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TelcoLand

October 9, 2019
The government has no idea how to move the NBN forward if the Communication Minister Paul Fletcher’s speech at the CEDA conference last month is any indi...

TelcoLand

Denham Sadler
September 25, 2019
A decrease in complaints about phone and internet services is “only one part of the story” according to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, ...

TelcoLand

Denham Sadler
September 23, 2019
The federal government has initiated a Parliamentary inquiry into 5G technology in Australia, but its terms of reference mean the controversy surrounding natio...

Broadband

Mark Gregory
August 30, 2019
The NBN is in trouble and the problems are highlighted in the NBN Co Corporate Plan 2020-23. Rollout delays, cost blowouts and an admission that it will not be...

Telecommunications

Mark Gregory
July 31, 2019
The Australian government has been caught out and our system of government is now at a crossroad. It is not acceptable that our government, on the pretext of &...

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 ...

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 ...

Research

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 21, 2019
The chief executive  of the CSIRO's Data61 unit Adrian Turner has called on Australia to build sovereign capabilities in ethical artificial intelligence, s...

TelcoLand

Denham Sadler
June 14, 2019
The government should place data security at the centre of its efforts to develop an artificial intelligence ethics framework, according to the communications ...

TelcoLand

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 27, 2019
Paul Fletcher’s appointment as Minister for Communications, Cybersafety and the Arts as part of Scott Morrison’s Second Ministry leaves him with th...

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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