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Telecommunications

Mark Gregory
July 31, 2019
The Australian government has been caught out and our system of government is now at a crossroad. It is not acceptable that our government, on the pretext of &...

Broadband

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 3, 2019
The Queensland government, together with Powerlink Queensland and Energy Queensland, have jointly launched FibreCo Queensland to provide internet connectivity ...

Broadband

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 25, 2019
Huawei Australia chief technology officer David Soldani has delivered a blistering assessment of Australia’s national broadband roll-out, hammering both ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Morrison Cabinet

James Riley
May 26, 2019
In naming his second ministry on Sunday, Scott Morrison unveiled dramatic changes to the federal service delivery structures, as well as a new communications m...

TelcoLand

Mark Gregory
May 22, 2019
If there is anything to be learned from the last election campaign it is that politicians still do not understand technology and the impact it has on the natio...

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...

Broadband

Mark Gregory
May 8, 2019
Two announcements this week have painted a grim picture of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in the lead-up to the federal election, and for many Australian...

China

James Riley
August 5, 2019
Australian trade authorities continued to press for more diversified trade with China that included a focus on new technology, regardless of the complexities o...

Maiden Speech

Denham Sadler
August 5, 2019
New Labor Senator Tony Sheldon has thrown down the gauntlet to both major parties to catch up and better regulate the “unaccountable tech titans”, ...

R&D Tax

Denham Sadler
August 5, 2019
A Federal Court decision has “major implications” for Australian tech companies making software claims under the research and development tax incen...

Tax

Denham Sadler
August 5, 2019
As the Morrison government settles in to a new term, industry attention has turned to fixing the “broken” research and development tax incentive to...
Denham Sadler
August 2, 2019
Data61’s inaugural CEO Adrian Turner will leave the CSIRO’s data arm next month after four years in the top job. CSIRO announced on Friday morni...

Policy

Denham Sadler
August 2, 2019
Industry minister Karen Andrews will hold a pair of roundtables with high-profile members of the tech and startup communities in an effort to improve relations...

Welfare

Denham Sadler
August 1, 2019
Labor has called on the government to scrap the “seriously malfunctioning” robo-debt program, the first time it has pushed for the controversial sc...

Space

Denham Sadler
August 1, 2019
A failed rocket launch won’t stop Queensland tech company Gilmour Space Technologies from taking “technology risks” in its journey to a comme...

Are we there yet?

Denham Sadler
July 31, 2019
Digital transformation in Australia is currently “missing half the plot” and a “major rethink” is needed in how governments approach th...

Policy

Denham Sadler
July 31, 2019
The government’s Consumer Data Right is set to pass Parliament this week after Labor agreed to support it despite having “deep concerns” with...

Policy

Denham Sadler
July 31, 2019
The decisions made today by the federal government and private sector will determine whether Australia capitalises on the opportunities artificial intelligence...

Telecommunications

Mark Gregory
July 31, 2019
The Australian government has been caught out and our system of government is now at a crossroad. It is not acceptable that our government, on the pretext of &...

Performance Review

Denham Sadler
July 29, 2019
The Industry Growth Centres are “generally on track,” but the government will struggle to measure their overall effectiveness, a long-awaited repor...

Platforms

Denham Sadler
July 29, 2019
The competition watchdog’s proposed changes to merger laws would hurt Australia tech companies and lead to entrepreneurs relocating overseas, according t...

Digital Platforms

Denham Sadler
July 26, 2019
The federal government should pursue “significant, holistic reform” to curb the market dominance of Google and Facebook and better protect the pers...

Speech

Denham Sadler
July 26, 2019
The newly-elected Liberal member for Wentworth Dave Sharma has called for a greater focus on supporting technology companies and the commercialisation of ideas...

Identity

Denham Sadler
July 26, 2019
The Victorian government’s first public trial of its new facial recognition technology has been “diabolical” and was “absolutely destin...

Identity

Denham Sadler
July 26, 2019
Australia Post has become the first entity outside of government to be approved as a “trusted” digital identity provider by the Commonwealth tech t...

Government

Denham Sadler
July 26, 2019
The federal government’s growing reliance on outsourcing and contract employees in the public service will be scrutinised by a new national auditor inqui...

Competition

James Riley
July 25, 2019
Just weeks before the Australian government publicly releases the final report from the ACCC’s landmark tech platforms inquiry, the US government has ope...
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