 28, 2019
The NSW Government has quietly released its David Thodey-led review of its multi-billion dollar Sydney Innovation and Technology Precinct proposal, a document ...

Growth Centres

Seamus Byrne
February 27, 2019
The energy sector is undergoing unprecedented change as global price fluctuations, consumer price arguments and debates over fossils versus renewables put the ...

Collaboration

James Riley
Denham Sadler
February 27, 2019
The CSIRO and global aircraft manufacturer Boeing have marked their 30-year anniversary with 20 new research projects worth more than $6 million. It’s...

Science

James Riley
February 27, 2019
The newly-reconstituted National Science and Technology Council has met for the first time, chaired by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and outlined a program of...

Encryption bill

Denham Sadler
February 27, 2019
Australian employees of global tech companies may now viewed as “insider threats” due to the federal government’s new encryption powers, glob...

Consumer Data Right

Denham Sadler
February 27, 2019
The competition watchdog has begun work on rolling out an open energy scheme, before the legislation underpinning it has even been passed. The Australian Co...

Services

Denham Sadler
February 26, 2019
The Department of Human Services does not have the "appropriate mechanisms" in place to effectively measure its large-scale digital transformation efforts, an ...

DTA

James Riley
February 26, 2019
A rethink of the federal government’s digital marketplace will be a first order priority for an incoming Labor administration in order to bolster success...

Algorithms

Denham Sadler
February 26, 2019
Tech giants Google and Facebook have unsurprisingly rejected the Australian competition watchdog’s proposed "algorithm regulator", the key recommendation...

Growth Centres

Seamus Byrne
February 25, 2019
The energy sector is undergoing enormous transformation. From global price fluctuations to consumer price arguments, and debates over fossils versus renewables...

Election 2019

James Riley
February 25, 2019
Large tech vendors that continually steal talented digital staff out of the Public Service can expect closer scrutiny, and run the risk of being penalised when...