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‘Don’t stop’ at 2050 net zero: Andrew Liveris

Net zero emissions by 2050 is the minimum target Australia needs to improve its economy, according to Andrew Liveris, who has urged the federal government to commit to the...

Businesswoman Kathryn Fagg is the new CSIRO chair

Freshly-minted Science and Technology minister Melissa Price has appointed Kathryn Fagg – one of Australia’s most experienced company directors – as chair of the national science agency, the Commonwealth...

Deloitte’s slice of sovereignty scheme clouded in mystery

The agency administering Australia’s data sovereignty scheme won’t say when it became aware of a foreign company’s plan to acquire Canberra-based cloud provider Sliced Tech or whether the acquisition...

Australia’s déjà digital strategy misses the mark

The federal government released its Digital Economy Strategy 2030 in May this year, declaring a vision that Australia would be “a leading digital economy and society by 2030”. We’ve...

Privacy breach: 7-Eleven secretly scanned customer faces

7-Eleven violated its customers’ privacy by secretly collecting their facial images at 700 stores over the last year for demographic profiling and data verification, the regulator has determined after...

Global tech groups seek changes to Critical Infrastructure Bill

A group of international technology associations, including the Australian Information Industry Association, have written to Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews with concerns about government fast-tracking parts of the Critical...