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Policy

James Riley
April 18, 2019
Freshly-minted NSW customer service minister Victor Dominello will impose mandated digital designs and data architectures across government departments in orde...

Policy

Denham Sadler
April 18, 2019
Government’s failure to pass the Consumer Data Right legislation before the May election could lead to further delays to the rollout of the open banking ...

Cyber Security

Denham Sadler
April 18, 2019
The federal government has rejected a recommendation to make the Australian Signals Directorate’s “baseline” Essential Eight cyber mitigation...

Government

Denham Sadler
April 17, 2019
The most significant shift in the Victorian government’s IT infrastructure in more than a decade will be completed by the end of the year. State-owned...
David Havyatt
October 13, 2015
Regulation is often cast as one of the major impediments to innovation. Normally the concern is about regulation that impedes market entry, but the ACCC and...
Beverley Head
October 13, 2015
Australia’s GDP is 8.5 per cent higher because of the impact of university education on the workforce – adding $140 billion to the nation’s coffers last year. ...
Michael Sainsbury
October 12, 2015
Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has used her visit to San Francisco for the annual bilateral foreign and defence talks known as AUSMIN to underscore ...
James Riley
October 12, 2015
Australian Government ICT procurement is set to undergo its most radical overhaul since the 2008 Gershon Review of public sector tech spending and may include ...
James Riley
October 12, 2015
Having been quietly shelved two years ago, Australia’s plans to join the multilateral Open Government Partnership are being dusted off by Malcolm Turnbull and ...
James Riley
October 9, 2015
Newly-appointed Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy says his ‘policy hackathon’ is open to all parts of the tech eco-system, and is not reserved only for...
Simon van Wyk
October 8, 2015
The new government could drive a huge wave of digital change and innovation if they did two small things.  First change the way they buy digital services – ...
James Riley
October 6, 2015
Jason Clare’s western Sydney electorate of Blaxland is in the Labor heartland, a seat once held by former Prime Minister Paul Keating. Its challenges are subst...
James Riley
October 6, 2015
At the end of the 19th Century, Australia had the best living standards in the world, having enjoyed decades of unprecedented economic growth. It was a magnet ...
Beverley Head
October 6, 2015
When Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, wrote in the Wall St Journal last week that it would take women 100 years to achieve gender equality in...
James Riley
October 5, 2015
There are few industries that have been turned inside out by technology in quite the same way as the telecommunications sector. Telstra Chief Technology Office...
Elaine McFadden
October 2, 2015
Rewriting one’s business is no easy feat. And it can make or break a company, especially when it comes to rewriting the entire technology that company is based...
James Riley
September 29, 2015
If Bill Shorten didn’t already know what it feels like to get gazumped, he certainly does now. The Federal Government has moved in the past two weeks from havi...
Michael Sainsbury
September 29, 2015
There is intensifying competition between the world’s two largest economies in the technology sector. Part of this competition is overt – with Chinese tech and...
Graeme Philipson
September 29, 2015
The merger of telcos M2 and Vocus comes as no surprise. It is the latest of many mergers and acquisitions in Australian telecommunications, and makes perfect s...
Beverley Head
September 29, 2015
Australia wants a thriving technology sector – to get one requires access to a steady supply of good skills. At present the nation is far from self-sufficient;...
James Riley
September 28, 2015
The Senate committee looking at the Australian Innovation System has published its interim report, outlining a troublingly stubborn list of ailments that under...
Daniel Floreani
September 28, 2015
The global Big Data and Analytics market is estimated to be US$125 billion dollars in 2015 . While Australia will definitely benefit from the efficiencies ...
James Riley
September 25, 2015
Telstra board member Steve Vamos has a theory about automation and the rise of technology. The more technology prevails across our workplace and society, he sa...
Graeme Philipson
September 24, 2015
The lines are forming on the battleground of the 21st century. Cyber security is emerging as a major point of tension between nations, and as a significant are...