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RDTI still not fit for purpose: Atlassian

The research and development tax incentive is still not suitable for tech companies and a new targeted scheme should be established to replace it, according to Atlassian and the...

myGov vendor selection creates work delay

Work is yet to begin on the pivotal second stage of the federal government’s myGov redevelopment, with a private contractor yet to be selected for the project. The Digital...

Trumpian debate over social de-platforming

The suspension of US President Donald Trump from a number of social media platforms has kicked off a muddled political storm in Australia, with a parliamentary group set to...

Deloitte lands DTA cloud transition contracts

Five government departments and agencies have signed on to the Digital Transformation Agency’s cloud-transition program, with consulting giant Deloitte paid $600,000 for its brief work on the project. Led...

Summer Reading: Your guide to a relaxing break

Well, that was one crazy year. Full stop. We’ll definitely need to double up on the Ho, Ho, Ho’s this Christmas. As we move into the holiday season and...

Govt ‘dismissive’ of tech concerns on FIRB changes

The federal government was “dismissive” of concerns raised during consultations about the impact of reforms to Australia’s foreign investment laws on local tech companies, with these left unaddressed in...

Predictive policing: Handle with extreme care

The intersection of the law and technology has long provided a fountain of issues for society’s most fearsome and fascinating debates. This is especially the case right now through...

Lack of support for games sector is a tragedy

A complete lack of federal support for local games development is a “real tragedy” and Labor will bring policies focused on the sector to the next election, shadow assistant...

Policy re-set needed to boost manufacturing

Australia is weathering the devastating effects of COVID-19 relatively well, but it is clear that even with a potential vaccine on the horizon, we should be prepared for what...

Data consent rules part of Privacy Act review

There should be a significant overhaul of privacy laws to require the use of consent for data collection and move towards a privacy by default approach instead, the New...

The CDR: Why all eyes are on Australia

As a proud Aussie, even I will admit there aren’t too many occasions where we are seen as a leader. Great cricket and rugby teams sure, and some amazing...

Jane Hume promoted: digital economy minister

Victorian senator Jane Hume has been promoted to Minister for the Digital Economy within the Treasury portfolio as part of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s cabinet reshuffle. Surprisingly, the reshuffle...

Bridging the public private divide: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity threats are having a huge impact on all industries across the public and private sectors – with wide-ranging effects on company trust, the economy, and creating a host...

Media bargaining code is ‘still unworkable’

Google is still not happy with the federal government’s media bargaining code and has indicated it may not accept the final version if it remains unchanged. Legislation implementing a...