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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 2019

Denham Salder
May 10, 2019
An elected Labor government would provide $7.5 million towards a major telescope project in Western Australia in a "white coat meets blue collar" policy announ...

Election 2019

Denham Sadler
May 9, 2019
Kim Carr has doubled down on Labor’s support for the local electric vehicles sector, announcing a $57 million pledge to help build a new local automotive...

Startup Genome

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 9, 2019
The continued strength of Australia’s startup ecosystems has been put on notice in the 2019 edition of the highly regarded Startup Genome report: Sydney ...

Election 2019

Seamus Byrne
May 9, 2019
The leaders of seven Australian health and biotech industry groups have joined forces to press both sides of politics to preserve and strengthen support of res...

Election 2019

Seamus Byrne
May 8, 2019
Peak industry body Science & Technology Australia (STA) has released an election summary report card covering the policies of the major parties across a ...

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...

Games sector

Seamus Byrne
May 8, 2019
Australia’s biggest esports event, the Intel Extreme Masters Sydney (IEM), went off with a bang over the past weekend as more than 7,500 fans on each of ...

Cybersecurity

Denham Sadler
May 8, 2019
One third of all data breaches included some element of social engineering, representing a sharp increase over previous years, according to the 2019 Verizon Da...

Health

James Riley
May 8, 2019
Digital health is a much misunderstood term in Australia at a time when the emerging sector is coming of age elsewhere in the world. This is not about ICT and ...

Election 2019

James Riley
May 8, 2019
Federal Labor will offer businesses an R&D tax offset premium for collaborating with universities and science-based agencies like the CSIRO to bring new kn...

Election 2019

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 8, 2019
The Coalition will hand Australia’s manufacturing sector a $50 million boost as part of the newly created Manufacturing Modernisation Fund. Under the ...

Election 2019

Denham Sadler
May 7, 2019
Labor has pledged $25 million for the creation of regional digital skills hubs, and has put government tech suppliers on notice that they should be prepared to...

Election 2019

Denham Sadler
May 6, 2019
The Greens will focus on improving the digital rights of Australians and rolling back the “heinous” legislation recently passed in the next Parliam...

Election 2019

Denham Sadler
May 6, 2019
The government’s further crackdown on social media companies and their users is another “knee-jerk reaction” that will not address the actual...

DTA

Denham Sadler
May 6, 2019
The Digital Transformation Agency is on the hunt for a chief information officer as it prepares for an "exciting period of development and change". The role...

Cybersecurity

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 6, 2019
Alastair MacGibbon has resigned from his role as the head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and National Cyber Security Adviser. Australian Sig...

Election 2019

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 6, 2019
A long-term commitment to invest in STEM education and research from all sides of politics is essential if Australia wants to be taken seriously as an innovati...

Election 2019

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 6, 2019
Labor says it will splash $20 million to establish a space industry cluster in the NSW regional suburb of Jerrabomberra, located just over the border with the ...

Election 2019

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 2, 2019
Establishing a $100 million skills fund to address the needs of the fourth industry revolution is one of 17 policy ideas the Australian Computer Society (ACS) ...

Comment

Hilary McGeachy
May 2, 2019
It’s difficult to get beyond the headlines about the race between the United States and China to set 5G standards, and competition over the future global...