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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...

StartupLand

Denham Sadler
September 16, 2019
A senate committee has been formed to conduct a year-long inquiry into the Australian FinTech and RegTech industries as potential areas for further reform, wit...

Digital

Denham Sadler
September 12, 2019
Tech giants Google and Facebook have accused the Australian competition watchdog of going beyond its remit in its 18-month inquiry into digital platforms, and ...

Policy

Denham Sadler
September 11, 2019
The federal government needs to abandon its “sloppy and dangerous” facial recognition scheme that would impact the freedoms of all Australians, acc...

Digital ID

Denham Sadler
September 11, 2019
The Queensland government has retained the services of American multinational tech firm Unisys to deliver its digital drivers licence scheme, as the identity c...

Policy

Denham Sadler
September 11, 2019
The federal government’s $50 million advanced manufacturing fund for SMEs is now open for business, with grants of up to $1 million on offer for technolo...

Policy

James Riley
September 11, 2019
Australia’s tech sector – specifically its information and communication technology industry – is about half the size of its global peers as ...

Startups

James Riley
September 11, 2019
Sydney-based quantum computing startup Q-CTRL has completed a $22 million Series A funding round (US$15 million) led by Australia’s largest venture firm ...

Intellectual Property

Denham Sadler
September 9, 2019
The federal government’s plan to abolish the innovation patent system shows a “disturbing lack of understanding” of the business world and ma...

Data Policy

Denham Sadler
September 9, 2019
The federal government has earmarked $15 million to create a national disability dataset, on the back of plans to introduce a consent-free public sector data s...

Cybersecurity

James Riley
September 9, 2019
The government’s discussion paper seeking community views ahead of a landmark 2020 National Cyber Security Strategy paints a picture of a dramaticall...

Manufacturing

Mark Burgess
September 9, 2019
I am a Brit, married to an Australian. I moved to Australia nearly five years ago, having lived and worked in the UK, the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia....

Cyber Safety

Denham Sadler
September 9, 2019
The federal government’s new site-blocking powers have been put into use, with internet service providers ordered to restrict access to eight websites ho...

Robodebt

James Riley
September 7, 2019
Centrelink has wiped clean the debt at the centre of a second Federal Court case challenging the controversial Robodebt data matching and debt recovery program...

Policy

James Riley
September 5, 2019
The fragmented voices of tech sector industry associations must get better at coordinating their engagement with government if they want to get their messages ...

Policy

Denham Sadler
September 5, 2019
The federal government has launched a major review into the skilled migration occupations list, with hopes that new tech job categories will be included in the...

Policy

Denham Sadler
September 5, 2019
The Australian venture capital industry is reaching new stages of maturity and would continue to grow with or without government support, according to Innovati...

Data Policy

Rosie Williams
September 4, 2019
If you have never heard of the proposed Data Sharing and Release Act you are not alone. The new legislation, which will over-ride the Privacy Act (where...

Policy

Dan Grant
September 4, 2019
We’ve been served up a slew of new metrics in recent weeks about Australia’s performance on research and innovation relative to the rest of the wor...

Policy

Denham Sadler
September 4, 2019
Australian industry needs more from the research sector and policy reform is needed to address the country’s “active decline” as a digital na...

Data

Denham Sadler
September 4, 2019
The federal government’s proposed mandatory public data sharing scheme will not require consent from citizens and its own data authority will not be able...
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