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Beverley Head
September 22, 2015
The appointment of five women to Malcolm Turnbull’s Cabinet should send a strong signal about diversity to the tech sector. Besides retaining the highly reg...
Michael Sainsbury
September 17, 2015
In what we now know were the dying days of the Abbott government, the former Prime Minister’s all powerful chief of staff Peta Credlin, was laying plans to try...
Michael Sainsbury
September 15, 2015
In May 2011, in his final months as Australia’s Ambassador to China, Geoff Raby –one of Australia’ most outspoken diplomats in recent years - delivered the wit...
Graeme Philipson
September 15, 2015
Malcolm Turnbull is offering Australia a different style of leadership. He has promised to be more consultative, more collegiate. Tony Abbott offered the sa...
David Havyatt
September 15, 2015
At his first press conference after his successful leadership ballot Mr Turnbull was asked whether he was going to change the economic direction or going to ch...
David Havyatt
September 15, 2015
Forbes magazine titled a 2013 article Lessons From Uber: Why Innovation And Regulation Don't Mix . It’s a common enough view in innovation circles. Resea...
James Riley
September 14, 2015
The swearing in of Malcolm Turnbull as Australia’s 29th Prime Minister will inevitably bring the powerful technological forces that are re-shaping our economy ...
James Riley
September 8, 2015
Steve Vamos, the former Microsoft Australia managing director and current Telstra board member, tells a story about Bill Gates’ ability to see things that many...
David Havyatt
September 8, 2015
The issue of “digital inclusion” is usually considered to be a matter of social policy. Events at this year’s ACCAN conference Dollars and Bytes – Communicat...
James Riley
September 7, 2015
Less than a year after entering the Victorian Parliament as a newbie MP, Philip Dalidakis finds himself with a seat in cabinet as the State’s freshly-minted Sm...

Cybersecurity

James Riley
August 19, 2019
Global networking and security giant Cisco has partnered with Victoria University’s Polytechnic to open a multi-million dollar cybersecurity training cen...

Policy

James Riley
August 16, 2019
It has taken some time in finally getting its official launch, but government has opened the doors to a new public-private research hub aimed at using new digi...

Skills

Denham Sadler
August 15, 2019
The federal government will review its business investment visas to make sure Australia is getting the best deal possible on the back of its “first of it...

Policy

Denham Sadler
August 15, 2019
The government’s six-week, $858,000 deal with McKinsey to provide advice on the design of Services Australia has been slammed by the public sector union,...

Industry

James Riley
August 14, 2019
The future of direction of the NSW government’s startup and SME-focused industry development body Jobs for NSW remains up in the air five months after th...

Data Rights

Denham Sadler
August 13, 2019
Existing data protection laws have failed Australians and the government needs to get on the front foot to better protect privacy and curb the market dominance...

McKinsey

James Riley
August 13, 2019
Revelations that the federal government is paying McKinsey a standard “day rate” of up to $16,000 for senior partners to provide strategic advice o...

Skills

Denham Sadler
August 13, 2019
The federal government has unveiled a new, fast-tracked migration stream for highly-skilled global talent as part of its newfound effort to address the local s...

Outsourcing

Denham Sadler
August 13, 2019
The government’s use of external consultants to design Services Australia is “deeply concerning” and risks the new department having an &ldqu...

StartupLand

Denham Sadler
August 13, 2019
The government is yet to reveal how it would proceed with proposed changes to Employee Share Schemes, nearly nine months after they were first revealed. Tre...

Intelligence

James Riley
August 9, 2019
Less than two years ago , Mike Burgess was the chief information security officer within Australia’s largest telecommunications carrier Telstra. From the ...

Identity

Denham Sadler
August 8, 2019
The government needs to conduct a full-scale review to get its digital identity project back under control in the wake of spiralling costs, delays and a lack o...

Procurement

James Riley
August 8, 2019
The federal government’s Digital Marketplace should be celebrated for the role it has played in driving new digital workforce skills into the public sect...

Skills

Denham Sadler
August 8, 2019
A trial visa program helping Australian tech companies attract skilled overseas workers has been made permanent by the federal government following a 12-month ...

Venture Fund

Denham Sadler
August 7, 2019
The South Australian government has dropped Blue Sky as the manager of its $50 million tech fund, as the company now shows “no interest” in venture...

Policy

Denham Sadler
August 7, 2019
Western Australia is set to finally introduce privacy legislation to govern the protection and sharing of personal data, with plans to establish a Privacy Comm...

Identity

Denham Sadler
August 7, 2019
A long-overdue review into identity security has finally been handed to government, just as the Coalition recommits to its controversial facial recognition leg...

Services

Denham Sadler
August 7, 2019
The government has called in the big consultanty firms McKinsey and KPMG to help design its new Services Australia department, with the companies sharing in ne...

Policy

James Riley
August 6, 2019
The Australian Information Industry Association, the 40-year-old vendor-led peak body representing the tech sector, has quietly shuttered its Canberra office, ...

Data rights

Denham Sadler
August 5, 2019
The Consumer Data Right laws are “very complex and messy” and plans to amend them later in the year may lead to further problems, digital rights ...
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