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Millennials

AIMEE CHANTHADAVONG
June 18, 2018
A study has revealed that millennials are less entrepreneurial than other generations even though some the most successful people are part of that generation &...

Science

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 1, 2018
The NSW government has announced that robotics expert Hugh Durrant-Whyte will take over the role as NSW chief scientist and engineer from September 3. Mr Durr...

Policy

Andrew Colley
May 30, 2018
The Health department says  data from the federal MyHealth Record service could be made available for commercial medical research purposes, even while it r...

Gig Economy

Beverley Head
May 23, 2018
Forget the stereotype of the millennial choosing to work in the gig economy for the flexibility it offers – the chief economist for leading online job si...

Education

Beverley Head
May 1, 2018
A cloud-based student assessment tool to support teachers; a universal student identifier that tracks children through 13 years of school; and data-driven inno...

STEM

Aimee Chanthadavong
April 30, 2018
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Princeton, and Berkeley were just some of the top universities that the University of New South Wales (UN...

The Establishment

Beverley Head
April 3, 2018
For every dollar that a business invests in collaborative university research, it reaps $4.50. But the nation needs another 8,000 businesses to get on board if...
Aimee Chanthadavong
March 28, 2018
Australia’s first all-girl robotics team, Team 4802, also known as Unidentified Moving Machines (UMM) from western Sydney’s Blacktown Girls High Sc...

ASEAN

Aimee Chanthadavong
March 16, 2018
Malcolm Turnbull says Australia would continue to look to Singapore for smart city development ideas and inspirations. Speaking to media at the ASEAN-Austra...

Cyber

Stuart Kennedy
March 14, 2018
The new boss of the Australian Signals Directorate has come down hard on Federal agency chiefs who don’t put strong cyber risk management strategies in p...

Govt digital delivery

DENHAM SADLER
June 18, 2018
A senate report into the federal government's delivery of IT services will be handed down on Tuesday in the wake of another troubled tech project being shut do...

Driverless cars

AIMEE CHANTHADAVONG
June 18, 2018
The NSW government has announced it will set aside $10 million as part of the state budget, which will announced on Tuesday, to expand trials of driverless car...

Government

Denham Sadler
June 15, 2018
A $90 million government biometrics project run by NEC Australia has been scrapped following continual delays, an overblown budget and the prospects of an audi...

Biometrics

DENHAM SADLER
June 14, 2018
An investigation has been launched into the suspended biometrics project that NEC Australia was doing for the Australian Crime Intelligence Commission. The ...

CSIRO

AIMEE CHANTHADAVONG
June 14, 2018
‘C’ is for collaboration and commercialisation: two things Australia is miserably failing in, even though our science and research is top notch, ac...

Gig economy

DENHAM SADLER
June 14, 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal proceedings against food delivery giant Foodora in what will be a major test case for the under-fire gig economy in ...

Space

DENHAM SADLER
June 14, 2018
While the states are gearing up for the competition to host the newly-established space agency, support for the emerging space sector has provided a rare momen...

Space

James Riley
June 14, 2018
Australia is late to the party in relation to the space sector, according to the newly-appointed Australian Government space tsar Megan Clark, but we’ve ...

China influence

ANDREW COLLEY
June 14, 2018
The federal government’s decision to jointly fund a $200 million undersea cable linking the Solomon Islands and Australia that freezes out initial contra...

Space

DENHAM SADLER
June 14, 2018
Victoria has thrown its hat in the ring to host the Australian Space Agency, with the state government playing on its advanced manufacturing and science creden...

TelcoLand

Andrew Colley
June 14, 2018
The federal government’s decision to jointly fund a $200 million undersea cable linking the Solomon Islands and Australia – a move that has seen Ch...

Biometrics

DENHAM SADLER
June 12, 2018
The federal government’s digital verification plans are in disarray after the national crime intelligence commission’s troubled biometrics project ...

Quantum

STUART KENNEDY
June 12, 2018
Quantum computing is occupying the minds of many crack research teams both here and around the globe, but after a long and over-hyped gestation the technology ...

QLD

AIMEE CHANTHADAVONG
June 12, 2018
Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad’s first state budget since she was shuffled into the role at the end of last year has revealed the state government is r...

NBN

MARK GREGORY
June 8, 2018
In a submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the National Broadband Network inquiry into the NBN in regional and remote areas, the WA government has...

Science

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 8, 2018
Innovation and Science Australia’s 2030 Report recently proposed a ‘National Mission’ on focused on genomic research that had the ultimate ai...

CyberSecurity

James Riley
June 7, 2018
The Australian Signals Directorate is already taking heavy fire for a perception that Microsoft was not required to meet the same stringent security criteria...

Growth centres

Denham Sadler
June 6, 2018
The government is spending $450,000 on a new two-month communications campaign for its industry growth centres after a survey found there was a “low awar...

Digital rights

Denham Sadler
June 6, 2018
The Federal government’s assertions that its new encryption-cracking legislation won’t create a backdoor in encrypted communications is “ludi...

R&D

James Riley
June 6, 2018
Entrepreneurs and scientists share optimism as a common and defining trait and so it is quite likely that Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel –...
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