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Gig guide: Sims’ step up, Senate President out early

Australia’s competition czar has landed a top role with an international group of regulators where he will coordinate their approach to the digital economy and the government’s Senate president...

The information technology cost of closed borders

The federal government outsourced more than $5 million of technology work to manage its international travel exemptions for one year, including large IT contracts where only a single provider...

Govt to standardise university commercialisation contracts

The federal government intends to standardise intellectual property rights contracts between universities and businesses under a mandatory scheme for all federally funded research projects that engage in commercialisation. The...

5G and digital twins in the emerging age of trust

Up until recently when people talked about ‘digital twins’ and spatial services, it has been in reference to architectural drawings, building layouts and the construction industry. But this is...

Pawsey’s $48 million supercomputer ‘step change’

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Western Australia has unveiled the first stage of a $48 million public research supercomputer billed as the fastest in the Southern Hemisphere. Early adopter...

Design solution for the looming battery waste crisis

Brisbane battery casing design company Vaulta was founded in response to the looming environmental disaster of batteries from electric vehicles. Currently they mostly go to landfill, a massive waste...

The relationship between market power and innovation

Column: ACCC chief Rod Sims has kicked off a debate on merger law reform in Australia. How valid is the claim he mentioned by the International Monetary Fund that...

Counterpoint: Culture, structure and workplace diversity

Political reporter and Ms Represented creator Annabel Crabb will join business and public sector luminaries Lucy Turnbull, Wendy McCarthy and Amy Brown on Thursday September 23 for a special...