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Procurement

James Riley
July 17, 2019
The whole of government sourcing arrangement signed between the Digital Transformation Agency and the global cloud giant Amazon Web Services raises serious que...

Policy

Denham Sadler
November 14, 2018
The admission that Foodora riders are “most likely workers” would act as a “lightning rod” for regulation of the gig economy around the...

TelcoLand

David McClure
July 24, 2018
Chinese telecommunications company Huawei can afford to take a “long view of history” according to the company’s US chief security officer. ...

StartupLand

Denham Sadler
July 1, 2017
When 500 Startups founder Dave McClure visited Melbourne last month as a guest of the Victorian government he had already been stood down from the “day-t...

Trade

Michael Sainsbury
December 19, 2016
When Ben Hamilton moved to Singapore from Melbourne in 2009 to explore the Southeast Asian market for education software services, he didn’t realize that...

High-Growth Focus

Graeme Philipson
September 30, 2016
Melbourne based Yellowfin has become one of the Australian software industry’s great success stories. Its business intelligence products now have over a millio...

Disruption

Stuart Kennedy
September 27, 2016
Down in the small business trenches these days the word is not so much ‘eat or be eaten’ as ‘disrupt or be disrupted’. Buzz phrase niceties aside, the effec...

Blockchain

Chris Baxter
September 27, 2016
What’s the big story in software patent applications in 2016? Does it by any chance involve a tamper-proof, virtual decentralised verification ledger? In other...

High Growth Focus

Graeme Philipson
May 25, 2016
Amaysim was launched in 2010 as an Australian MVNO (mobile virtual network operator). Like all MVNOs, it does not have its own network, but resells capacity fr...

High Growth Focus

Beverley Head
April 12, 2016
Plot the share price for digital property business REA Group and it’s a little like the Himalayas – ups and downs, but the general trend is ever higher. So wha...

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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