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5G networks

Michael Sainsbury
May 17, 2019
Less than two months ago Australia was perched alone, like a shag on a rock, in its hard line banning of Huawei from the network build. It was not supposed to ...

Science

James Riley
May 16, 2019
Escalating economic and geopolitical competition between the US and China has sharpened this past week, manifested in a raft and new trade tariffs and increasi...

China

James Riley
May 14, 2019
As China's economic power grows, its cultural power will also grow, together with a desire to project that cultural power, according to long-time China watcher...

Comment

Hilary McGeachy
May 2, 2019
It’s difficult to get beyond the headlines about the race between the United States and China to set 5G standards, and competition over the future global...

Cyber

James Riley
January 23, 2019
We are living in extraordinary times. The fact that Huawei Technologies’ founder Ren Zhengfei is suddenly hosting two-hour press conferences with interna...

Trade

Aimee Chanthadavong
November 29, 2018
Organisers of the world’s largest annual technology conference may have cancelled CeBIT Hannover for 2019 as part of an event portfolio restructure, but ...

Event

James Riley
November 14, 2018
Austrade chief executive Stephanie Fahey, NSW Finance Minister Victor Dominello and open banking review author Scott Farrell are among the headline speakers at...

StartupLand

Aimee Chanthadavong
November 13, 2018
When an industry such as compliance software has been around for decades and it’s suddenly been given a new name such as RegTech, it must mean something ...

StartupLand

Denham Sadler
October 17, 2018
Australia is “losing a race we should be winning” on AgTech, with local investment in the sector “dramatically behind” the rest of the ...

Trade

Denham Sadler
October 17, 2018
Politicians, regulators and industry heavyweights from across south-east Asia converged on Sydney this week to foster digital trade in the region. The Digit...

StartupLand

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 27, 2019
Jobs for NSW has announced its first Regional Pitchfest since the formerly independent agency was restructured last month following the re-election of the Bere...

Morrison Cabinet

James Riley
May 26, 2019
In naming his second ministry on Sunday, Scott Morrison unveiled dramatic changes to the federal service delivery structures, as well as a new communications m...

Election 2019

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 24, 2019
Veteran Labor industry spokesman Kim Carr has announced he will not renominate to be part of the next Labor shadow ministry. “I have spoken to Anthony...

Digital

Paul Shetler
May 24, 2019
The newly-elected Coalition government has a tremendous opportunity to make a few serious and fundamental changes to the Commonwealth’s structures, proce...

Blue Sky

Denham Sadler
May 23, 2019
The South Australian government is seeking “urgent advice” on its $50 million Venture Capital Fund run by Blue Sky Alternative Investments after th...

Education

Seamus Byrne
May 23, 2019
Newly-appointed NSW Skills and Tertiary Education minister Dr Geoff Lee has told an IBM conference in Sydney on Wednesday that the state will expand the lauded...

Policy

Seamus Byrne
May 23, 2019
Both Science & Technology Australia and the Australian Academy of Science have released statements on the re-election of the Coalition government, welcomin...

Manufacturing

Denham Sadler
May 22, 2019
The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre has launched a new educational platform aiming to help local manufacturers keep pace with digital change and build res...

TelcoLand

Mark Gregory
May 22, 2019
If there is anything to be learned from the last election campaign it is that politicians still do not understand technology and the impact it has on the natio...

Policy

Denham Sadler
May 22, 2019
The federal government’s new child support IT system is “not able to meet the needs of the business” and has led to increased workloads for p...

Energy

Don Scott-Kemmis
May 21, 2019
Australia has developed a reasonably strong research system but a weak innovation system  – and as there has not been a good diagnosis of the problem...

Digital

James Riley
May 21, 2019
What will Prime Minister Scott Morrison do with the Digital Transformation Agency, the forgotten child of the Commonwealth? The DTA has been many things to man...

Encryption bill

Denham Sadler
May 20, 2019
Planned amendments to the government’s highly controversial encryption legislation are likely dead in the water following the weekend’s shock elect...

Cybersecurity

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 20, 2019
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has expanded the state’s digital service delivery agenda with the establishment of a Cyber Security NSW office...

Election 2019

Denham Sadler
May 20, 2019
The newly-elected Coalition government has been urged to include technology and digital skills in its broader economic vision after a “miracle” win...

Election 2019

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 20, 2019
Australia’s former ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma said he is “humbled” by his election win in the federal seat of Wentworth, after current ...

Election 2019

James Riley
May 20, 2019
Karen Andrews was the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology in the previous Morrison Government and does not want to tempt fate by speculating on whether...

Election 2019

Denham Sadler
May 20, 2019
Scott Morrison hailed the Coalition’s shock election win as a “miracle”, on a disastrous night for the Labor Party. Despite every poll and...

5G networks

Michael Sainsbury
May 17, 2019
Less than two months ago Australia was perched alone, like a shag on a rock, in its hard line banning of Huawei from the network build. It was not supposed to ...

Election 2019

Denham Sadler
May 16, 2019
While technology and innovation -focused policies have not been nearly as front and centre during this election campaign as they were in 2016, there have still ...
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