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Procurement

James Riley
July 17, 2019
The whole of government sourcing arrangement signed between the Digital Transformation Agency and the global cloud giant Amazon Web Services raises serious que...

Cyber

James Riley
July 15, 2019
It is more than twenty years since possible rules of behaviour in ‘cyberspace’ were first discussed at the United Nations, and it is now two-and-a-...

Data

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 15, 2019
Australia is relatively open to cross-border data flows when compared to other G20 economies, but is limited by a number of restrictive measures, according to ...

Skills

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 9, 2019
More than a year after the 457 visa program was scrapped by the federal government, a new research paper from the department of industry shows firms that used ...

Industry policy

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 9, 2019
The Department of Industry's Office of the Chief Economist has released a series of reports on the government industry support programs, delivering a largely f...

Encryption

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 9, 2019
Following months of industry backlash, the Department of Home Affairs has acknowledged the perception of Australia’s anti-encryption laws has had “...

Broadband

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 3, 2019
The Queensland government, together with Powerlink Queensland and Energy Queensland, have jointly launched FibreCo Queensland to provide internet connectivity ...

Government

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 3, 2019
The New South Wales government’s tech SME and startup program Pitch to Pilot has prompted some strangely mixed reviews. None of the companies interviewed...

Media

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 3, 2019
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) handed the long-awaited final report from its Digital Platforms Inquiry to the federal government ove...

Business

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 3, 2019
The NSW Innovation and Productivity Council (IPC) released a first-time report on the economic impact that different businesses sizes have when measured agains...

Policy

Michelle Rowland
July 10, 2019
It has been said the 1800s were the Golden Age of scams. This is when the term "con man" rose to prominence, and according to the New York Times , it also hap...

Innovation

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 9, 2019
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has selected Adelaide’s innovation precinct, Lot Fourteen, as the fourth global location for its prestigious ...

Skills

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 9, 2019
More than a year after the 457 visa program was scrapped by the federal government, a new research paper from the department of industry shows firms that used ...

Industry policy

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 9, 2019
The Department of Industry's Office of the Chief Economist has released a series of reports on the government industry support programs, delivering a largely f...

Encryption

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 9, 2019
Following months of industry backlash, the Department of Home Affairs has acknowledged the perception of Australia’s anti-encryption laws has had “...

Encryption

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 9, 2019
There is a broad consensus across Australia’s tech industry that the country’s encryption laws have hurt the sector’s ability to export and i...

Broadband

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 3, 2019
The Queensland government, together with Powerlink Queensland and Energy Queensland, have jointly launched FibreCo Queensland to provide internet connectivity ...

Policy

James Riley
July 3, 2019
The CSIRO’s specialist business unit Data61 celebrated its third birthday this week. It is worth noting the milestone. The organisation is structurally v...

Government

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 3, 2019
The New South Wales government’s tech SME and startup program Pitch to Pilot has prompted some strangely mixed reviews. None of the companies interviewed...

Media

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 3, 2019
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) handed the long-awaited final report from its Digital Platforms Inquiry to the federal government ove...

Business

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 3, 2019
The NSW Innovation and Productivity Council (IPC) released a first-time report on the economic impact that different businesses sizes have when measured agains...

Cybersecurity

Aimee Chanthadavong
July 3, 2019
Australian cybersecurity startups Cydarm and SecureStack have been named as finalists of the RSA Conference (RSAC) Asia Pacific and Japan Launch Pad. The co...

Procurement

James Riley
June 28, 2019
The Australian Government rolled out a red carpet this week for hyper-scale cloud platform provider Amazon Web Services, helpfully launching a standardised who...

Defence

Joan Westenberg
June 27, 2019
Freshly-minted Defence Industry minister Melissa Price has recommitted government to maximising opportunities for local SMEs in Defence procurement, and to foc...

StartupLand

Joan Westenberg
June 27, 2019
South Australia will pay the Sydney-headquartered FinTech incubator and co-working space Stone and Chalk nearly $8 million over three years to manage a space i...

Space

Joan Westenberg
June 27, 2019
The Queensland government has ramped up efforts to snag a bigger slice of Australia’s nascent space sector, committing to the development of a Queensland...

Policy

Joan Westenberg
June 25, 2019
The Queensland government’s red carpet roll-out for game developers, designers, production companies and other creative startups has gathered momentum wi...

Broadband

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 25, 2019
Huawei Australia chief technology officer David Soldani has delivered a blistering assessment of Australia’s national broadband roll-out, hammering both ...

Policy

James Riley
June 25, 2019
The G20 leaders’ summit kicks off in Osaka later this week, with topics of innovation and the operation of the digital economy now central to the discuss...

AI

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 24, 2019
Standards Australia has called for national feedback on setting standards for the application of artificial intelligence technologies in Australia, as part of ...
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