Civic Nation Insights

Civic Nation 2018

Seamus Byrne
November 21, 2018
The issues paper from InnovationAus.com ’s Civic Nation 2018 roundtable on National Identity & Cybersecurity has been released for download here , ex...

Civic Nation 2018

Aimee Chanthadavong
November 21, 2018
Data management and regulation issues in the Australian government sector were all key discussion points at the Data and Analytics Policy Strategy Session held a...

Civic Nation 2018

Seamus Byrne
November 21, 2018
The issues paper from InnovationAus.com ’s Civic Nation 2018 roundtable on Connected Communities & Gig Cities is now available for download , explori...

Civic Nation 2018

Aimee Chanthadavong
November 20, 2018
Artificial Intelligence ethical and legal frameworks, together with the struggle for local industry growth, were all key talking points at the AI Policy Strat...

Civic Nation

James Riley
September 14, 2018
South Australian Premier Steven Marshall has joined the program at the innovation and social policy summit Civic Nation to deliver the opening keynote address....

Civic Nation

James Riley
August 6, 2018
Seattle-based billionaire entrepreneur, author and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer will deliver a keynote address to InnovationAus.com ’s Civic Nation ...

Research

Denham Sadler
June 11, 2019
Australia’s commercialisation woes are more due to the private sector’s unwillingness to solve new problems rather than cultural issues at universi...

Policy

Denham Sadler
June 11, 2019
The debate over the need for further legislation to better regulate the gig economy has been reignited following a “devastating” Fair Work Ombudsma...

Blockchain

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 11, 2019
Australian-based investment management firm First Digital Capital (FDC) is preparing to open its fund up to wholesale investors for the first time at the end o...

Digital policy

Denham Sadler
June 4, 2019
The Digital Transformation Agency will remain an independent agency but has been moved under the remit of the new Services Australia department, a rebadged Dep...

Cybersecurity

Denham Sadler
June 4, 2019
Australia’s leading research university has been the target of a significant cyber attack, with a “sophisticated actor” accessing large amoun...

Service delivery

James Riley
June 4, 2019
As Stuart Robert sits down in the coming days to design a strategic imitation of the Service NSW model for digital service delivery, there is an important flaw...

Shadow Ministry

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 3, 2019
Victorian Labor MP Tim Watts, a former senior staffer to Stephen Conroy as Communications minister in the Rudd government, has been appointed shadow assistant ...

Labor Ministry

Denham Sadler
June 3, 2019
New shadow innovation minister Clare O’Neil is set to continue Labor’s focus on digital skills and human capital in the technology policy debate. ...

Space

Denham Sadler
June 3, 2019
NASA’s plan to launch rockets from the Northern Territory is another watershed moment for the Australian space sector, with hopes the venture will encour...

Renewables

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 3, 2019
In a bid to build out Queensland’s emerging hydrogen extraction industry, the Queensland government said it will commit $19 million to support the roll-o...

Future of Work

Seamus Byrne
June 3, 2019
The autonomous future of freight has picked up momentum, and the latest shift of gears sees the US Postal Service launching a test phase for trucks hauling mai...

Shadow Ministry

James Riley
June 2, 2019
Former Labor leader Bill Shorten has been soft-landed into the shadow Cabinet in the challenging NDIS and service delivery portfolio, while the experienced Bre...

Policy

James Riley
May 31, 2019
Four days before the May 18 federal election, InnovationAus.com hosted Ed Husic at our offices in conjunction with StartupAus for a no-holds-barred question ...

Capital

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 31, 2019
Australia-based private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) fundraising achieved record highs in 2018, with a new report by the Australian Investment Council ...

Policy

Denham Sadler
May 30, 2019
Fresh from a $24 million capital raise, Internet of Things semiconductor startup Morse Micro has vowed to keep its headquarters and research and development op...

Digital policy

James Riley
May 30, 2019
It’s early days, but in the absence detail let’s call it a poor imitation that flatters to deceive. ‘Lipstick on a pig’ also comes to m...

Digital

Denham Sadler
May 29, 2019
Services Australia sputtered to life on Thursday, not as an artful clone of the highly successful NSW delivery agency Service NSW, but as a simply re-named Dep...
Jared Mondschein, Don Scott-Kemmis
May 29, 2019
Bob Hawke helped make Australia’s economy globally competitive by making the tough but necessary choice of opening it up to the world.  There is ...

Leadership

Denham Sadler
May 29, 2019
Ed Husic has stepped down from the Labor frontbench and his position as shadow minister for human services and the digital economy. Mr Husic has been a majo...

FinTech

Denham Sadler
May 29, 2019
Victorian senator Jane Hume has become sworn in as Australia’s first assistant minister for financial technology within Prime Minister Scott Morrison&rsq...