Policy

Denham Sadler
May 21, 2018
The Greens have thrown down the gauntlet on the gig economy , placing pressure on the government and Opposition to back new regulations to ensure minimum wage a...

Policy

James Riley
May 21, 2018
Wyatt Roy is again being mentioned in dispatches with his old Queensland seat of Longman in play, courtesy of the federal parliament’s citizenship drama....

Trade

Stuart Kennedy
May 21, 2018
Delegates at the recent ASEAN-Australia Business Summit 2018 have reported on how Australia can better engage with its $2.7 trillion trading partner. ASEAN ...

Black Economy

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 21, 2018
The Turnbull government has released a consultation paper outlining how it plans to strengthen the Commonwealth’s procurement processes so that “co...

TelcoLand

Mark Gregory
May 21, 2018
Telstra and NBN Co have both posted poor performance figures in recent weeks and if NBN Co was a listed company its share price would be mirroring the spectacu...

The Establishment

Beverley Head
May 18, 2018
The Ethics Centre is testing a framework designed to steer business decision-making around innovation and invention, in a bid to ensure that in the race to tra...

Software

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 18, 2018
Australia chief scientist Alan Finkel has proposed an agreed set of ethical standards for artificial intelligence be imposed on companies to protect consumers ...

Budget 2018

Denham Sadler
May 17, 2018
The federal budget did not provide a clear direction or funding path for future of work issues in preparing the Australian workforce for digital disruption, ac...

CyberSecurity

Stuart Kennedy
May 17, 2018
The Turnbull government’s slow off the blocks Joint Cyber Security Centre program will hoist its flag in Hobart and Darwin, as Federal cyber czar Alastai...

Research

Denham Sadler
May 17, 2018
The federal government has detailed its $2 billion, 12-year national research infrastructure investment plan, marking the “next step of the innovation an...

StartupLand

Denham Sadler
May 17, 2018
Anger is growing over “farcical” delays to passing the equity crowdfunding bill that would extend the regime to private Australian companies, with ...

Education

Denham Sadler
May 16, 2018
The federal government has outlined how it will spend $4.5 million to encourage more women and girls to pursue a career in STEM, with funding going towards a 1...
ANDREW RYAN
May 16, 2018
The cyber security threat landscape is changing faster than businesses and their security teams can keep up. The challenge is compounded by the a genuine skill...

Policy

Stuart Kennedy
May 16, 2018
Federal government agency attitudes around cloud computing security have flipped from negative to positive in just three years according to a new survey of 45 ...

Digital

Beverley Head
May 16, 2018
NSW Finance Minister Victor Dominello has put the state's 128 local councils on notice that they will in future be required to provide real time updates about ...

Budget 2018

Stuart Kennedy
May 14, 2018
Australia’s science and innovation community has been dudded by the Coalition’s 2018 budget reform of the R&D Tax Incentive scheme, with much l...

Space

Denham Sadler
May 14, 2018
Australia’s national space agency will be up and running from July, but the federal government is yet to decide where it will be based as concerns over i...

Research

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 14, 2018
Data61 has opened the doors to its new Immersive Environments Lab to focus on research and develop in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and 3D web ...

Policy

Denham Sadler
May 14, 2018
While the government’s unveiling of a framework and timeline for an opening scheme marked an important milestone, the hard work is still to come, UK Bank...

Renewables

Denham Sadler
May 14, 2018
If Australia had a more consistent energy policy, Vivid Technology’s strategy to commercialise its technology might have had a different outcome. The ...

Budget 2018

Denham Sadler
May 10, 2018
FinTechs left disappointed by a lack of further open banking announcements in Tuesday’s budget only had to wait until the next day for the big reveal. ...

Privacy

Denham Sadler
May 10, 2018
The Senate has passed a Greens motion calling on the government to bring Australia’s “woefully inadequate” privacy laws into line with Europe...

Budget 2018

Denham Sadler
May 10, 2018
This week’s federal budget confirmed that government had rejected its own innovation agenda, while changes to the R&D scheme may force early-stage te...

Budget 2018

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 10, 2018
Treasurer Scott Morrison's budget speech did not directly mention the Innovation and Science Australia 2030 Strategic Plan, but the Budget papers do partially ...

Broadband

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 10, 2018
NBN Co may have posted what it calls “solid” third-quarter results, with a 112 per cent increase in total revenue to $1.4 billion for the nine mont...

CyberSecurity

David McClure
May 10, 2018
Australia is progressing on its national cyber defence but what remains missing is a strong, threat intelligence sharing platform that rises above the informal...

Budget 2018

Denham Sadler
May 10, 2018
The federal government’s controversial robo-debt data matching scheme has been further funded despite revelations the program has so far only just recove...

Budget 2018

James Riley
May 8, 2018
Treasurer Scott Morrison has given the R&D Tax Incentive a $2.4 billion haircut and promised to crackdown on what government says has been a misuse of the ...

Budget 2018

Andrew Colley
May 8, 2018
As the Treasurer Scott Morrison delivered the final flourishes on his election budget speech last night, the pragmatic negativity among delegates at Innovatio...

Budget 2018

Denham Sadler
May 8, 2018
The federal government has dished out funding for supercomputers, drones, FinTech and online safety awareness campaigns as part of its federal budget. Deliv...

Budget 2018

Denham Sadler
May 8, 2018
The federal government will dish out $260 million to satellite infrastructure and more accurate global positioning system (GPS) technologies in Australia in an...

Budget 2018

Denham Sadler
May 8, 2018
The federal government will provide just $26 million over four years to establish Australia’s first national space agency, despite high-profile industry ...

Budget 2018

James Riley
May 8, 2018
The Digital Transformation Agency will take charge of a $92 million budget allocation in the 2018/19 financial year to accelerate the implementation of its Gov...

Budget 2018

Denham Sadler
May 8, 2018
The federal government is to go ahead with two $500 million, ‘groundbreaking’ national missions that were recommended by Innovation and Science Aus...

Budget 2018

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 8, 2018
The federal government may have promised an investment of more than $2.4 billion into Australia’s public science and technology infrastructure, but ventu...

Digital

Denham Sadler
May 8, 2018
The acting head of the Commonwealth’s Digital Transformation Agency has been forced to defend CEO Gavin Slater’s leave of absence before a Senate c...

Budget 2018

James Riley
May 8, 2018
Policy-makers trying to light a fuse under deep tech commercialisation in this country could do worse than take a stroll through Cicada Innovations in Sydney a...

Budget 2018

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 7, 2018
Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie’s views on the precarious state of Australia’s economy are well known, and he is now urging Treasurer Scott Morrison to ...

Budget 2018

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 7, 2018
The Coalition government had been a strong supporter of the local FinTech and RegTech sectors, and naturally the sectors’ two industry associations are h...

CyberSecurity

David McClure
May 7, 2018
Where is our data and how is it managed? That’s the fundamental cyber question Australian boards and senior managers need to ask as the regulatory enviro...

Budget 2018

ANDREW RYAN
May 7, 2018
The federal government is expected to provide $50 million to the national space agency in this week’s budget, but one of the country’s most vocal a...

Budget 2018

Stuart Kennedy
May 4, 2018
Reform of how Australia’s R&D tax incentive scheme is administered for startups sits at the top of the Budget wish-list for two peak tech industry gr...

StartupLand

James Riley
May 4, 2018
Industry policy-makers had become “too obsessed” with the importance of STEM skills to the jobs of the future and overlooked humanities at their pe...

Budget 2018

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 4, 2018
Ahead of next week’s budget , Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) commissioner John Price has suggested that in order for it to effect...

Policy

Mark Gregory
May 4, 2018
A decision whether Chinese telecommunication companies will be prevented from selling telecommunications equipment in the United States is expected soon. Th...

Budget 2018

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 4, 2018
If Australia’s AgTech sector gets a single mention in next week’s budget, it can only signal good news, according SproutX co-founder Andrew Lai. ...

StartupLand

ANDREW RYAN
May 3, 2018
With a decade in Silicon Valley under her belt, Jennifer Zanich knows her way around startup culture, entrepreneurship and venture capital. She has recently...

Identity

ANDREW RYAN
May 3, 2018
Australia is on the precipice of getting digital identity right. After various attempts at one identity to rule them all with efforts such as MyGov, the rise o...
Identity

Cloud

James Riley
May 2, 2018
As a career public servant, Jane Halton rose to become one of Australia’s most powerful Mandarins, spending more than a decade as Health secretary, befor...

Education

Beverley Head
May 1, 2018
A cloud-based student assessment tool to support teachers; a universal student identifier that tracks children through 13 years of school; and data-driven inno...

Cyber

David McClure
May 1, 2018
Cyber awareness among Australian businesses has improved over the last two years, but it still may take the first widely publicised example of a company being ...

Capital

Aimee Chanthadavong
May 1, 2018
South Australia saw a seven-fold increase in total investment funding during the 2018 March quarter, according the latest funding report from Techboard . T...

The Establishment

Beverley Head
April 30, 2018
The Australian Stock Exchange is by its own admission standing at the bleeding edge of innovation with a blockchain-based replacement for its post trade settle...

STEM

Aimee Chanthadavong
April 30, 2018
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Princeton, and Berkeley were just some of the top universities that the University of New South Wales (UN...

Budget Insider

ANDREW RYAN
April 30, 2018
With the political wrangling over corporate tax cuts – specifically the difficulties the Turnbull Government has faced in attempting to move rates from 3...

Security

Stuart Kennedy
April 26, 2018
Euro-trotting Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been busy on the cyber front, signing Australia up to NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excell...

Identity

ANDREW RYAN
April 26, 2018
The Cambridge Analytica scandal , where the Facebook histories and personal records of more than 87 million people were extracted and used potentially for polit...

Policy

Aimee Chanthadavong
April 26, 2018
The cost to taxpayers of government industry support measures continues to balloon, according to the Productivity Commission’s latest Trade and Assistanc...

EnergyTech

Aimee Chanthadavong
April 26, 2018
The National Energy Guarantee (NEG) has entered into the final design stage, following discussions by the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) Energ...

StartupLand

Beverley Head
April 26, 2018
Venture capital funding has provided a war chest for Canva, allowing it to buy online presentation business Zeetings. The three-year old Sydney based Zeetin...

Interview

Stuart Kennedy
April 24, 2018
CSIRO chief Larry Marshall has admitted Australia needs to lift its game in the light of a damning report card on patent filing, and has put up CSIRO’s h...

Policy

Stuart Kennedy
April 24, 2018
The growing influence of AI powered systems on our daily lives has got governments keen to be on top of the AI wave rather than paddling furiously to catch up....

R&D

Aimee Chanthadavong
April 24, 2018
Work to transform the Commonwealth Games Village to form part of a 200-hectare Gold Coast health and knowledge precinct (GCHKP), which has been in development ...

Identity

ANDREW RYAN
April 24, 2018
Creating a single identity for Australians has long been a complex issue with the potential for significant backlash from the public when handled poorly. Th...

Security

James Riley
April 19, 2018
It’s only two years since the federal government launched its cyber security strategy, but the nation’s former spy chief David Irvine says Australi...

R&D

Stuart Kennedy
April 19, 2018
Australia’s number one generator of intellectual property by patent applications in 2017 was poker machine king Aristocrat Technologies. The gambling ...

Security

Stuart Kennedy
April 17, 2018
As Russia gets pinged throughout the western world for going rogue on cyber, Australia’s freshly minted Cyber Ambassador has called for greater internati...

Skills

Denham Sadler
April 17, 2018
A newly released Treasury research paper has found that migration has a net positive impact on the economy and leads to increased innovation in businesses. ...

Manufacturing

Aimee Chanthadavong
April 17, 2018
When Holden, Ford, Toyota, and Mitsubishi began shuttering their plants permanently in this country, it was an “absolute guillotine” for suppliers ...

TelcoLand

Denham Sadler
April 17, 2018
The federal government has attacked its own telecommunications ombudsman after its latest report showed that NBN-related complaints had tripled in the last yea...

StartupLand

Stuart Kennedy
April 16, 2018
The clock is ticking for the NSW government if it wants to get some good electoral vibes out of the ambitious TechCentral proposal to turn a chunk of land insi...

TelcoLand

Denham Sadler
April 16, 2018
Complaints about telecommunication services in Australia have continued to skyrocket in a wake-up call” for the industry, with issues related to the NBN ...

Broadband

Mark Gregory
April 16, 2018
Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has unwittingly presented the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network (NBN) with a rare and unpreced...

The Establishment

Beverley Head
April 16, 2018
Innovation has a clearly defined price ticket at the Art Gallery of NSW: its $344 million. Raising the funds is also something of an existential challenge for ...

Identity

Denham Sadler
April 16, 2018
The federal government has defended controversial legislation creating a new facial recognition system amid widespread criticisms of its scope and privacy impl...

Trade

Aimee Chanthadavong
April 16, 2018
If the Australian advanced manufacturing sector can’t get itself fully integrated into global supply chains it is in for a rough ride, a new report has f...

Identity

ANDREW RYAN
April 16, 2018
Consumer interest in understanding their relationship with their financial services provider has never been higher. Yet at present, there is a fundamental disc...

Cyber

James Riley
April 13, 2018
The nation’s National Cyber Security Adviser and deputy director-general of the Australian Signals Directorate Alastair MacGibbon says he is “very,...

Innovation

Aimee Chanthadavong
April 12, 2018
Innovation and Science Australia (ISA) chair Bill Ferris wants Australian companies to make structural and cultural changes to their boards of directors, and t...

Cyber

Andrew Colley
April 12, 2018
Australian banks are working hard to get ahead of regulators and scrutinise their cyber security procedures in line with a global financial community still hau...

Software

Stuart Kennedy
April 12, 2018
Thales is hiring up developers for its Australian programming centre to help build an ambitious air traffic control system that will cover 11 per cent of the g...

StartupLand

Denham Sadler
April 12, 2018
BlueChilli has joined forces with corporate bigwig Coca-Cola to launch a new accelerator program and expand across the ditch, as the Australian startup giant c...

Security

Denham Sadler
April 11, 2018
More than 60 data breaches were reported to the government’s privacy body in the first six weeks of the new mandatory notification scheme, with the maj...

Cyber

James Riley
April 11, 2018
The Australian Signals Directorate has placed an unusual caveat on the much-lauded ‘Protected’ security status it signed off for Microsoft’s ...

Policy

Denham Sadler
April 10, 2018
The federal government needs to provide more clarity on its cyber warfare capabilities and substantially increase funding to offensive cyber development remain...

Policy

Aimee Chanthadavong
April 10, 2018
Australian Industry Group chief executive Innes Willox has urged the government to move forward in reforming existing workplace relations laws, but says the ri...

Cyber

Aimee Chanthadavong
April 10, 2018
Cyber-espionage remains a top concern when it comes to government cyber security, with the latest Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) from global provider...

StartupLand

Denham Sadler
April 10, 2018
The federal government’s recent cybersecurity push needs to put a greater focus on entrepreneurship and startups rather than just seeking products and se...

Commercialisation

Aimee Chanthadavong
April 10, 2018
Adelaide AgTech startup T-Provenance has raised $500,000 to pilot its blockchain technology with Northern Australian mango producers, as part of a two-year pro...

Policy

Denham Sadler
April 9, 2018
Contentious new legislation providing a framework for the sharing of confidential information regarding children has been passed by the Victorian parliament, d...
Denham Sadler
April 9, 2018
The federal government is looking to quickly sign a new bilateral agreement with the US that would allow local authorities with a warrant to directly access us...

Soiree

James Riley
April 9, 2018
InnovationAus.com is super excited to announce the return of Budget Insider, the supercool policy soiree where serious discussions about the future of our se...

Policy

James Riley
April 5, 2018
Australia is on the horns of an artificial intelligence dilemma just like the rest of the planet. But while our business leaders have begun to turn their atten...

Space

Denham Sadler
April 5, 2018
A report on the local space industry that is expected to guide the creation of an Australian space agency has been delivered to the federal government and is e...

Broadband

Stuart Kennedy
April 4, 2018
Bill Morrow, the US expat tech executive hand-picked by the Coalition to rejig the NBN, is standing down as chief executive and has scored mixed reviews from i...

Policy

Denham Sadler
April 4, 2018
The Australian FinTech community has hit back at attempts by the big banks to use the recent Facebook data harvesting scandal as evidence the open banking move...

Security

Aimee Chanthadavong
April 4, 2018
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s (ASPI) border program chief John Coyne has flagged grave concerns about the ability of the nation’s law...

Security

James Riley
April 4, 2018
Just days before he was due to lead the largest ever delegation of Australian cybersecurity companies to the giant RSA Conference in San Francisco, AustCyber&r...

VC

Denham Sadler
April 3, 2018
The nation’s sovereign wealth fund has backed an Australian venture capital fund for the first time, in a move that could open the floodgates for the l...

Policy

Stuart Kennedy
April 3, 2018
Microsoft Azure has scored the coveted Protected status for its public cloud from the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), giving it a big advantage over arch...