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Politics

David Havyatt
January 16, 2019
Kevin Rudd’s The PM Years is an interesting exercise in revisionism that has fuelled great interest in his assertion that Murdoch attacked the NBN fo...

TelcoLand

Denham Sadler
November 5, 2018
Australia’s competition watchdog has a clear message to the NBN for its upcoming battle against 5G: You’re on your own. In a speech to the RadCo...

TelcoLand

Denham Sadler
October 17, 2018
The telecommunications industry has “turned a corner” with complaints dropping in recent months as a result of new regulations and a renewed focus ...

Policy

Denham Sadler
September 12, 2018
The federal government’s controversial anti-encryption bill gives “extraordinary powers of unprecedented scope” and may serve to “under...

Policy

Mark Gregory
August 27, 2018
The Australian government has announced an effective ban on Chinese telecommunications vendors from participating in the 5G rollout. The outcome of this decisi...

Politics

James Riley
August 23, 2018
That the federal government  banned Huawei from participating in the 5G network roll-out in Australia was hardly unexpected. It makes official what had bee...

Security

Denham Sadler
August 23, 2018
The federal government has banned Chinese tech companies Huawei and ZTE from participating in the Australian 5G network. Acting Home Affairs Minister Scott ...

Cyber

Denham Sadler
August 22, 2018
Urgent action beyond just buying new equipment is needed to shore up the cybersecurity of Australia’s electoral system, the Opposition’s cyber spok...

Policy

Denham Sadler
August 15, 2018
The controversial government plan to force tech companies to help law enforcement access the encrypted messages of customers is a “huge overreach” ...

Policy

Michael Sainsbury
August 13, 2018
The vocal 'anti-China' forces in Australia that the federal government is now attempting to counter – somewhat awkwardly – continue to view the techn...

Policy

James Riley
January 15, 2019
The federal government’s Australian Cyber Security Centre has quietly shuttered the 2019 iteration of its annual conference leaving the security sector s...

Policy

Denham Sadler
January 15, 2019
There were more than 40 breaches involving My Health Record data in a year, the agency behind the program has revealed in its annual report. But experts fear t...

Research

Aimee Chanthadavong
January 15, 2019
More than $40 million worth of grants were delivered to 19 projects as part of the sixth round of the federal government’s Cooperative Research Centres P...

Encryption

Denham Sadler
January 15, 2019
The recently-passed encryption bill had the potential to “harm the economic viability and growth of Australia’s cybersecurity sector” if a se...

Open Banking

Denham Sadler
January 15, 2019
The much-anticipated launch of open banking in Australia has been quietly delayed by the federal government by eight months. On the last Friday before Chris...

Holidays

James Riley
December 19, 2018
Naughty or nice, people? If you haven’t asked yourself that question already, you have maybe left your run a little late. We are about to enter the land ...

Year in Review

Aimee Chanthadavong
December 19, 2018
Following InnovationAus.com’ s recap of the first six months of the year , it’s clear that 2018 started with a bang. It’s now time to look ...

Policy

James Riley
December 19, 2018
It has taken three ministers and 18 months of work to get it done, but the federal government has quietly released its much anticipated digital economy strateg...

Science

Seamus Byrne
December 19, 2018
It started so well. A quantum computing professor, Michelle Simmons, was named Australian of the Year and for a moment 2018 looked like it would be a bright an...

MYEFO

James Riley
December 18, 2018
The Australian science and technology sector has been left “perplexed and disappointed” by the federal government’s “ram raid” cu...

Year in Review

Aimee Chanthadavong
December 17, 2018
With another year almost over, InnovationAus.com has put together a two-part recap of the key highlights of an extraordinary 2018. For this first part, we...

Survey

Corrie McLeod
December 17, 2018
As the clock runs down on 2018, InnovationAus.com is taking the pulse of our readership through a short survey to make sure we are on the right track and t...

MYEFO

Denham Sadler
December 17, 2018
A new $13 million global talent scheme program has been unveiled by the federal government, providing fast-tracked visas to STEM-focused companies, following t...

Year in Review

Paul Budde
December 17, 2018
This is a good time of the year to reflect on our industry and its place in today’s society – not so much in respect of all of the important issues...

Policy

Denham Sadler
December 17, 2018
The federal opposition has pledged to “preserve” the research and development tax incentive after accusing the government of “wrecking”...

Policy

James Riley
December 17, 2018
Labor's National Conference has formally adopted into its platform a significantly boosted policy profile for artificial intelligence, committing a future Shor...

ACCC

Denham Sadler
December 17, 2018
The competition watchdog’s proposed changes to Australian merger and acquisition laws could damage local tech companies and their ability to reach an exi...
Aimee Chanthadavong
December 14, 2018
Queensland’s Digital Technology Minister Mick de Brenni has lashed out at Federal Digital Transformation Minister Michael Kennan for using the Australian...

Policy

James Riley
December 13, 2018
Fresh from its monstering three months ago at the hands of the banking Royal Commission, the local insurance giant IAG has turned up as the primary sponsor of ...

Dataconomy 2018

Seamus Byrne
December 13, 2018
Risks of re-identification are very real, so we must approach the sharing of anonymised data carefully. But with tremendous benefits on offer it is worth the e...
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