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Politics

David Havyatt
January 16, 2019
Kevin Rudd’s The PM Years is an interesting exercise in revisionism that has fuelled great interest in his assertion that Murdoch attacked the NBN fo...

TelcoLand

Denham Sadler
November 5, 2018
Australia’s competition watchdog has a clear message to the NBN for its upcoming battle against 5G: You’re on your own. In a speech to the RadCo...

TelcoLand

Denham Sadler
October 17, 2018
The telecommunications industry has “turned a corner” with complaints dropping in recent months as a result of new regulations and a renewed focus ...

Policy

Denham Sadler
September 12, 2018
The federal government’s controversial anti-encryption bill gives “extraordinary powers of unprecedented scope” and may serve to “under...

Policy

Mark Gregory
August 27, 2018
The Australian government has announced an effective ban on Chinese telecommunications vendors from participating in the 5G rollout. The outcome of this decisi...

Politics

James Riley
August 23, 2018
That the federal government  banned Huawei from participating in the 5G network roll-out in Australia was hardly unexpected. It makes official what had bee...

Security

Denham Sadler
August 23, 2018
The federal government has banned Chinese tech companies Huawei and ZTE from participating in the Australian 5G network. Acting Home Affairs Minister Scott ...

Cyber

Denham Sadler
August 22, 2018
Urgent action beyond just buying new equipment is needed to shore up the cybersecurity of Australia’s electoral system, the Opposition’s cyber spok...

Policy

Denham Sadler
August 15, 2018
The controversial government plan to force tech companies to help law enforcement access the encrypted messages of customers is a “huge overreach” ...

Policy

Michael Sainsbury
August 13, 2018
The vocal 'anti-China' forces in Australia that the federal government is now attempting to counter – somewhat awkwardly – continue to view the techn...

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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