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Procurement

James Riley
July 17, 2019
The whole of government sourcing arrangement signed between the Digital Transformation Agency and the global cloud giant Amazon Web Services raises serious que...

Digital

James Riley
July 16, 2019
Former NSW secretary to the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation Martin Hoffman has been tapped by the Commonwealth to develop a new plan for the way...

Cyber

James Riley
July 15, 2019
It is more than twenty years since possible rules of behaviour in ‘cyberspace’ were first discussed at the United Nations, and it is now two-and-a-...

Data

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 15, 2019
Australia is relatively open to cross-border data flows when compared to other G20 economies, but is limited by a number of restrictive measures, according to ...

Skills

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 24, 2019
In his first major domestic speech since the May 18 federal poll, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged to improve Australia’s digital skills, and to...

SIV

Joan Westenberg
June 24, 2019
The total inward investment flows from Australia’s Significant Investor Visa program since it was launched in 2012 has now topped $10 billion, according ...

Research

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 21, 2019
The chief executive  of the CSIRO's Data61 unit Adrian Turner has called on Australia to build sovereign capabilities in ethical artificial intelligence, s...

R&D

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 20, 2019
Industry minister Karen Andrews has called on for more lenders to build programs that give greater support to Australian technology companies, after the NAB un...

Cybersecurity

James Riley
June 20, 2019
Cyber security professionals have welcomed the appointment of Rachel Noble to head the Australian Cyber Security Centre as a suitable replacement for the outgo...

R&D Tax

Denham Sadler
June 20, 2019
The federal government is mulling the introduction of a “patent box” tax break scheme to encourage the commercialisation of research by local tech ...

Digital

Denham Sadler
June 20, 2019
The federal government’s digital dashboard is still struggling with missing data and tardy reporting from departments two and a half years after it was l...

NSW Budget

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 18, 2019
The NSW government says it will be spend a total of $3.1 billion in the next financial year prioritising customer service in the work it undertakes around poli...

NSW Budget

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 18, 2019
NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has handed down a state budget that includes an allocation of more than half-a-billion dollars over four years to boost digital...

National Outlook

James Riley
June 18, 2019
Australia is a risk of sliding into a period of slow economic, social and environmental decline unless governments and the business community tackle specific t...

Skills

Denham Sadler
June 17, 2019
The twelve-month pilot of a Global Talent Scheme for tech-focused visas will be continued past its looming finish date as the federal government conducts a rev...

Research

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 17, 2019
Liberal senator Arthur Sinodinos has pledged to keep a keen eye on science and innovation, even as he is set to become Australia’s next Ambassador to the...
Denham Sadler
June 17, 2019
The Queensland government has defended its spending on tech projects after the Opposition accused it of being a “digital disaster zone” with $450 m...

Exit

Denham Sadler
June 17, 2019
Former Victorian innovation minister Philip Dalidakis has quit state Parliament with immediate effect to take up a new role at Australia Post. Mr Dalidakis ...

Data

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 17, 2019
Sydney-based scale-up Data Republic is readying for a new global push into new markets with a brand refresh and a refocused enterprise product appeal. Co-fo...

TelcoLand

Denham Sadler
June 14, 2019
The government should place data security at the centre of its efforts to develop an artificial intelligence ethics framework, according to the communications ...

StartupLand

Denham Sadler
June 12, 2019
The Victorian government will continue funding its startup agency LaunchVic beyond next year, but a review into its future focus is underway, state Innovation ...

Cybersecurity

Denham Sadler
June 12, 2019
Australia’s controversial encryption laws could impact cybersecurity education providers as the local sector takes a reputational hit, Holmes Institute e...

State Budget

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 12, 2019
Queensland Treasurer and Deputy Premier Jackie Trad has given the state’s flagship Advance Queensland tech and innovation strategy a $105 million boost a...

R&D Tax

Denham Sadler
June 11, 2019
The federal government will go ahead with a plan to outsource some of the research and development tax incentive compliance process, but is yet to make a final...