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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...
Graeme Philipson
March 31, 2016
Brisbane-based Technology One is Australia’s biggest home-grown software company with close to $200 million in annual revenues and more than a thousand employe...

StartupLand

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 27, 2019
Jobs for NSW has announced its first Regional Pitchfest since the formerly independent agency was restructured last month following the re-election of the Bere...

Morrison Cabinet

James Riley
May 26, 2019
In naming his second ministry on Sunday, Scott Morrison unveiled dramatic changes to the federal service delivery structures, as well as a new communications m...

Election 2019

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 24, 2019
Veteran Labor industry spokesman Kim Carr has announced he will not renominate to be part of the next Labor shadow ministry. “I have spoken to Anthony...

Digital

Paul Shetler
May 24, 2019
The newly-elected Coalition government has a tremendous opportunity to make a few serious and fundamental changes to the Commonwealth’s structures, proce...

Blue Sky

Denham Sadler
May 23, 2019
The South Australian government is seeking “urgent advice” on its $50 million Venture Capital Fund run by Blue Sky Alternative Investments after th...

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...

Policy

Seamus Byrne
May 23, 2019
Both Science & Technology Australia and the Australian Academy of Science have released statements on the re-election of the Coalition government, welcomin...

Manufacturing

Denham Sadler
May 22, 2019
The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre has launched a new educational platform aiming to help local manufacturers keep pace with digital change and build res...

TelcoLand

Mark Gregory
May 22, 2019
If there is anything to be learned from the last election campaign it is that politicians still do not understand technology and the impact it has on the natio...

Policy

Denham Sadler
May 22, 2019
The federal government’s new child support IT system is “not able to meet the needs of the business” and has led to increased workloads for p...

Energy

Don Scott-Kemmis
May 21, 2019
Australia has developed a reasonably strong research system but a weak innovation system  – and as there has not been a good diagnosis of the problem...

Digital

James Riley
May 21, 2019
What will Prime Minister Scott Morrison do with the Digital Transformation Agency, the forgotten child of the Commonwealth? The DTA has been many things to man...

Encryption bill

Denham Sadler
May 20, 2019
Planned amendments to the government’s highly controversial encryption legislation are likely dead in the water following the weekend’s shock elect...

Cybersecurity

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 20, 2019
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has expanded the state’s digital service delivery agenda with the establishment of a Cyber Security NSW office...

Election 2019

Denham Sadler
May 20, 2019
The newly-elected Coalition government has been urged to include technology and digital skills in its broader economic vision after a “miracle” win...

Election 2019

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 20, 2019
Australia’s former ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma said he is “humbled” by his election win in the federal seat of Wentworth, after current ...

Election 2019

James Riley
May 20, 2019
Karen Andrews was the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology in the previous Morrison Government and does not want to tempt fate by speculating on whether...

Election 2019

Denham Sadler
May 20, 2019
Scott Morrison hailed the Coalition’s shock election win as a “miracle”, on a disastrous night for the Labor Party. Despite every poll and...

5G networks

Michael Sainsbury
May 17, 2019
Less than two months ago Australia was perched alone, like a shag on a rock, in its hard line banning of Huawei from the network build. It was not supposed to ...

Election 2019

Denham Sadler
May 16, 2019
While technology and innovation -focused policies have not been nearly as front and centre during this election campaign as they were in 2016, there have still ...
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