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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...

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...

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...

Telcoland

David Havyatt
May 13, 2019
Anyone who attends the ACCC and Australian Energy Regulator (AER) annual regulatory conference is struck by the existential dilemma that afflicts competition r...

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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