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Identity

Denham Sadler
November 15, 2019
The Digital Transformation Agency’s plan to use its digital identity for age verification in accessing porn is an “own goal” that “hurt...

Research

Denham Sadler
November 15, 2019
Government should provide more support for industry-led research rather than just focusing on university grants and incentives, according to the winner of the ...

StartCon

James Riley
November 15, 2019
In 1986, then Treasurer Paul Keating said that Australia risked becoming a third-rate economy – a ‘banana republic’ – if it allowed the...

Research

Denham Sadler
November 14, 2019
The implementation of the government’s staffing cap at Australia’s national science agency will be tested as part of a Fair Work Commission challen...

Data Policy

Denham Sadler
November 13, 2019
The federal government’s proposed Medicare data-matching scheme is too broad and would bring with it a range of privacy risks, according to the NSW Counc...

Identity

Michael Steinmann
November 13, 2019
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) recently confirmed the first version of a framework for a new federated identity credential known as ‘TrustID&rsquo...

Trade

Denham Sadler
November 13, 2019
The World Trade Organisation must player a stronger role on issues of e-commerce and the digital economy, with Australia facing “significant challenges&r...

StartupLand

James Riley
November 12, 2019
Australia’s tech accelerator focused entirely on women entrepreneurs SheStarts will almost certainly be wound-up once its third cohort complete their pit...

AI ethics

Denham Sadler
November 11, 2019
The government should focus on enforcing existing laws and strengthening regulations to govern the use of artificial intelligence, rather than its “fluff...

Identity

Denham Sadler
November 11, 2019
Two-thirds of Australlians won’t use the federal government’s digital identity unless there is a significant public awareness campaign, and more ne...

Visa Processing

Denham Sadler
November 11, 2019
The federal government had “utterly failed” to justify its decision to outsource the visa tech processing system, a project which has cost $80 mill...

Policy

Denham Sadler
November 8, 2019
The government’s proposed Medicare data-sharing scheme will put the privacy of all Australians at “serious risk”, a data privacy expert has s...

TelcoLand

Denham Sadler
November 8, 2019
A new report highlighting the importance of the telecommunications industry to the Australian economy should act as a reminder to the federal government when d...

Policy

Denham Sadler
November 8, 2019
The federal government’s unveiling of artificial intelligence ethical guidelines for Australian business is a PR exercise that won’t change the act...

Identity

Denham Sadler
November 6, 2019
More than half a million people registered for a digital driver licence in New South Wales in the initiative’s first week, with the state government now ...

Data Policy

James Riley
November 6, 2019
Australia’s data standards chief Andrew Stevens has named a 14-member committee to deal with building the Consumer Data Right regime within the energy se...

Funding

Denham Sadler
November 5, 2019
The federal government has launched a whirlwind five-day consultation period for its $100 million cash injection into its business growth fund, which would pro...

Skills

Denham Sadler
November 5, 2019
The launch of a new fast-tracked visa marks a new era for skilled migration, with the federal government actively seeking tech talent from around the world to ...

Policy

James Riley
November 5, 2019
Entrepreneur Mark Blum co-founded his property tech startup Cognian Technologies in mid-2016, raising a friends and family investment round to fund a working p...

TelcoLand

Mark Gregory
November 1, 2019
Labor must make the NBN an election priority and in doing so position itself as the champion of consumers desperate for a better online experience, and as buil...

Startups

James Riley
October 30, 2019
It’s not just the political junkies who are hanging out for Malcolm Turnbull’s autobiography A Bigger Picture to land in bookshops next year. Inn...
Denham Sadler
October 30, 2019
Australian governments should abandon plans for a nationwide facial recognition system and other controversial tech expansions until there is a charter of huma...

Encryption

Denham Sadler
October 30, 2019
A public forum to discuss the government’s controversial encryption powers has been delayed for a second time as the independent security monitor calls f...

Skills

Denham Sadler
October 30, 2019
Labor leader Anthony Albanese has promised a focus on new technologies and the future of work, as the Opposition looks towards the next election. In his fir...