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Consumer Data Right

Denham Sadler
January 18, 2019
The government’s inability to introduce its “game-changing” Consumer Data Right legislation, and the subsequent delay to the launch of open b...

Policy

Denham Sadler
January 18, 2019
The Australian game development sector hopes to drive part of the national debate in the lead up to this year’s federal election, seeking a new level of ...

Politics

David Havyatt
January 16, 2019
Kevin Rudd’s The PM Years is an interesting exercise in revisionism that has fuelled great interest in his assertion that Murdoch attacked the NBN fo...

Publisher

Corrie McLeod
January 16, 2019
As the summer break draws to a close and the tech ecosystem ratchets up activities for the year, it is worth reflecting on the big policy discussions ahead. ...

Policy

Denham Sadler
December 4, 2018
At least $26 million in taxpayer funds was lost on the national crime intelligence commission’s doomed biometrics project before it was canned earlier th...

Policy

Prof Lars Coenen
December 3, 2018
It seems Australia’s experiment at being a world leader at ‘innovation’ is over, with the abrupt departure of its champion, Malcolm Turnbull....

Space Race

Denham Sadler
December 3, 2018
South Australia’s Premier has high hopes that the state will win the national competition to host Australia’s space agency, with a decision expecte...

Policy

James Riley
December 3, 2018
The future of the government’s signature Industry Growth Centres program is under a growing cloud with Labor industry spokesman Kim Carr openly questioni...

Policy

Denham Sadler
November 30, 2018
The Opposition has rejected the federal government’s calls for its contentious encryption bill to be passed before Christmas, labelling it “unworka...

Government

Denham Sadler
November 30, 2018
Former Attorney-General Martin Pakula has been appointed as the new Victorian innovation minister as part of a major state government cabinet reshuffle. Mr ...

Industry

Seamus Byrne
November 30, 2018
Rob Fitzpatrick has officially wrapped up his exit from his role as CEO of the Australian Information Industry Association , announcing he is now the CEO of e...

Trade

James Riley
November 29, 2018
The Sydney-based digital movie studio Animal Logic and Tasmania’s Echoview Software – which build hydra-acoustic data visualisations for assessing ...

Trade

Aimee Chanthadavong
November 29, 2018
Organisers of the world’s largest annual technology conference may have cancelled CeBIT Hannover for 2019 as part of an event portfolio restructure, but ...

Policy

James Riley
November 29, 2018
Opposition leader Bill Shorten would return science to the centre of government decision-making and drive central efforts to lift the nation’s spending o...

Policy

Denham Sadler
November 28, 2018
A “myth-busting” report on the economic impact on the local cyber security industry of controversial proposed encryption laws is set to be released...

Policy

Aimee Chanthadavong
November 28, 2018
The Queensland government's initial investment in Brisbane-based tech scale-up RedEye has proven to be such a success it has gone back for seconds, partic...

Startups

Denham Sadler
November 28, 2018
Australia’s largest startup conference will focus on the decline of Silicon Valley and the recent widespread criticisms of some of the biggest tech playe...

Startups

Denham Sadler
November 28, 2018
A new trial visa program aiming to bring the “sharpest minds in the entrepreneurial world” to South Australia has officially launched. It comes ...

Policy

Aimee Chanthadavong
November 28, 2018
The NSW government has released its first Cyber Security Industry Development strategy in a move to help grow the local cybersecurity sector. The strategy, ...

Victoria

Denham Sadler
November 27, 2018
Former Victorian Innovation Minister Philip Dalidakis has been removed from the state government’s ministry as part of a Cabinet reshuffle following Labo...

Research

James Riley
November 27, 2018
If you are interested in publicly-funded research, entrepreneurialism, and innovation ecosystems and you have not heard of Mariana Mazzucato, then now is a goo...

Research

Seamus Byrne
November 27, 2018
A UNSW research team led by Michelle Simmons has published breakthrough research in the journey toward silicon-based quantum computing technology. The researc...

Policy

Denham Sadler
November 27, 2018
The senate committee report on the contentious Research and Development Tax Incentive changes has been delayed and won't be handed down for another three month...

Science

Denham Sadler
November 27, 2018
The latest ever announcement of Australian Research Council funding has placed Australia’s innovation system “at risk”, according to the fede...