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StartupLand

Denham Sadler
September 16, 2019
The federal government needs to step up and stop the exploitation of Australian gig economy workers by global tech companies, the Transport Workers Union has s...

Science

David McClure
September 16, 2019
Like electricity, artificial intelligence (AI) is a general purpose technology that has the potential to drastically alter societies through its impact on econ...

Cybersecurity

Denham Sadler
September 16, 2019
The federal government should make a routine of publicly attributing nation-state cyber attacks rather than leaving it to media leaks, according to ASPI’...

Policy

Denham Sadler
September 16, 2019
The competition watchdog’s landmark Digital Platforms Inquiry report does not understand the tech industry and has the potential to “adversely im...

Social Media

Denham Sadler
August 27, 2019
The federal government must take a more holistic approach to combating online extremism and radicalisation rather than just searching for a “tech silver ...

Policy

Denham Sadler
August 27, 2019
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has called on Australian businesses to invest in new technologies now to fully realise their potential benefits and address the count...

Policy

Denham Sadler
August 27, 2019
A federal government plan to block sites hosting “extreme and violent content” during a crisis event has been labelled a “dangerous propositi...

Cybersecurity

James Riley
August 22, 2019
Having the director-general of an intelligence agency sitting as a director on the board of Australia’s industry development organisation focused on cybe...

Data

Denham Sadler
August 21, 2019
The federal government should treat the personal data of Australians like critical infrastructure, with better protection needed to keep information secure as ...

R&D

Denham Sadler
August 21, 2019
Huawei Australia has been blacklisted by the US government, just weeks after the company drew a line through a $60 million research and development investment ...
Denham Sadler
August 21, 2019
More significant data breaches are “inevitable” until Australian governments engage in an open discussion about the use of de-identified personal d...

FinTech

Denham Sadler
August 21, 2019
The federal government is set to reintroduce its mandatory comprehensive credit reporting legislation after being left stranded in the run-up to the May electi...

StartupLand

Denham Sadler
August 21, 2019
LaunchVic has doubled down on previous investments and dished out a further $2 million to a range of startup-focused programs in the first funding round under ...

Digital Platforms

Denham Sadler
August 19, 2019
Serious action is needed now to curb the power of the global tech giants and Australia should be leading the way with a series of reforms, according to former ...

Innovation Policy

Leigh Dayton
August 19, 2019
'Australia punches above its weight'. It’s a claim guaranteed to increase my blood pressure. As a science writer and broadcaster, last with The Australia...

Policy

James Riley
August 19, 2019
At a time when NSW is openly talking about introducing a facial recognition-based public transport ticketing system, the state is going it alone on a new ethic...

Service delivery

Denham Sadler
August 19, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a “step change” in how the public sector operates and denied claims that the creation of Services Aust...

Cybersecurity

James Riley
August 19, 2019
Global networking and security giant Cisco has partnered with Victoria University’s Polytechnic to open a multi-million dollar cybersecurity training cen...

Policy

James Riley
August 16, 2019
It has taken some time in finally getting its official launch, but government has opened the doors to a new public-private research hub aimed at using new digi...

Skills

Denham Sadler
August 15, 2019
The federal government will review its business investment visas to make sure Australia is getting the best deal possible on the back of its “first of it...

Policy

Denham Sadler
August 15, 2019
The government’s six-week, $858,000 deal with McKinsey to provide advice on the design of Services Australia has been slammed by the public sector union,...

Industry

James Riley
August 14, 2019
The future of direction of the NSW government’s startup and SME-focused industry development body Jobs for NSW remains up in the air five months after th...

Data Rights

Denham Sadler
August 13, 2019
Existing data protection laws have failed Australians and the government needs to get on the front foot to better protect privacy and curb the market dominance...

McKinsey

James Riley
August 13, 2019
Revelations that the federal government is paying McKinsey a standard “day rate” of up to $16,000 for senior partners to provide strategic advice o...