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Cathy Foley on Australia’s next stage in quantum research

Creating a commercial landscape that will build investor confidence will be a key focus of Australia’s National Quantum Strategy, according to its architect, Australia’s chief scientist and renowned physicist,...

DTA’s tech procurement to be scrutinised by audit office

The Digital Transformation Agency’s procurement of ICT services will be scrutinised as part of a new investigation by the national audit office. The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has...

Finalist: Gilmour Space Tech, rockets made in Australia

Situated 25 kilometres north of Bowen in North Queensland is Abbot Point. Known for its port, Abbot Point will soon become better known for something else, a rocket launch...

CSIRO looks to ‘reimagine intelligence’ with $12m program

Australian researchers will aim to “reimagine intelligence” and transform how humans and robots work together as part of a $12 million CSIRO project. CSIRO launched the Collaborative Intelligence (CINTEL)...

Space Agency unveils earth observation roadmap

The Australian Space Agency has released its Earth Observation (EO) from Space roadmap, as part of its broader Advancing Space program of activities. Earth Observation is used to measure...

Labor calls for more govt space sector support

Deputy leader of the Opposition Richard Marles has called for the government to provide more support to Australia’s burgeoning space sector, but stopped short of committing Labor to a...

‘Fertile ground’ for Australian innovation post-pandemic

The pandemic and the emergence of new technologies has created “fertile ground” for Australian companies to innovate, according to Verizon Asia-Pacific vice-president Rob Le Busque. There is a growing...

Contractors have ‘hollowed out’ APS tech skills

A year-long review of the Australian Public Service has slammed the growing externalisation of ICT projects and skills, warning contractors are now being relied on for “core, ongoing work”...

Pezzullo beats drums of a new star wars

Home Affairs secretary Michael Pezzullo has no hope that humanity can “reset itself” in space, warning the new frontier will be contested and open to “tyranny”. In an address...

Countdown begins for InnovationAus 2021 Awards

Anticipation is growing ahead of the inaugural InnovationAus Awards for Excellence, to be unveiled on the evening of December 1. The Awards celebrate inventiveness and imagination from across the...

Microsoft added to govt data sovereignty scheme

Microsoft has been quietly added to the federal government’s list of certified cloud providers more than a month after its rivals, giving it clearance to process sensitive and whole-of-government...