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...

Digital

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...

Infrastructrure

Denham Sadler
April 3, 2018
Legislation requiring critical infrastructure operators to reveal all outsourced IT work and to give the government the ability to force these entities to take...

The Establishment

Beverley Head
April 3, 2018
For every dollar that a business invests in collaborative university research, it reaps $4.50. But the nation needs another 8,000 businesses to get on board if...

Policy

Denham Sadler
April 3, 2018
A new report by the government’s privacy authority has found that the Department of Health breached the Privacy Act a number of times as part of a bungle...

Policy

Stuart Kennedy
March 30, 2018
It is game on in the burgeoning Federal government cloud services market as public cloud “gorillas” Microsoft and AWS move to score data security c...

Digital

James Riley
March 29, 2018
Embattled Digital Transformation Agency chief executive Gavin Slater has taken an extended leave of absence from the organisation to undertake a business short...

Policy

Denham Sadler
March 28, 2018
Legislation extending equity crowdfunding to private companies has been delayed again despite enjoying bipartisan support, meaning the new regime won’t c...

Trade

Stuart Kennedy
March 28, 2018
One of Australia’s Landing Pads will have to lift off again as it searches for new digs. Austrade’s southeast asia Landing Pad in Singapore is l...
Aimee Chanthadavong
March 28, 2018
Australia’s first all-girl robotics team, Team 4802, also known as Unidentified Moving Machines (UMM) from western Sydney’s Blacktown Girls High Sc...

Security

Denham Sadler
March 28, 2018
The Australian Government has signed up to the Have I Been Pwned service to monitor its email addresses for breaches and be notified in real-time if one occurs...

Security

Denham Sadler
March 28, 2018
A motion calling on government to support strong encryption and resist any attempts to undermine this process has been passed by the Senate. Moved by the Gr...

Data

Denham Sadler
March 26, 2018
The Australian government’s national data authority is facing “unprecedented challenges” following recent global data controversies and the c...

Automation

Stuart Kennedy
March 26, 2018
The Department of Human Services showed it was everything but human during a Senate Committee hearing on Friday delving into the digital delivery of services. ...

Policy

Denham Sadler
March 26, 2018
Australian startups and tech companies are likely to miss out on significant copyright reforms in a “disappointing result” for the sector. Late ...

AgriTech

Aimee Chanthadavong
March 26, 2018
There has never been a more opportunistic time to be an Australian cattle farmer exporting to China: At least that’s what Borderless Cattle is telling th...

Digital

James Riley
March 26, 2018
It is more than three years since the then-Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the creation of the Digital Transformation Office, detailing a br...

Jobs

Stuart Kennedy
March 21, 2018
ACTU chief Sally McManus has logged a claim for a big wage rise for Australian workers saying industrial relations law is a decade behind the gig economy and n...

Policy

James Riley
March 21, 2018
A Digital Transformation Agency access and marketing agreement signed with a Big Tech industry group was “ridiculous” and the “easiest thing ...

Policy

Stuart Kennedy
March 20, 2018
Bill Ferris and David Thodey laid down the law on Australia’s needs to get off its arse and begin building some serious twenty-first century capital if i...

StartupLand

Denham Sadler
March 20, 2018
The Victorian government has dished out nearly $3 million in grants to educational services for startup founders, the first funding round LaunchVic has unveile...

StartupLand

Denham Sadler
March 20, 2018
There are growing calls for the federal government to standardise the way it defines a startup for its grants and support programs, after it announced a new &l...

Adelaide

Aimee Chanthadavong
March 20, 2018
Whispering life into business It’s not every day someone leaves the comfort of their full-time job to start their own business, but Dr Michelle Perugini ...

OpEd

Alex McCauley
March 20, 2018
One of Australia’s most successful young companies was famously born when its University age founder left his bedroom light on each night, working around...

Security

Denham Sadler
March 20, 2018
American IT firm Unisys has won a $44.2 million government contract to develop a new facial recognition system to identify all incoming travellers to Australia...

Regions

Joshua Gliddon
March 20, 2018
Queensland’s Mackay with a population of around 85,000 has become a hub of startups and innovation focused on the area’s proximity to mining and su...

Skills

Denham Sadler
March 19, 2018
Nearly a year after the  shock scrapping of the 457 visa program, the federal government is set to a trial a new visa scheme for tech companies to attract ...

ASEAN

Andrew Colley
March 19, 2018
Recent fears within Australia’s tech and innovation circles that the sector might have been forgotten by its friends in Canberra may be overblown if the ...

SA Election

James Riley
March 19, 2018
South Australians woke to a new Liberal state government this morning for the first time in 16 years following the election of Steven Marshall on Saturday. He ...

SA Election

Denham Sadler
March 18, 2018
The South Australian Liberal Party has heralded a “new dawn” in the state with a decisive election win over the Labor government, which has been in...

ASEAN

James Riley
March 18, 2018
Indonesian president Joko Widodo is only half-joking when he says the current weirdness in global politics was the result of the arrival of global entertainmen...

ASEAN

Andrew Colley
March 18, 2018
The Australian Government and its southeast Asian neighbours will seek to coordinate laws around gathering and using electronic evidence to pursue terrorists i...

Space

Denham Sadler
March 16, 2018
Federal Labor has unveiled a $35 million policy package to support the burgeoning Australian space sector, with a goal to double the size of the industry in fi...

ASEAN

Aimee Chanthadavong
March 16, 2018
Malcolm Turnbull says Australia would continue to look to Singapore for smart city development ideas and inspirations. Speaking to media at the ASEAN-Austra...

Fibre

Mark Gregory
March 16, 2018
At first glance, the City of Adelaide’s Ten Gigabit Adelaide project – where it has teamed up TPG Telecom to transform Adelaide into a “cit...

ASEAN

Aimee Chanthadavong
March 16, 2018
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has unveiled a digital standards cooperative initiative with Association of SouthEast Asian Nations (ASEAN) trade partners to w...

ASEAN

Stuart Kennedy
March 16, 2018
The sun is rising over digital-centric industries in our fast developing southeast Asian neighbors and CSIRO has launched a report that targets a piece of the ...

Editorial

James Riley
March 15, 2018
The trouble with worthy and weighty industry reports on the performance of our tech and innovation ecosystems is that they’re so heavy that within a few ...

TelcoLand

Mark Gregory
March 14, 2018
Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop and Communications Minister Mitch Fifield have announced that Australia will seek re-election to the International Teleco...

Cyber

Stuart Kennedy
March 14, 2018
The new boss of the Australian Signals Directorate has come down hard on Federal agency chiefs who don’t put strong cyber risk management strategies in p...

Policy

Jordan Stevenson
March 14, 2018
Every four weeks, more than one in eight Australians access government information and public services online. Nearly half of those users experience a problem ...

Trade

Denham Sadler
March 14, 2018
Leaders from around south-east Asia will converge on Sydney over the weekend – with large trade delegations in tow – for a “historic and unpr...

Gender

Denham Sadler
March 14, 2018
The federal government’s women’s advisory panel on innovation has met for the first time, more than a year after the initiative was first announced...

Policy

Denham Sadler
March 14, 2018
A range of new policies and incentives is required if Australia wants to follow in Canada’s footsteps and develop a world-leading games development indus...

Skills

Aimee Chanthadavong
March 13, 2018
Atlassian co-founder and co-chief executive Mike Cannon-Brookes has told a senate committee investigating the future of work and workers that Australia must ge...

Digital

James Riley
March 13, 2018
The Australian Government’s former digital transformation supremo Paul Shetler will give evidence on day one of the Senate’s inquiry into digital s...

Policy

Stuart Kennedy
March 12, 2018
The NSW government and local tech management heavyweight David Thodey have hit back at a Murdoch press story that claimed the $190 million Jobs for NSW fund ha...

Trade

Stuart Kennedy
March 12, 2018
CSIRO has a foot on the beach with its planned Asia expansion, after installing a rising star executive as Singapore director and based in the city-state. L...

Privacy

Aimee Chanthadavong
March 12, 2018
Freelancer.com looks to have been be caught up in another privacy breach debacle, after one of its European account holders filed a $60,000 complaint with the ...

The Establishment

Beverley Head
March 12, 2018
The transforming potential of data and analytics is the focus of CEDA’s Economic and Political outlook report for 2018. But it questions Australia’...

Security

Aimee Chanthadavong
March 12, 2018
An amendment to legislation in Queensland that would give the state’s law enforcement access to shared biometric face matching services is being describe...

Policy

Stuart Kennedy
March 8, 2018
Australia needs to pick up the pace in creating gender diversity within the tech and innovation sector or lose global competitiveness in this critical arena. ...

Gender

Beverley Head
March 7, 2018
It might be International Women’s Day on Thursday – but for women working in technology it’s still a long way from Equal Pay Day. Right no...

Policy

Denham Sadler
March 7, 2018
Federal Labor is currently putting its own policy package together to support the burgeoning Australian games development sector with “holistic” ...

StartupLand

Aimee Chanthadavong
March 6, 2018
Immigration minister Peter Dutton has unveiled a pilot program for a new ‘entrepreneur visa’ that would let foreign entrepreneurs and investors wit...
Denham Sadler
March 6, 2018
The federal government will meet quarterly with tech giants including Facebook and Google to “hold their feet to the fire” on combating cyber-bully...

Policy

Denham Sadler
March 6, 2018
Labor has queried cabinet minister Michaelia Cash’s role as chair of the government’s Women’s Advisory Panel on Innovation in the wake of poi...