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StartupLand

Denham Sadler
May 27, 2019
Victorian government startup agency LaunchVic has been given a $10 million funding top-up as part of the state budget, and will continue operating for at least...

TelcoLand

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 27, 2019
Paul Fletcher’s appointment as Minister for Communications, Cybersafety and the Arts as part of Scott Morrison’s Second Ministry leaves him with th...

Policy

Denham Sadler
May 27, 2019
The technology sector has welcomed the reappointment of Karen Andrews as industry minister with hopes it will bring newfound policy stability after going throu...

Precincts

Seamus Byrne
May 27, 2019
Newly-appointed NSW Innovation minister Kevin Anderson has unveiled a further $12.5 million investment toward the expansion of the deep tech-focused ANSTO Inno...

Election Editorial

James Riley
May 16, 2019
As Australian voters head to the polls on Saturday to elect a new federal government, they will have a clear choice between Prime Minister Scott Morrison's sta...

Election 2019

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 16, 2019
Science policy is not usually the issue on which Australia turns would be an understatement. But at the 2019 election, the science discussion has been surprisi...

Science

James Riley
May 16, 2019
Escalating economic and geopolitical competition between the US and China has sharpened this past week, manifested in a raft and new trade tariffs and increasi...

Gig economy

Denham Sadler
May 16, 2019
The debate about regulation in the gig economy needed to move away from a focus on how workers are classified and towards a broader approach that ensures indiv...

Election 2019

Denham Sadler
May 15, 2019
Labor has been urged to consider the impact of its planned changes to the capital gains tax on the Australian tech sector and whether a startup exemption is ne...

Election 2019

James Riley
May 15, 2019
Labor has rounded out its campaign-long focus on skills and capability development with a $5 million pledge to establish a Digital Skills Centre of Excellence....

ConstructionTech

Seamus Byrne
May 15, 2019
A report into the state of technology in the Australian construction industry has pointed out the sector faces numerous regulatory and compliance challenges. ...

StartupLand

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 15, 2019
Mirvac and its consortium partners, AMP Capital, Sunsuper and Centuria Property Funds have opened the doors to the first two buildings of its revamped tech and...

Gig economy

Denham Sadler
May 14, 2019
The Victorian Government could “fill the democratic void” in gig economy regulation left by the “inertia” at the federal level, accordi...

Election 2019

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 14, 2019
Opposition digital economy spokesman Ed Husic says that if Labor wins this Saturday’s federal election, its focus will be more on the development of huma...

China

James Riley
May 14, 2019
As China's economic power grows, its cultural power will also grow, together with a desire to project that cultural power, according to long-time China watcher...

Privacy Week

Seamus Byrne
May 14, 2019
New research from CSIRO’s Data61 unit has found that even the most popular and trusted websites are using chains of third-party scripts and services...

Telcoland

David Havyatt
May 13, 2019
Anyone who attends the ACCC and Australian Energy Regulator (AER) annual regulatory conference is struck by the existential dilemma that afflicts competition r...

Election 2019

Denham Sadler
May 13, 2019
Federal Labor has promised to provide 5,000 free TAFE places for information technology and digital courses if it wins the May 18 election, giving the Australi...

Election 2019

James Riley
May 13, 2019
The space sector has become an unlikely battleground for competing industry policies in the 2019 election, as Industry Minister Karen Andrews on Monday unveile...

Election 2019

Denham Sadler
May 13, 2019
The popular interactive games fund would be reinstated under an elected Labor government, with $25 million in funding pledged over three years. Labor leader...

Election 2019

Denham Sadler
May 13, 2019
Labor will fund a new health technology accelerator and medical simulation facilities in Melbourne’s south-east as part of a $15 million digital health e...

Election 2019

Denham Sadler
May 10, 2019
Labor would cut more than $300 million from the Industry Growth Centres and Entrepreneurs’ Programme – nearly half of the overall budget for these ...

Election 2019

James Riley
May 10, 2019
Industry Minister Karen Andrews says Labor’s “half-baked” plan to offer a tax off-set premium for companies that collaborate with universitie...

Cybersecurity

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 10, 2019
There are varying opinions of who should be Australia’s next cyber security chief, what that role should look like, and whether there’s an opportun...