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Policy

Denham Sadler
March 19, 2019
The federal government will develop a national blockchain roadmap and kick-in a further $100,000 for the study, despite its Digital Transformation Agency recen...

Policy

James Riley
March 19, 2019
The only people in Australia specifically excluded from the controversial encryption laws are the very people who rushed the legislation through on the final s...

Policy

Denham Sadler
March 18, 2019
A new regulatory framework for initial coin offerings proposed by federal government posed “a significant risk of fettering innovation”, according ...

Cyber Security

Denham Sadler
March 18, 2019
Australia’s signals intelligence agency has outlined publicly for the first time how it decides when to make a security vulnerability public, and when to...

Policy

Aimee Chanthadavong
February 22, 2019
Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen has pledged that a future Shorten Labor government will prioritise tax relief for Australian businesses and invest in digital skil...

Senate Estimates

Denham Sadler
February 22, 2019
The Opposition is "highly concerned" about the government’s plans to outsource some of its crackdown on the research and development tax incentive, and h...

R&D scheme

Denham Sadler
February 22, 2019
A new guidance from the federal government regarding software claims made under the research and development tax incentive is "another kick in the teeth" for t...

Data

James Riley
February 21, 2019
The CSIRO has significantly bolstered the scope and ambition of its energy consumption data collection and analysis work with the launch on Thursday of a new r...

Budget 2019

Denham Sadler
February 21, 2019
The tech sector has called for a major revamp of the government’s innovation policy agenda so Australia can "reap substantial economic benefits", with ho...

Research

James Riley
February 21, 2019
I totally get that Donald Trump is a doofus and that every single thing he ever says or does is either stupid or evil, and undoubtedly wrong. So how come he ca...

Growth Centres

Denham Sadler
February 21, 2019
The government-funded industry growth centre for the medtech, biotech and pharmaceutical sectors has achieved significant results in its first three years of e...

CSIRO

Aimee Chanthadavong
February 21, 2019
A new tool has been developed by CSIRO researchers to identify when and where a breakout of infectious disease identified overseas, such as dengue and measles,...

My Health Record

February 20, 2019
More than 2.5 million people opted out of My Health Record, equating to nearly 10 percent of all Australians eligible for the controversial system. The Aust...

Gig economy

Aimee Chanthadavong
February 20, 2019
A future NSW Labor Government would introduce new measures within industrial relations law to better protect gig economy workers, Opposition leader Michael Dal...

Privacy

Denham Sadler
February 20, 2019
The government’s data and privacy authority is in urgent need of additional funding to address a backlog of important work, a senate estimates hearing ha...

Policy

Denham Sadler
February 19, 2019
A “step change” is needed in the federal government and industry approach to autonomous vehicles to prevent Australia falling further behind the re...

Digital

James Riley
February 19, 2019
The rise of digital technology in the Australian construction sector is bringing about a wave of change that is both challenging and beneficial. In addition to...

Policy

Denham Sadler
February 18, 2019
The Digital Transformation Agency’s inability to intervene in doomed $34 million biometric project inside the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission...

Consumer Data Right

Denham Sadler
February 18, 2019
The government was clearly “not listening” to the concerns surrounding the Consumer Data Right after it rejected an extension to an inquiry into th...

Broadband

Mark Gregory
February 18, 2019
NBN Co has released lacklustre first-half results for financial year 2018/19 and the spectre of the roll-out continuing into 2022 is now very real. NBN Co cont...

Growth Centres

James Riley
February 18, 2019
When the Industry Growth Centres initiative was launched by then Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane in 2014, it was aimed at e...

Industry

Aimee Chanthadavong
February 18, 2019
One tech leader’s recent return from Silicon Valley to a base in Perth after 27 years has brought with it some fresh perspectives on what is working well...

Education

Aimee Chanthadavong
February 18, 2019
Shadow minister for the digital economy Ed Husic has joined with Google Australia and the education charity Schools Plus to support the expansion of a STEM edu...

CyberSecurity

Denham Sadler
February 18, 2019
A nation-state was behind the recent cyber attack on the federal Parliament, and the networks of both major parties were also compromised, Prime Minister Scott...