Latest news from InnovationAus.com

Consumer Data Right

Denham Sadler
January 18, 2019
The government’s inability to introduce its “game-changing” Consumer Data Right legislation, and the subsequent delay to the launch of open b...

Policy

Denham Sadler
January 18, 2019
The Australian game development sector hopes to drive part of the national debate in the lead up to this year’s federal election, seeking a new level of ...

Politics

David Havyatt
January 16, 2019
Kevin Rudd’s The PM Years is an interesting exercise in revisionism that has fuelled great interest in his assertion that Murdoch attacked the NBN fo...

Publisher

Corrie McLeod
January 16, 2019
As the summer break draws to a close and the tech ecosystem ratchets up activities for the year, it is worth reflecting on the big policy discussions ahead. ...

Dataconomy 2018

Seamus Byrne
December 13, 2018
We must understand how to build and maintain the trust of humans in order to unlock and deliver the great social and commercial value in data, according to Cai...

Policy

Denham Sadler
December 13, 2018
The federal government’s cybersecurity growth centre has turned its attention to helping the local sector face the reality of the nation’s new encr...

Policy

Denham Sadler
December 12, 2018
Passing the highly controversial bill was an “incredibly hard choice”, and the Opposition will look to strengthen protections in the scheme if it w...

Space

Denham Sadler
December 12, 2018
South Australia has won the competitive, six-month race between the states to host Australia’s space agency, with the headquarters to be based in Adelaid...

Best books

James Riley
December 11, 2018
The Christmas break is nearly upon us and it can’t come soon enough. It has been a big year, with plenty of great, positive stories of successful Austral...
Denham Sadler
December 11, 2018
The Australian tech sector has been left reeling following the shock passage of controversial encryption legislation last week, with fears the new laws will do...

Policy

Denham Sadler
December 10, 2018
A powerful new regulatory body would be established to oversee tech giants like Google and Facebook as part of far-reaching reforms recommended by Australia&rs...

Data Policy

James Riley
December 10, 2018
The NSW Government chief data scientist Ian Oppermann has been developing governance frameworks for data sharing in national and international forums for the p...

Startups

Aimee Chanthadavong
December 10, 2018
Local tech firms win Nobel prizes Biomedical company Trimph, health insight firm Prospection, and agrifood tech business Moisture Planting Technologies we...

Crossroads

James Riley
December 7, 2018
Access to talent remains the key to building a successful home-grown tech and innovation sector in Australia, according to one of the nation’s most succe...

Dataconomy

Seamus Byrne
December 7, 2018
Business leadership gets the real value of data wrong in such significant ways that boards may be negligent in their duty to protect the interests of their com...

Crossroads

James Riley
December 7, 2018
The StartupAus 2018 Crossroads report makes ten recommendations for policy changes that would help make Australia one of the best places in the world to bu...

Encryption

Denham Sadler
December 6, 2018
A farcical day in the Parliament has ended with Labor caving at the last minute and passing the government’s encryption bill, just as it looked like the ...

Crossroads

Denham Sadler
December 6, 2018
The federal government’s planned changes to the research and development tax incentive present a “critical risk” to Australian startups, and ...

Crossroads

Denham Sadler
December 6, 2018
The Australian startup sector is at a “tipping point” where it must deliver on its potential in spite of a lack of political love, according to Sta...

Policy

Denham Sadler
December 5, 2018
The Victorian government’s plans for a flagship Apple store at Federation Square have been quietly delayed by a year, as its two primary political suppor...

Quantum Research

Seamus Byrne
December 5, 2018
Australian quantum computing software startup Q-CTRL has launched its first product to the public, Black Opal. The software brings a friendly user interface ...

Data Policy

Denham Sadler
December 5, 2018
The government needs to provide Australian medical and health researchers with better access to valuable data in order to improve the health of the population ...

Cyber Security

Denham Sadler
December 4, 2018
The political debate over the highly contentious encryption bill has become even uglier as a vote fast-approaches, with the government accusing Labor of &ldquo...

Data Policy

Aimee Chanthadavong
December 4, 2018
Data Republic is on a mission to build a cross-border data trading platform using the $22 million it has just raised in Series B funding. The funding round ...