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James Riley
September 22, 2015
In this exclusive interview, freshly-minted Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy told InnovationAus.com that he will host a weekend 'government hackatho...
Michael Sainsbury
September 22, 2015
Australia’s former Ambassador to China Geoff Raby is now chairman of Australian technology firm Smartrans Ltd amongst a raft of other, mainly China related, bo...
David Havyatt
September 22, 2015
InnovationAus.com foreshadowed two candidates for the Communications portfolio ; and one of them was successful. Senator Fifield comes with the background ...
James Riley
September 19, 2015
Our new Prime Minister is being publicly attacked by sections of the technology sector for postponing a trade delegation to Silicon Valley that was due to star...
Elaine McFadden
September 17, 2015
A once burgeoning sector, the video games development industry has suffered harsh decline in recent years with international competitors poaching talent, while...
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...
Paul Cheever
September 15, 2015
I started this week to write a note about conducting corporate innovation programs when I was once again distracted by Mike Baird, in this case, announcing his...
James Riley
September 15, 2015
If you watched the stylishly gargantuan Apple product launch in San Francisco last week, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Australian game developmen...
Michael Sainsbury
September 15, 2015
On the afternoon of September 14, when Malcolm Turnbull made his successful pitch to replace Tony Abbott as Prime Minister, he chose to use Labor’s opposition ...
Graeme Philipson
September 10, 2015
We have been warned for years that cloud computing means business data is not secure. We have also been warned, by Ed Snowden and others, that the long arms of...

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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