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Skills

Denham Sadler
June 17, 2019
The twelve-month pilot of a Global Talent Scheme for tech-focused visas will be continued past its looming finish date as the federal government conducts a rev...

Research

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 17, 2019
Liberal senator Arthur Sinodinos has pledged to keep a keen eye on science and innovation, even as he is set to become Australia’s next Ambassador to the...
Denham Sadler
June 17, 2019
The Queensland government has defended its spending on tech projects after the Opposition accused it of being a “digital disaster zone” with $450 m...

Exit

Denham Sadler
June 17, 2019
Former Victorian innovation minister Philip Dalidakis has quit state Parliament with immediate effect to take up a new role at Australia Post. Mr Dalidakis ...
Graeme Philipson
February 16, 2016
Malcolm Turnbull has made a big deal about innovation. His Government’s new National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA), released last December, made broad...
Beverley Head
February 16, 2016
Australia’s universities open their doors to a new crop of around 84,800 undergraduates from this week; demand for IT courses is proving “steady but not specta...
James Riley
February 16, 2016
The Digital Transformation Office capped its biggest week since being set up seven months ago with the formal acceptance of its Gov.AU Alpha prototype. The ...
Graeme Philipson
February 15, 2016
The head of CSIRO, Larry Marshall, has apologised for comparing the passions aroused by climate change with those sparked by religion. “The politics of clim...
James Riley
February 12, 2016
Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash were elected to the Senate in 2004, at a time when telecommunications was a central political issue of the day – courtesy of the H...
Graeme Philipson
February 10, 2016
There is good news and bad for Australia’s nascent renewable energy industry. Listed companies in the sector are significantly outperforming the rest of the AS...
Graeme Philipson
February 9, 2016
The Federal Government has announced the end of its ‘Repeal Days’. The term, borrowed from US Tea Party rhetoric, referred to the ripping up thousands of pages...
Michael Sainsbury
February 9, 2016
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is readying to make his first visit to China since he took office – most likely in April according to talk in govern...
James Riley
February 9, 2016
It will be a slow, generational effort to boost the nation’s capability in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), but the work has started with fundi...
STUART KENNEDY
February 9, 2016
Brass could be in short supply for cash-strapped startups as investors shy away from new investments until the federal government’s new tax breaks kick-in from...
Beverley Head
February 9, 2016
If intellectual property is the measure of a nation’s innovation abilities, Patricia Kelly wields the yardstick. Ms Kelly, a long time public servant, start...
Michael Sainsbury
February 8, 2016
During this Chinese Year of the Monkey, China is set to overhaul Japan as the second largest spender on information and communication technology after the Unit...
James Riley
February 5, 2016
The CSIRO will shed 350 jobs and redirect its research priorities as part of a major shake-up under new CEO Larry Marshall, that includes an organisation-wide ...
Michael Sainsbury
February 4, 2016
Roll, up, roll up. The great China-Australia trade mission is once again cranking up. The Turnbull Government will put the afterburners on with the promise of ...
James Riley
February 4, 2016
China’s southern city of Shenzhen has turned its lonely eyes to Australia, scouring the country for ideas and innovations and perhaps the chance to lure some o...
Michael Sainsbury
February 3, 2016
Telstra’s four-year old venture capital arm is increasingly turning its attention to Asia, seeking to add to its investments portfolio in a range of companies ...
Graeme Philipson
February 2, 2016
The shape of the Turnbull Government’s increased focus on R&D is starting to form. Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne has an...
Michael Sainsbury
January 29, 2016
Singapore has come out of the Asia Pacific’s increasingly competitive technology blocks fast in 2016. Its all-seeing government is set to streamline the state ...
James Riley
January 28, 2016
There is a lot to like about Data61 and the unmatched ambition of its strategic plan, announced to the media a week ago. And there is a lot to be confused abou...
Elaine McFadden
January 27, 2016
Consultations are underway to identify the final three locations for the global ‘landing pads’ that will support entrepreneurial Australians, announced as part...