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Govt looks to new social media crackdown

The federal government will release draft legislation within weeks to further crackdown on social media firms, with a focus on improving transparency around the handling of user data. Representatives...

Gig Guide: Victoria poaches new digital chief

The Victorian government has poached Services Australia’s chief information officer to run its new centralised IT services entity Digital Victoria, while consulting giant Deloitte has hoovered up more high...

AI recognised as inventor in landmark case

An Australian Court has ruled that a machine can be named as the inventor of a patent. The world-first decision answers a key legal question being tested in several...

Cloud giants’ security a ‘deep concern’ to govt

Home Affairs Secretary Michael Pezzullo says government has serious concerns with the security posture of global cloud computing giants like Amazon and Microsoft, and warned tightening data sovereignty requirements...

Education embarks on $4m cyber probe

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has handed more than $4 million worth of contracts to local firms to probe its cyber defences this year, as part of...

Q-CTRL and Sydney Uni in quantum control advance

Researchers at Sydney University and quantum control startup Q-CTRL have detailed a new way to identify sources of error in quantum computers using machine learning techniques which they say...

Govt releases overdue COVIDSafe app report

Fewer than 800 people who tested positive for coronavirus in Australia had the COVIDsafe app and shared its data for contact tracing, according to a long-overdue government report into...

Don Punch on WA’s innovation priorities

Western Australia’s new Innovation Minister Don Punch wants more IP kept in the state, government services reshaped around citizen needs, and to grow the local ICT sector through state...

BYD arrives to heat up local e-bus market

A number of companies are now lining up in a race to secure major orders for electric buses from states such as New South Wales determined to electrify their...

Pezzullo dismisses critics on critical infrastructure

Escalating cyber threats has meant there is no time to refine Australia’s critical infrastructure security scheme, Home Affairs secretary Mike Pezzullo says, urging Parliament to pass the bill without delay. If passed,...

Deadline looms: 2021 Awards for Excellence

The final deadline to enter the InnovationAus 2021 Awards for Excellence is almost upon us. We want to hear from Australia’s best entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers and commercialisation heroes by...

CBA rejects claims of stifling BNPL competition

Australia’s biggest bank has rejected the charge it is urging customers to close Buy Now Pay Later services to improve their prospects of a home loan, and that they...

Victoria bids for federal govt mRNA funding

The Victorian government has made a number of submissions to the federal government’s approach to market for a local mRNA vaccine manufacturing capability, with several other states also vying...

Brace yourself for global component shortages

Electronics manufacturers such as Entech Electronics have had to beef up their supply chain and purchasing teams to meet the challenges of a global shortage of electronic components. Yaser...