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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...

Policy

Denham Sadler
October 3, 2018
The government will need to contribute significantly more resources to the nascent Australian space sector if it wants to get even close to achieving its goal ...

Space

James Riley
September 25, 2018
Strap yourselves in Australia, we’re going to the moon. The CSIRO has launched a space industry roadmap for nation that urges the industry in Australia t...

StartupLand

Andrew Colley
September 25, 2018
When an estimated 4,000 delegates gather in Sydney next month for the nation’s largest conference devoted to the startup entrepreneur sector, they might ...

Trade

James Riley
September 18, 2018
The CSIRO’s data research group Data61 has taken a stab at quantifying the economy-wide opportunity for Australia presented by digital innovation and has...

Politics

James Riley
August 23, 2018
That the federal government  banned Huawei from participating in the 5G network roll-out in Australia was hardly unexpected. It makes official what had bee...

Policy

James Riley
January 15, 2019
The federal government’s Australian Cyber Security Centre has quietly shuttered the 2019 iteration of its annual conference leaving the security sector s...

Policy

Denham Sadler
January 15, 2019
There were more than 40 breaches involving My Health Record data in a year, the agency behind the program has revealed in its annual report. But experts fear t...

Research

Aimee Chanthadavong
January 15, 2019
More than $40 million worth of grants were delivered to 19 projects as part of the sixth round of the federal government’s Cooperative Research Centres P...

Encryption

Denham Sadler
January 15, 2019
The recently-passed encryption bill had the potential to “harm the economic viability and growth of Australia’s cybersecurity sector” if a se...

Open Banking

Denham Sadler
January 15, 2019
The much-anticipated launch of open banking in Australia has been quietly delayed by the federal government by eight months. On the last Friday before Chris...

Holidays

James Riley
December 19, 2018
Naughty or nice, people? If you haven’t asked yourself that question already, you have maybe left your run a little late. We are about to enter the land ...

Year in Review

Aimee Chanthadavong
December 19, 2018
Following InnovationAus.com’ s recap of the first six months of the year , it’s clear that 2018 started with a bang. It’s now time to look ...

Policy

James Riley
December 19, 2018
It has taken three ministers and 18 months of work to get it done, but the federal government has quietly released its much anticipated digital economy strateg...

Science

Seamus Byrne
December 19, 2018
It started so well. A quantum computing professor, Michelle Simmons, was named Australian of the Year and for a moment 2018 looked like it would be a bright an...

MYEFO

James Riley
December 18, 2018
The Australian science and technology sector has been left “perplexed and disappointed” by the federal government’s “ram raid” cu...

Year in Review

Aimee Chanthadavong
December 17, 2018
With another year almost over, InnovationAus.com has put together a two-part recap of the key highlights of an extraordinary 2018. For this first part, we...

Survey

Corrie McLeod
December 17, 2018
As the clock runs down on 2018, InnovationAus.com is taking the pulse of our readership through a short survey to make sure we are on the right track and t...

MYEFO

Denham Sadler
December 17, 2018
A new $13 million global talent scheme program has been unveiled by the federal government, providing fast-tracked visas to STEM-focused companies, following t...

Year in Review

Paul Budde
December 17, 2018
This is a good time of the year to reflect on our industry and its place in today’s society – not so much in respect of all of the important issues...

Policy

Denham Sadler
December 17, 2018
The federal opposition has pledged to “preserve” the research and development tax incentive after accusing the government of “wrecking”...

Policy

James Riley
December 17, 2018
Labor's National Conference has formally adopted into its platform a significantly boosted policy profile for artificial intelligence, committing a future Shor...

ACCC

Denham Sadler
December 17, 2018
The competition watchdog’s proposed changes to Australian merger and acquisition laws could damage local tech companies and their ability to reach an exi...
Aimee Chanthadavong
December 14, 2018
Queensland’s Digital Technology Minister Mick de Brenni has lashed out at Federal Digital Transformation Minister Michael Kennan for using the Australian...

Policy

James Riley
December 13, 2018
Fresh from its monstering three months ago at the hands of the banking Royal Commission, the local insurance giant IAG has turned up as the primary sponsor of ...

Dataconomy 2018

Seamus Byrne
December 13, 2018
Risks of re-identification are very real, so we must approach the sharing of anonymised data carefully. But with tremendous benefits on offer it is worth the e...
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