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All Tech Index debuts on the ASX

The local tech sector is booming and the launch on Friday of a new All Technology Index on the ASX would only increase global interest in the Australian tech...

Sydney Tech Precinct’s new space launch

The NSW government will fund a National Space Industry Hub as an anchor tenant in its multi-billion-dollar Sydney Innovation and Technology Precinct as part of the state’s new Space...

Cannon-Brookes’ off-grid power play

Atlassian billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes and his wife Annie are spending $12.5 million on a new venture to spearhead the super-fast roll-out of off-grid solar and battery combinations to help...

Tech investment target is ‘insulting’

The Coalition’s newfound focus on a technology investment target in lieu of an emissions target to address climate change is “insulting” and an attempt to find a “silver bullet”,...

Manufacturing has ‘fallen off the page’

Australia’s manufacturing sector is lagging the rest of the world and had “almost fallen off the page”, with a renewed focus on innovation needed to close the gap, UTS...

Collaboration the key to space tech

With this week marking the official opening of the Australian Space Agency Headquarters in Adelaide, Australia is on a fast track into new frontiers. The Space Agency is already...

‘Dubious data’ underpins $100m SME fund

The government is planning to inject $100 million of taxpayer money into a business growth fund in “complete blindness” using “dubious data”, according to Centre Alliance senator Rex Patrick....

Charlie Day’s next big thing

Innovation and Science Australia’s chief executive officer Charlie Day quietly left the organisation last Friday after three years’ commuting between Melbourne and Canberra. Dr Day took the helm of...

Is tech back on the political agenda?

It’s a pretty rare day in parliament these days when you hear consecutive, detailed speeches about innovation policy, but that’s what happened last week. Can innovation and the technology...

Vic govt forms innovation taskforce

The Victorian government has created a taskforce to guide the development of a new innovation agenda, with LaunchVic’s future to be revealed in the upcoming state budget. State Innovation...

Qld launches $8m space strategy

Queensland is set to become the “space coast” under the state government’s $8 million industry growth strategy that aims to create 6000 jobs. The strategy will see the state...

ACCC digs deeper into digital platforms

The competition watchdog’s new $27 million digital platforms unit has been put straight to work, with two inquiries launched into some of the biggest tech companies in the world....

Mimecast on Cyber Security, Privacy and Risk

The issues paper from the InnovationAus Cyber Security, Privacy and Risk Leaders roundtable – co-hosted with Mimecast – is now available for download, exploring key policy and technology concerns...

Finance GovERP makes a joke of reform

Remember a few years back when ICT procurement reform was all about breaking up big vendor contracts? Remember no contracts were to be valued at more than $100 million,...