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Data Policy

James Riley
October 18, 2018
The ACCC has sharpened its focus on competition issues within the fast-emerging data economy and underscored a greater willingness to investigate inside the bl...

Skills

Denham Sadler
October 17, 2018
The first visa has been issued under the government’s new Global Talent Scheme, a quarter of the way into the 12-month pilot program. Queensland-based...

StartupLand

Denham Sadler
October 17, 2018
Australia is “losing a race we should be winning” on AgTech, with local investment in the sector “dramatically behind” the rest of the ...

Trade

Denham Sadler
October 17, 2018
Politicians, regulators and industry heavyweights from across south-east Asia converged on Sydney this week to foster digital trade in the region. The Digit...

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 ...

Letter

From Aidan Tudehope
October 17, 2018
It is unfortunate Federal Government processes for certifying and classifying outsourced cloud services for use by Government has become a matter of controvers...

Policy

Aimee Chanthadavong
October 17, 2018
The Labor opposition in NSW says that while the Berejiklian government’s digital strategy had gained some good momentum, there was still plenty that coul...

Cyber Security

Stuart Kennedy
October 16, 2018
The government document that rides herd over Federal agency cyber security has been on a wild ride this year. The normally staid process of updating what is...

Cyber Security

James Riley
October 16, 2018
Amazon Web Services will not build dedicated facilities in Canberra to host sensitive government data, and is instead seeking Australian Signals Directorate si...

Federation Square

Denham Sadler
October 15, 2018
The Victorian government kept plans for a flagship Apple store at Federation Square secret from the public and Melbourne Council to protect the tech giant&rsqu...

CyberSecurity

Denham Sadler
October 15, 2018
The federal opposition has urged for caution and proper consultation over the government’s contentious encryption bill. This led Home Affairs Minister...

Education

Aimee Chanthadavong
October 15, 2018
The University of NSW and Western Sydney University have partnered to build an engineering innovation hub in the heart of Parramatta in Sydney’s west to ...

Encryption

Denham Sadler
October 12, 2018
The federal government’s new encryption-busting legislation is needed to avoid the use of expensive third-party vendor products to get the job done, the ...

Policy

Denham Sadler
October 10, 2018
The internet is at a “turning point” and further regulation could be needed to keep tech giants in line, communications minister Mitch Fifield has ...

StartupLand

James Riley
October 10, 2018
The industry’s thinking behind the development of the Central to Eveleigh Technology and Innovation Precinct is taking shape ahead on an expected formal ...

Cyber Policy

James Riley
October 9, 2018
There is an underlying thread in the global media coverage of the cyber security sector that we are all in constant peril, lurching from one crisis to another,...

Skills

Denham Sadler
October 9, 2018
The federal government’s flagship innovation visa has been “effectively halted” due to the recent political turmoil in Canberra, with no visa...

Policy

Denham Sadler
October 9, 2018
The Victorian government is considering directly funding female founders and entrepreneurs, as a new investor education service is launched in the state. Sp...

Skills

Aimee Chanthadavong
October 9, 2018
Nokia and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have partnered to launch a Nokia 5G Skills Accelerator training facility at the UTS Botany Tech Lab and Ult...

Welfare

Aimee Chanthadavong
October 9, 2018
Data61 and Commonwealth Bank  (CBA) are on a research path to better understand the opportunities and constraints of a new kind of payment system known as ...

Policy

Denham Sadler
October 8, 2018
The federal government’s proposed encryption laws could lead to a “national tragedy” for Australia’s $3 billion information technology ...

State Election

Denham Sadler
October 5, 2018
The Victorian Opposition has taken the wraps off its first innovation-focused policy in the lead-up to next month’s election, pledging $9 million in star...

Policy

James Riley
October 5, 2018
Global cloud service giant Amazon Web Services has broken cover on the industry’s collective fight against the federal government’s encryption bill...

Civic Nation

Aimee Chanthadavong
October 4, 2018
A big part building societal trust in new technology like artificial intelligence systems is to have quality designers creating it, according to Ellen Broad, h...