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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...
STUART KENNEDY
April 6, 2016
Business telco Macquarie Telecom hopes the Panama Papers scandal will lift awareness of its own suggestion to spotlight companies that are tax domiciled offsho...
Michael Sainsbury
April 6, 2016
More than a decade after cashing out of his dotcom era business WebCentral to Australia’s innovation obsessed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, internet pioneer...

Policy

STUART KENNEDY
April 6, 2016
Veteran Aussie tech entrepreneur Simon Hackett says we need to vastly raise the tempo of innovation policy to make venture capital work properly in this countr...
David Havyatt
April 4, 2016
Health care and how to fund it was a hot political topic last week. But only the week before NBN Co had been providing its own input, promoting telehealth with i...
James Riley
March 31, 2016
It is fair to say the New South Wales Government has been running hot and cold on innovation issues in the past year. The state remains the stand-out leader in A...
Graeme Philipson
March 31, 2016
Brisbane-based Technology One is Australia’s biggest home-grown software company with close to $200 million in annual revenues and more than a thousand employe...

Data61+Live

STUART KENNEDY
March 30, 2016
Re-hatched government tech research and commercialisation arm Data61 got to strut its stuff in public this week attracting over 1000 visitors to its D61+Live e...

Trade

Michael Sainsbury
March 30, 2016
Australian businesses will get a close look at some of China’s biggest technology companies including Huawei Technologies, Alibaba, Baidu, and JD.com as part o...

D61+Live

STUART KENNEDY
March 30, 2016
Australia’s prospects for building serious cyber security businesses muscle are possibly stronger than many realise, but the local digital security sector stil...
Graeme Philipson
March 30, 2016
Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy certainly gets around. He’s been popping up all over the place recently, bringing his youthful enthusiasm to the Tu...
Graeme Philipson
March 23, 2016
Yesterday’s announcement of a new $1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund (CEIF) is a largely symbolic move designed to boost the Coalition’s green credentials...
James Riley
March 23, 2016
Bill Shorten and his team have a spring in their step and feel they have a whiff of a chance of rolling the Turnbull Government at the coming election. But the...

Comment

ALEX SCANDURRA
March 22, 2016
This week's significant announcement Backing Australian Fintech  by the Treasurer builds on the down-payment made last year by the Prime Minister and Minister...

Policy

James Riley
March 22, 2016
If you ask the Digital Transformation Office chief executive Paul Shetler which of the DTO’s many projects he gets most excited by, he says it’s the digital ma...
David Havyatt
March 22, 2016
When Andy Penn became CEO at Telstra he said he would bring his “particular passion” for doing business in Asia to the role. InnovationAus.com was last week...
Graeme Philipson
March 22, 2016
8common is a small Australian software company with big plans. Since its IPO on the ASX in August 2014 it has more than doubled in size, and now has more than ...
James Riley
March 21, 2016
On a day when the Prime Minister revealed the cunning political mechanics of a possible early election, his treasurer Scott Morrison was launching an election-...
James Riley
March 16, 2016
The Turnbull Government will today introduce legislation that delivers huge tax benefits to angel investors who put their money into in higher risk, early stag...
James Riley
March 15, 2016
Malcolm Turnbull’s powerful new Innovation and Science Australia Board is heavy on venture capital and entrepreneurial representation and goes light on science...
Michael Sainsbury
March 15, 2016
Telstra chief executive Andy Penn has just been forced to walk away from his first big Asian deal, to partner with the San Miguel group to build the Philippine...