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MyGov failure as industry is briefed

At the moment the unloved MyGov platform began failing on Monday morning, executives from the Digital Transformation Agency were conducting an industry briefing as part of a tender process...

Growing calls for early R&D tax rebates

The controversial proposed changes to the R&D tax incentive are now unlikely to pass this year, as the tech sector called for the changes to be scrapped and for...

Startups guide to stimulus package

Startups and tech firms will not miss out on government’s $189 billion stimulus package to combat the growing economic crisis, with a range of targeted new initiatives on offer....

Scuttled visa plan a ‘win for security and health’

The government decision to abandon its long-running plan to outsource the country’s visa processing system has been welcomed by the federal Opposition and public sector unions as a “win...

Science dividend arrives with crisis

The upside of long-term and sustained public investment in scientific research becomes a lot more obvious during times of crisis. A national resource of deep knowledge experts is suddenly...

Construction sector ripe for disruption

The freshly minted Building 4.0 CRC has been given $28 million over seven years to help co-create innovative products and processes at the intersection of ‘Industrialised Building’ and ‘Industry...

Visa processing tender abandoned

The government has quietly abandoned its highly contentious billion-dollar plan to outsource the nations visa processing systems, despite already spending more than $80 million on the tender process. Acting...

Love Me Tender: ERP and Identity

BRIGHT ADS Beamlines Photon Delivery System The ADS beamlines are the fifth and sixth beamlines being built within the Australian Synchrotron/ANSTO BR–GHT program. The ADS beamlines project encompasses design, procurement, build/installation and...

NBN broadband boost is not enough

Yesterday, NBN Co positively announced that it would waive charges for additional data of up to 40 per cent for retail service providers for the next three months and...

US and China: tech giants’ COVID-19 response

First-hand accounts from the front line of the battle against COVID-19 at ground zero have shown the critical role both local and large Chinese technology companies played in containing...

COVID-19: NBN offers broadband boost

In a direct response to concerns about increased network costs resulting from more Australians working from home as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, NBN Co will waive charges...

‘Ill-informed’ R&D tax changes hit biotech

The federal government’s “ill-informed” reforms to the research and development tax incentive will damage Australia’s burgeoning life sciences sector at a time when it is at the forefront of...

FinTech screen scraping scrap heats up

The landmark Parliamentary inquiry into the FinTech sector has again descended into a feud over the controversial practice of screen scraping, much to the chagrin of FinTech Australia. Screen...

Stay calm, the NBN won’t implode

I’ve recently received an abundance of memes questioning whether the NBN might fold, as the impact of COVID-19 leads more Australians to access the internet from home. I enjoy...