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Turnbull unveils new digital plans

A re-elected Coalition Government will publish a digital transformation roadmap for the public sector by November, and give citizens access to dashboard data that measures against delivery timelines and...

NBN: Heads must roll, Ziggy’s first

Ziggy Switkowski’s spectacularly ill-advised and highly political injection of himself and the NBN Co he chairs into the election debate in its timing, content and repercussions mark a turning...

Photo Gallery: Innovation debate

For those people that could not make it to the InnovationAus.com Election 2016 Innovation Policy Debate, we bring you colour and movement and some of the behind the scenes...

Labor ramps up crowd funding plan

Labor innovation spokesperson Ed Husic has indicated a Labor government would get an equity crowd funding regime up and running within 100 days of being elected. Long mulled over...

Election debate was a glass half full

Far from going backwards in the global stakes, Australia’s tech and innovation sectors are at a tipping point toward improved commercial success on world markets, according to Angus Taylor,...

Debate a question of philosophy

The Labor Party doesn’t understand innovation because it is not in their DNA. The Coalition doesn’t understand innovation because they don’t understand people. That, in a nutshell, is how...

Innovation system not just startups

While the groundswell of political support for the technology startups was encouraging, Australia would enjoy bigger opportunities if it broadened its outlook in addressing the needs of the whole...

Precinct beauty is a relative thing

When it comes to innovation friendly business precincts both major parties agree we don’t have enough, but they diverge in the how and where of setting up smart real...

Election 2016: Meet the candidates

There are no two better qualified candidates to debate issues of digital transformation and innovation than the Liberal member for Hume Angus Taylor and Labor’s member for Chifley Ed...

Digital turf wars in government

Just last week I renewed my driver’s licence. You know the drill. You walk in, you take a numbered ticket, you fill in a form, you wait half an...

The NBN’s politics of good timing

Three weeks before the election, Labor has unveiled its plan to give Australia a better National Broadband Network. Its timing is good, and its plans are superior to the...

Labor NBN policy and the economy

Labor has released its NBN policy for the 2016 election with the title Labor’s Plan to Build the National Broadband Network Australia Needs for the Jobs of the Future....

The Great Debate: Taylor vs Husic

InnovationAus.com will host Election 2016’s first ministerial debate on innovation and digital transformation in collaboration with the sector’s most important industry groups next Thursday at the University of Technology, Sydney in...

Startups and the property market

Last week saw the launch of a new Sydney based tech startup group called, rather imaginatively, TechSydney. It is a worthwhile exercise and should be a success, if the...