‘Sovereignty’ in the 21st century is not what you think it is

Sandy Plunkett

Australia is reeling from two rental crises. One is in housing. The other is in technology and it’s the result of the outsized and ever-increasing rent we pay for the products, services and infrastructure of other countries’ intellectual property and innovation output.

In a technologically-driven 21st century world where information infrastructure and innovation smarts represents real power and agency – for global commerce, national security, and geopolitical relevance – we are not a middle-power country, we are a featherweight and highly vulnerable.

The extent of Australia’s multi-decade lack of strategic foresight and investment was on full display in the past couple of weeks.

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