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James Riley
September 6, 2015
The chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Rod Sims said some fairly straight-forward things about affordability in the telecommunicati...
David Havyatt
September 2, 2015
New research to be published today concludes that the NBN will result in a 1.8 per cent increase in Australia’s GDP by the mid-2020s. The research paper is ...
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...
James Riley
January 26, 2015
Digital disruption has turned much of the corporate sector on its head in the past ten years, laying waste to jobs in some areas while creating whole new industr...
James Riley
October 21, 2014
The Australian Government plan to sell a 12-month “pathway to permanent residency” to business migrants for $15 million seems to be a policy at odds with itsel...
James Riley
October 22, 2013
The 800 pound gorilla of the Australian technology sector – Telstra – has gently lifted the covers from its shiny new startup accelerator program, tiptoeing care...
James Riley
October 21, 2013
Labor leader Bill Shorten has produced a mixed bag of the old and the new in his shadow cabinet; some good, some less than good. In the many and various portf...
James Riley
July 12, 2013
Everyone has an opinion about Mike Quigley’s performance as the founding CEO of the NBN Company. No-one seems shy about sharing their view. So here’s my two-bits...
James Riley
July 1, 2013
Anthony Albanese is one of this parliament’s best performers, always on the front-foot and always scrapping. The new Prime Minister’s decision to give him Commun...

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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