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Digital

James Riley
October 17, 2019
On a big day of movements at the digital transformation end of the public sector in Australia, NSW Customer Service secretary Glenn King has left the public se...

TOLA

Denham Sadler
October 17, 2019
A major review into the government’s controversial new encryption powers has been pushed back by nearly six months after the independent security monitor...

Precincts

James Riley
October 17, 2019
The NSW Government is seeking  feedback on its proposed 24-hectare Central Precinct development, and for the first time has made public its rezoning and de...

Science

James Riley
October 17, 2019
A team from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research has taken the top innovation gong at the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science for its ...

Intellectual Property

Denham Sadler
October 16, 2019
The government’s controversial plan to abolish innovation patents has been approved by Parliament, in a move branded “very disappointing” and...

Skilled migration

Denham Sadler
October 16, 2019
The federal government’s controversial plan to privatise parts of the visa processing system would lead to greater data security risks and could adversel...

Public Security

Denham Sadler
October 14, 2019
A public hearing into the federal government’s highly controversial facial recognition database plans has been cancelled at the last minute. The Parli...

Cybersecurity

Denham Sadler
October 14, 2019
The Australian government has a “right to call out” China on cybersecurity attacks and intellectual property theft, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dut...

Creative industries

Jay Grant
October 14, 2019
There has been a tectonic shift in the $200 billion global film industry and it is not being talked about. Digitisation has created three waves of transform...

Cyber Policy

Denham Sadler
October 11, 2019
The federal government must reinstate the position of Minister for Cybersecurity as part of the updated 2020 national Cyber Security Strategy, the Opposition a...

Intellectual Property

Denham Sadler
October 16, 2019
The government’s controversial plan to abolish innovation patents has been approved by Parliament, in a move branded “very disappointing” and...

Skilled migration

Denham Sadler
October 16, 2019
The federal government’s controversial plan to privatise parts of the visa processing system would lead to greater data security risks and could adversel...

Public Security

Denham Sadler
October 14, 2019
A public hearing into the federal government’s highly controversial facial recognition database plans has been cancelled at the last minute. The Parli...

Cybersecurity

Denham Sadler
October 14, 2019
The Australian government has a “right to call out” China on cybersecurity attacks and intellectual property theft, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dut...

Creative industries

Jay Grant
October 14, 2019
There has been a tectonic shift in the $200 billion global film industry and it is not being talked about. Digitisation has created three waves of transform...
James Riley
October 14, 2019
Proposed changes to the governance structure at the Australian Computer Society are headed for a rough ride as senior members launch a campaign against the cor...

Cyber Policy

Denham Sadler
October 11, 2019
The federal government must reinstate the position of Minister for Cybersecurity as part of the updated 2020 national Cyber Security Strategy, the Opposition a...

Data Policy

Denham Sadler
October 11, 2019
Australia’s recently passed encryption laws may undermine the federal government’s hopes of securing a data-sharing deal with the United States, a ...

Startups

James Riley
October 10, 2019
Four years after it was unveiled as part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda, the CSIRO is preparing to shutter its $20 million entrepreneur-focused ...

Encryption

Denham Sadler
October 9, 2019
The Australian government has ramped up its fight against the big global tech companies and the various encryption services the offer as part of a push to pres...

Data Policy

James Riley
October 9, 2019
The federal government has begun negotiating a new data-sharing agreement with the US,  amid concerns about whether the recently passed encryption laws wi...

Research

Denham Sadler
October 9, 2019
The government-imposed staffing cap at its primary science agency has put innovation “under threat”, according to the Opposition. The Coalition&...

TelcoLand

October 9, 2019
The government has no idea how to move the NBN forward if the Communication Minister Paul Fletcher’s speech at the CEDA conference last month is any indi...

Cybersecurity

Denham Sadler
October 8, 2019
A prominent US national security whistleblower who had his speech at a government-sponsored cybersecurity conference in Melbourne cancelled – along with ...

Digital Platforms

Denham Sadler
October 4, 2019
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has called on government to expand its remit to include complaints about Facebook and Google so it can provide &ldquo...

Research

James Riley
October 4, 2019
Australia’s home-grown technology sector is half the size of our global peers as a percentage of gross domestic product, four times smaller than the US (...

Outsourcing

Denham Sadler
October 3, 2019
Outsourcing public sector work and calling in the contractors is often a “timely, cost-effective” option made necessary by the staffing cap and a l...

Research

Denham Sadler
October 3, 2019
The federal government’s arbitrary cap on public sector employee numbers is “severely undermining” its science and innovation efforts, accord...

Industry policy

Denham Sadler
October 2, 2019
The federal government is preparing to hand out $182 million to potential partners to help deliver and promote its Entrepreneurs’ Programme after a signi...

Cybersecurity

Denham Sadler
October 1, 2019
A number of Victorian hospitals have been hit by a “serious cyber incident”, with patient records and information still inaccessible and entire sys...
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