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Telecommunications

Mark Gregory
July 31, 2019
The Australian government has been caught out and our system of government is now at a crossroad. It is not acceptable that our government, on the pretext of &...

Broadband

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 3, 2019
The Queensland government, together with Powerlink Queensland and Energy Queensland, have jointly launched FibreCo Queensland to provide internet connectivity ...

Broadband

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 25, 2019
Huawei Australia chief technology officer David Soldani has delivered a blistering assessment of Australia’s national broadband roll-out, hammering both ...

Research

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 21, 2019
The chief executive  of the CSIRO's Data61 unit Adrian Turner has called on Australia to build sovereign capabilities in ethical artificial intelligence, s...

TelcoLand

Denham Sadler
June 14, 2019
The government should place data security at the centre of its efforts to develop an artificial intelligence ethics framework, according to the communications ...

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...

Morrison Cabinet

James Riley
May 26, 2019
In naming his second ministry on Sunday, Scott Morrison unveiled dramatic changes to the federal service delivery structures, as well as a new communications m...

TelcoLand

Mark Gregory
May 22, 2019
If there is anything to be learned from the last election campaign it is that politicians still do not understand technology and the impact it has on the natio...

Telcoland

David Havyatt
May 13, 2019
Anyone who attends the ACCC and Australian Energy Regulator (AER) annual regulatory conference is struck by the existential dilemma that afflicts competition r...

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...

Data Rights

Denham Sadler
July 24, 2019
The government has introduced Consumer Data Right legislation to Parliament for the second time, weeks after the launch of the open banking pilot program. T...

Policy

Denham Sadler
July 24, 2019
An intensive cybersecurity bootcamp is among the successful recipients of more than $1 million in funding from the government’s Incubator Support program...

Policy

James Riley
July 24, 2019
A new book about digital transformation in government will launch next week, written by a couple of senior private sector executives and arriving at an interes...

R$D Tax Incentive

Denham Sadler
July 23, 2019
Uncertainty still surrounds the research and development tax incentive, with the government committing to reforming the popular scheme but not providing any cl...

Future of Work

Andrew Herrmann
July 23, 2019
Technology is rapidly reshaping the workplace, bringing demand for new skills. But the skills that will define successful future workers have always been integ...

AA laws

Denham Sadler
July 23, 2019
The federal government’s new encryption laws may contravene major international laws in the US and Europe Union, putting Australian companies at risk of ...

Delivery

James Riley
July 22, 2019
NEC Australia says it has commenced court proceedings in the Victorian Supreme Court to recover costs and expenses related to a failed $90 million biometric pr...

Ambition

Jens Goennemann
July 21, 2019
It is moonwalk month. On July 20, everybody except the moon landing truthers can celebrate 50 years since Aldrin said those immortal words to Armstrong, &ldquo...

Procurement

James Riley
July 17, 2019
The whole of government sourcing arrangement signed between the Digital Transformation Agency and the global cloud giant Amazon Web Services raises serious que...

Digital

James Riley
July 16, 2019
Former NSW secretary to the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation Martin Hoffman has been tapped by the Commonwealth to develop a new plan for the way...

Cyber

James Riley
July 15, 2019
It is more than twenty years since possible rules of behaviour in ‘cyberspace’ were first discussed at the United Nations, and it is now two-and-a-...

Data

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 15, 2019
Australia is relatively open to cross-border data flows when compared to other G20 economies, but is limited by a number of restrictive measures, according to ...

Policy

Michelle Rowland
July 10, 2019
It has been said the 1800s were the Golden Age of scams. This is when the term "con man" rose to prominence, and according to the New York Times , it also hap...

Innovation

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 9, 2019
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has selected Adelaide’s innovation precinct, Lot Fourteen, as the fourth global location for its prestigious ...

Skills

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 9, 2019
More than a year after the 457 visa program was scrapped by the federal government, a new research paper from the department of industry shows firms that used ...

Industry policy

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 9, 2019
The Department of Industry's Office of the Chief Economist has released a series of reports on the government industry support programs, delivering a largely f...

Encryption

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 9, 2019
Following months of industry backlash, the Department of Home Affairs has acknowledged the perception of Australia’s anti-encryption laws has had “...

Encryption

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 9, 2019
There is a broad consensus across Australia’s tech industry that the country’s encryption laws have hurt the sector’s ability to export and i...

Broadband

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 3, 2019
The Queensland government, together with Powerlink Queensland and Energy Queensland, have jointly launched FibreCo Queensland to provide internet connectivity ...

Policy

James Riley
July 3, 2019
The CSIRO’s specialist business unit Data61 celebrated its third birthday this week. It is worth noting the milestone. The organisation is structurally v...
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