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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...

Skilled migration

Denham Sadler
October 16, 2019
The federal government’s controversial plan to privatise parts of the visa processing system would lead to greater data security risks and could adversel...

Public Security

Denham Sadler
October 14, 2019
A public hearing into the federal government’s highly controversial facial recognition database plans has been cancelled at the last minute. The Parli...

Cybersecurity

Denham Sadler
October 14, 2019
The Australian government has a “right to call out” China on cybersecurity attacks and intellectual property theft, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dut...

Creative industries

Jay Grant
October 14, 2019
There has been a tectonic shift in the $200 billion global film industry and it is not being talked about. Digitisation has created three waves of transform...

Cyber Policy

Denham Sadler
October 11, 2019
The federal government must reinstate the position of Minister for Cybersecurity as part of the updated 2020 national Cyber Security Strategy, the Opposition a...

Policy

James Riley
October 1, 2019
It is more than a year since Premier Gladys Berejiklian stood with Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar in Sydney to unveil the city’s ambition to build a...

Intellectual Property

Andrew Colley
September 30, 2019
Tech innovators will continue to face legal uncertainty when claiming intellectual property rights over their endeavors after the Federal Court handed down a l...

AA Bill

Denham Sadler
September 30, 2019
The government’s independent security monitor has extended its inquiry into the highly controversial encryption laws after receiving just 15 submissions ...

Policy

Denham Sadler
September 30, 2019
The tech sector needs a more effective and influential voice in Canberra to avoid further “unintended consequences” in government legislation, acco...

Policy

James Riley
September 27, 2019
Australia has continued its slide down the digital readiness rankings, falling one place to 14th in a comparative study of 63 countries. The downward trend is ...

Policy

Denham Sadler
September 26, 2019
The scrapping of a fast-tracked patent scheme would be a “death blow for SME innovation” and the federal government’s justifications for the ...

Policy

James Riley
September 25, 2019
Business leader and Australian icon Kim Williams has turned his attention to the powerful forces of digital disruption and its significant impact on business a...

Open Banking

Denham Sadler
September 25, 2019
Ten FinTechs have been selected to take part as guinea pigs in testing of the open banking scheme before its official launch at the start of next year. The ...

Data Policy

Denham Sadler
September 25, 2019
The federal government has unveiled a Medicare data-matching scheme to find fraudulent claims, but is at pains to say it won’t be a repeat of the controv...

Platforms

Denham Sadler
September 25, 2019
Tech giants Facebook and Microsoft have launched an independent organisation to combat online radicalisation and violent terrorist content and “thwart in...

TelcoLand

Denham Sadler
September 25, 2019
A decrease in complaints about phone and internet services is “only one part of the story” according to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, ...

Trade

Denham Sadler
September 24, 2019
Australian and US government officials will hold high-level discussions in Washington later this year to develop a critical minerals action plan in an effort t...

Data61+Live

James Riley
September 24, 2019
CSIRO chairman David Thodey has cautioned government and business alike against tightening research and innovation budgets in the face of Australia’s som...

Space

Denham Sadler
September 23, 2019
The $150 million federal play to involve Australian companies in American missions to the moon and Mars has been cautiously welcomed by local space firms, with...

TelcoLand

Denham Sadler
September 23, 2019
The federal government has initiated a Parliamentary inquiry into 5G technology in Australia, but its terms of reference mean the controversy surrounding natio...

Space

James Riley
September 22, 2019
The CSIRO’s most senior space sector executive Dave Williams has hailed the Australian Space Agency’s collaborative partnership with NASA and says ...

Space

James Riley
September 22, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has committed an additional $150 million over five years to underwrite Australia’s participation in the United States led p...

Trade

Denham Sadler
September 19, 2019
Australia “cannot afford to turn its back” on the “once in a generation opportunity” on offer from Huawei and other Chinese technology ...

Policy

Denham Sadler
September 19, 2019
The federal government has introduced a right for consumers to have their personal data deleted as part of its controversial Consumer Data Right scheme. The...

AgTech

James Riley
September 19, 2019
Data portability and the application of farmer’s data rights in the agricultural sector will play a large part in reaping the expected $20+ billion rewar...
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