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Data Policy

Denham Sadler
November 13, 2019
The federal government’s proposed Medicare data-matching scheme is too broad and would bring with it a range of privacy risks, according to the NSW Counc...

Identity

Michael Steinmann
November 13, 2019
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) recently confirmed the first version of a framework for a new federated identity credential known as ‘TrustID&rsquo...

Trade

November 13, 2019
The World Trade Organisation must player a stronger role on issues of e-commerce and the digital economy, with Australia facing “significant challenges&r...

StartupLand

James Riley
November 12, 2019
Australia’s tech accelerator focused entirely on women entrepreneurs SheStarts will almost certainly be wound-up once its third cohort complete their pit...

Outsourcing

Denham Sadler
October 28, 2019
The government’s controversial plan to privatise aspects of the visa system could lead to other disasters like the robo-debt scandal, the public sector u...
James Riley
October 25, 2019
Australian Computer Society members have approved a comprehensive restructuring of the organisation by the narrowest of margins, with 75.1 per cent of the elig...

Professionals

James Riley
October 25, 2019
The fight for control of the Australian Computer Society and its tens of millions of dollars in annual revenues will come to a head in Sydney on Friday as memb...

Identity

Denham Sadler
October 25, 2019
The federal government’s troubled digital identity program will not be a repeat of the doomed Australia Card and will actually be “privacy-enhancin...

Policy

Denham Sadler
October 25, 2019
The federal government’s plans for a national facial recognition system are in disarray after a bipartisan committee ordered the legislation be completel...

FinTechs

October 23, 2019
A new Senate inquiry into the FinTech sector should be the first step in the development of a national policy agenda for the sector, according to FinTech Austr...

Identity

Denham Sadler
October 23, 2019
The federal government’s two taxpayer-funded digital identity offerings are set to get some major competitors, with the big banks finalising their own di...

Policy

Denham Sadler
October 23, 2019
A lack of funding has led to increasing delays and backlogs at the national privacy and information watchdog, with skyrocketing FOI and privacy complaints. ...

Cyber Policy

Denham Sadler
October 23, 2019
A “very interesting” report on the hacking of the networks of Australia’s three largest political parties and Parliament by a “sophisti...

Venture funding

Denham Sadler
October 23, 2019
A record number of superannuation funds have contributed to AirTree Ventures’ latest $275 million fund, with the VC firm bringing in six institutional in...

Policy

James Riley
October 22, 2019
When it was put to a vote in the parliament last December, it took about 15 minutes to pass the encryption laws but will take nearly two years to complete a pr...

Data-matching

Denham Sadler
October 21, 2019
The federal government’s highly controversial robo-debt scheme has been labelled a “fiasco” that risks seeing the government “stumbling...

Policy

Denham Sadler
October 21, 2019
The senate’s backing of a motion calling on the federal government to make its controversial encryption powers compliant with a US data-sharing law has b...

Procurement

Denham Sadler
October 21, 2019
The federal government is looking to launch a new cloud services marketplace next year to help agencies more efficiently purchase cloud-based technology from S...

Data Policy

Denham Sadler
October 21, 2019
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has begun consulting on the privacy rules surrounding the government’s controversial Consumer Data ...

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...