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StartupLand

Denham Sadler
September 16, 2019
The federal government needs to step up and stop the exploitation of Australian gig economy workers by global tech companies, the Transport Workers Union has s...

Science

David McClure
September 16, 2019
Like electricity, artificial intelligence (AI) is a general purpose technology that has the potential to drastically alter societies through its impact on econ...

Cybersecurity

Denham Sadler
September 16, 2019
The federal government should make a routine of publicly attributing nation-state cyber attacks rather than leaving it to media leaks, according to ASPI’...

Policy

Denham Sadler
September 16, 2019
The competition watchdog’s landmark Digital Platforms Inquiry report does not understand the tech industry and has the potential to “adversely im...

R&D Tax

James Riley
September 3, 2019
Industry Minister Karen Andrews will seek improvements to the administration of the R&D tax incentive (RDTI) within AusIndustry to give companies greater c...

Science

Denham Sadler
September 2, 2019
The government’s peak advisory body on tech and science has turned its attention to the development of an artificial intelligence ethics framework and li...

Consumer Data

Denham Sadler
September 2, 2019
The federal government has ramped up its efforts to apply the Consumer Data Right to the electricity sector from next year, with new consultations opened and t...

Space

Denham Sadler
September 2, 2019
Funding earmarked by the Federal government to grow the local space sector and help Australian companies engage internationally remains “woefully inadequ...

Policy

James Riley
September 2, 2019
Australia’s first minister for customer service – the NSW government’s Victor Dominello – has pulled back the curtain on the internal r...

NationalMap

Mats Henrikson
September 2, 2019
As the world has become increasingly digitised, data is playing a critical role in almost every aspect of society. Data has the power to provide invaluable ins...

Broadband

Mark Gregory
August 30, 2019
The NBN is in trouble and the problems are highlighted in the NBN Co Corporate Plan 2020-23. Rollout delays, cost blowouts and an admission that it will not be...

R&D Tax

James Riley
August 30, 2019
Small business ombudsman Kate Carnell has launched an investigation of the Australian Tax Office enforcement of the R&D Tax Incentive, and in particular th...

AI

James Riley
August 29, 2019
The Victorian Information Commissioner has entered the national discussion on the future of artificial intelligence, and warned that the new technology has the...

McKinsey

Denham Sadler
August 29, 2019
The Martin Hoffman-led strategic plan for the federal government’s new Services Australia department has been completed, after consultants were handed ne...

Policy

Denham Sadler
August 29, 2019
There is an “urgent imperative” for democratic governments to establish clear ethics and governance frameworks around emerging technologies to capi...

Science

Denham Sadler
August 29, 2019
A potential federal government crackdown on open research and foreign collaboration in Australian universities could have a “cataclysmic” impact of...
Denham Sadler
August 29, 2019
Only two reports will be produced annually on the notifiable data breach scheme by the government’s privacy authority in future in the wake of ongoing re...

Science

James Riley
August 29, 2019
While the winners’ circle at the 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prize ceremony on Wednesday was crowded with recipients from the life sciences, biomedic...

Skilled migration

Denham Sadler
August 28, 2019
The Victoria Government is lobbying its federal counterparts for significant reforms to skilled migration programs to give local tech companies better access t...

Policy

James Riley
August 28, 2019
The terms of reference for the Australian Data and Digital Council have been published, nearly a year after the new body was formally introduced as a part of t...

MoU

Denham Sadler
August 27, 2019
The Digital Transformation Agency has reheated an MoU arrangement with the Australian Information Industry Association, with the two organisations signing a &l...
David McClure
August 27, 2019
Many people would be familiar with Alibaba from its famous Singles Day event, which generated around $40 billion in sales in 2018. Less well known is the compa...

Policy

Denham Sadler
August 27, 2019
Melbourne’s Federation Square has officially been granted heritage listing, thanks to the Victorian government’s controversial plan to knock down p...

Cybersecurity

Denham Sadler
August 27, 2019
Australian companies and governments need to put the human element back into cybersecurity and focus on building a narrative around the industry, according to ...