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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...

Election 2019

Denham Sadler
May 13, 2019
Labor will fund a new health technology accelerator and medical simulation facilities in Melbourne’s south-east as part of a $15 million digital health e...

Election 2019

Denham Sadler
May 2, 2019
Voters should hold the major political parties to account on digital rights and remember the recent litany of tech failures when heading to the polls, Digital ...

AI

Denham Sadler
April 8, 2019
Australia is "behind the curve" on artificial intelligence and must tackle the surrounding ethical issues in order to fully capitalise on its "life-changing" i...

Transformation

Martin Stewart-Weeks & Simon Cooper
April 2, 2019
It's budget (and election) time again. The federal Government will doubtless announce some additional funding for digital transformation projects including f...

Policy

Aimee Chanthadavong
February 22, 2019
Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen has pledged that a future Shorten Labor government will prioritise tax relief for Australian businesses and invest in digital skil...

Education

Aimee Chanthadavong
February 18, 2019
Shadow minister for the digital economy Ed Husic has joined with Google Australia and the education charity Schools Plus to support the expansion of a STEM edu...

Education

Denham Sadler
January 23, 2019
The government needs to invest in and support an “enormous” skill shift to help Australians adapt to the future of work, a new Google-commissioned ...

Policy

Denham Sadler
January 22, 2019
An innovation centre that has been operating for more than 25 years has shut its doors for good as things get tough for small consultancies operating in the te...

StartupLand

Aimee Chanthadavong
October 30, 2018
The Queensland government has pledged seed funding for a new artificial intelligence hub being built to address the skills shortage in the tech sector. As p...

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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