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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...
Graeme Philipson
September 1, 2015
Australian innovation is alive and well, if this year’s iAwards are any pointer. The awards, held in Melbourne last week, have a number of categories including...
James Riley
September 1, 2015
With its creation last Friday heralded ingloriously by a “taking out the trash” ministerial statement, Data61 was the best outcome among many unappealing alt...
James Riley
August 28, 2015
Australia has a new research agency today with the creation of Data61 from the merged interests of Australia’s premier ICT research house NICTA, with the Digit...
James Riley
August 28, 2015
Australia’s shiny new Digital Transformation Office is getting down and dirty in the hipster heartland. The nation’s newest agency is to set up shop inside a b...
James Riley
August 27, 2015
For all the worthiness of the discussion related to the tech sector and entrepreneurialism at the National Reform Summit, it is difficult to see how the mother...
Michael Sainsbury
August 27, 2015
Once upon a time, in the heady days of 1987 when The Bangles, Whitney Houston and Crowded House ruled the pop charts, South Australia was preparing to create a...
James Riley
August 25, 2015
I wish it were otherwise, but it is impossible to cover the innovation sector in Australia without occasionally writing about the National Broadband Network. T...
Elaine McFadden
August 25, 2015
It is fitting that the first High-Growth Focus interview,  a feature that will appear every Wednesday in InnovationAus.com, is with a FinTech company that off...
PAUL CHEEVER
August 25, 2015
I like Chris Richardson; I used to work with him at Access Economics so I have known him and followed his views for some 15 years. He is a very knowledgeable a...
James Riley
August 25, 2015
It’s not often Australia hosts the global CEO of a multinational technology outfit. That changed briefly last week when networking giant Huawei’s chief executi...
David Havyatt
August 25, 2015
Last week’s Science Week highlighted the policy challenge of developing the so-called STEM skills in Australia. Australia’s concern over STEM skills is sh...
James Riley
August 21, 2015
A Western Australian security firm took the top honours at the prestigious Telstra Business Awards in Sydney last night, at an event crowded with tech innovati...
Elaine McFadden
August 20, 2015
The Commonwealth’s Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) scheme is set for a significant funding boost over the next three years, with the tabling of an ind...
James Riley
August 20, 2015
Victor Dominello has been in the job a little over four months as New South Wales’ first Minister for Innovation . He works in a Cabinet where no less than th...
David Havyatt
August 19, 2015
A day after our Federal politicians disputed about whether science policy is only about innovation or includes wider goals, the City of Sydney has taken th...
Michael Sainsbury
August 19, 2015
Australia is facing a skills shortage in the key field of data analytics, amid concerns from incoming CSIRO chief David Thodey that the nation’s education syst...
James Riley
August 19, 2015
The Productivity Commission has been instructed to undertake an investigation into Australia’s intellectual property arrangements, including their effect on in...
By Paul Cheever
August 19, 2015
“Like it or not, innovation is as much about a social and even political event as it is a technology evolution.” This was the closing to last week’s column whi...
David Havyatt
August 18, 2015
In recognition of National Science Week, Industry and Science Minister Ian MacFarlane made a Ministerial Statement ‘ Science and Innovation: Building Australia...
James Riley
August 17, 2015
Kiwi-based cloud accounting wunderkind Xero says aggregated private sector cloud data can be used to help government make better decisions across the economy, ...