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SIV

Joan Westenberg
June 24, 2019
The total inward investment flows from Australia’s Significant Investor Visa program since it was launched in 2012 has now topped $10 billion, according ...

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 ...

Policy

Michelle Rowland
July 10, 2019
It has been said the 1800s were the Golden Age of scams. This is when the term "con man" rose to prominence, and according to the New York Times , it also hap...

Innovation

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 9, 2019
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has selected Adelaide’s innovation precinct, Lot Fourteen, as the fourth global location for its prestigious ...

Skills

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 9, 2019
More than a year after the 457 visa program was scrapped by the federal government, a new research paper from the department of industry shows firms that used ...

Industry policy

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 9, 2019
The Department of Industry's Office of the Chief Economist has released a series of reports on the government industry support programs, delivering a largely f...

Encryption

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 9, 2019
Following months of industry backlash, the Department of Home Affairs has acknowledged the perception of Australia’s anti-encryption laws has had “...

Encryption

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 9, 2019
There is a broad consensus across Australia’s tech industry that the country’s encryption laws have hurt the sector’s ability to export and i...

Broadband

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 3, 2019
The Queensland government, together with Powerlink Queensland and Energy Queensland, have jointly launched FibreCo Queensland to provide internet connectivity ...

Policy

James Riley
July 3, 2019
The CSIRO’s specialist business unit Data61 celebrated its third birthday this week. It is worth noting the milestone. The organisation is structurally v...

Government

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 3, 2019
The New South Wales government’s tech SME and startup program Pitch to Pilot has prompted some strangely mixed reviews. None of the companies interviewed...

Media

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 3, 2019
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) handed the long-awaited final report from its Digital Platforms Inquiry to the federal government ove...

Business

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 3, 2019
The NSW Innovation and Productivity Council (IPC) released a first-time report on the economic impact that different businesses sizes have when measured agains...

Cybersecurity

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 3, 2019
Australian cybersecurity startups Cydarm and SecureStack have been named as finalists of the RSA Conference (RSAC) Asia Pacific and Japan Launch Pad. The co...

Procurement

James Riley
June 28, 2019
The Australian Government rolled out a red carpet this week for hyper-scale cloud platform provider Amazon Web Services, helpfully launching a standardised who...

Defence

Joan Westenberg
June 27, 2019
Freshly-minted Defence Industry minister Melissa Price has recommitted government to maximising opportunities for local SMEs in Defence procurement, and to foc...

StartupLand

Joan Westenberg
June 27, 2019
South Australia will pay the Sydney-headquartered FinTech incubator and co-working space Stone and Chalk nearly $8 million over three years to manage a space i...

Space

Joan Westenberg
June 27, 2019
The Queensland government has ramped up efforts to snag a bigger slice of Australia’s nascent space sector, committing to the development of a Queensland...

Policy

Joan Westenberg
June 25, 2019
The Queensland government’s red carpet roll-out for game developers, designers, production companies and other creative startups has gathered momentum wi...

Broadband

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 25, 2019
Huawei Australia chief technology officer David Soldani has delivered a blistering assessment of Australia’s national broadband roll-out, hammering both ...

Policy

James Riley
June 25, 2019
The G20 leaders’ summit kicks off in Osaka later this week, with topics of innovation and the operation of the digital economy now central to the discuss...

AI

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 24, 2019
Standards Australia has called for national feedback on setting standards for the application of artificial intelligence technologies in Australia, as part of ...
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