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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...

AI ethics

Denham Sadler
November 11, 2019
The government should focus on enforcing existing laws and strengthening regulations to govern the use of artificial intelligence, rather than its “fluff...

Identity

Denham Sadler
November 11, 2019
Two-thirds of Australlians won’t use the federal government’s digital identity unless there is a significant public awareness campaign, and more ne...

Visa Processing

Denham Sadler
November 11, 2019
The federal government had “utterly failed” to justify its decision to outsource the visa tech processing system, a project which has cost $80 mill...

Policy

Denham Sadler
November 8, 2019
The government’s proposed Medicare data-sharing scheme will put the privacy of all Australians at “serious risk”, a data privacy expert has s...

TelcoLand

Denham Sadler
November 8, 2019
A new report highlighting the importance of the telecommunications industry to the Australian economy should act as a reminder to the federal government when d...

Policy

Denham Sadler
November 8, 2019
The federal government’s unveiling of artificial intelligence ethical guidelines for Australian business is a PR exercise that won’t change the act...

Identity

Denham Sadler
November 6, 2019
More than half a million people registered for a digital driver licence in New South Wales in the initiative’s first week, with the state government now ...

Data Policy

James Riley
November 6, 2019
Australia’s data standards chief Andrew Stevens has named a 14-member committee to deal with building the Consumer Data Right regime within the energy se...

Funding

Denham Sadler
November 5, 2019
The federal government has launched a whirlwind five-day consultation period for its $100 million cash injection into its business growth fund, which would pro...

Skills

Denham Sadler
November 5, 2019
The launch of a new fast-tracked visa marks a new era for skilled migration, with the federal government actively seeking tech talent from around the world to ...

Policy

James Riley
November 5, 2019
Entrepreneur Mark Blum co-founded his property tech startup Cognian Technologies in mid-2016, raising a friends and family investment round to fund a working p...

TelcoLand

Mark Gregory
November 1, 2019
Labor must make the NBN an election priority and in doing so position itself as the champion of consumers desperate for a better online experience, and as buil...

Startups

James Riley
October 30, 2019
It’s not just the political junkies who are hanging out for Malcolm Turnbull’s autobiography A Bigger Picture to land in bookshops next year. Inn...
Denham Sadler
October 30, 2019
Australian governments should abandon plans for a nationwide facial recognition system and other controversial tech expansions until there is a charter of huma...

Encryption

Denham Sadler
October 30, 2019
A public forum to discuss the government’s controversial encryption powers has been delayed for a second time as the independent security monitor calls f...

Skills

Denham Sadler
October 30, 2019
Labor leader Anthony Albanese has promised a focus on new technologies and the future of work, as the Opposition looks towards the next election. In his fir...

Data

Denham Sadler
October 29, 2019
The Australian competition watchdog is suing Google over the way the tech giant collects, keeps and uses the personal location data of its users. The Austra...

Policy

James Riley
October 29, 2019
The New South Wales government aims to sharpen its focus on the deep tech end of the research and development spectrum with the appointment of a senior advisor...
Denham Sadler
October 28, 2019
The new Services Australia department provides an opportunity to improve the digital delivery of government services, but it cannot just replicate its NSW coun...

Policy

Denham Sadler
October 28, 2019
The federal government has floated an idea to use its facial recognition technology to verify the age of Australians trying to access pornography online. In...
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