Overnight the Australian Government has released a discussion paper for our Technology Investment Roadmap. 74 page document, available here, focuses on accelerating low-emission technologies in our energy and resources industries. The paper seeks feedback from the public between today and the 21st of May and applications can be up to 2,000...
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    The Census website is finally back online. After being offline for around 44 hours, the site was switched on again this afternoon, however due to DNS propagation issues, many users still experienced problems, receiving ‘this site cannot be reached’. This morning the Prime Minister was angry, he started pointing fingers...
  • Tonight is Census night, ABS does terrible job at explaining security

    Tonight is Census night, when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) asks all Australians to capture a snapshot in time of what Australia looks like. This data has been collected for more than 100 years and the data helps shape decisions and investment in Australia’s education, health, transport and infrastructure. This year, Census...
  • Meet your new minister for Industry, Innovation and Science

    The Government has announced their new ministerial lineup under Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was returned to office after Australia’s federal election. Greg Hunt (@GregHuntMP) is now Australia’s minister for as minister for Industry, Innovation and Science. Previously the minister for the environment, there are opportunities for his old portfolio...
  • AIIA calls for electronic voting in Australia

    The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the nation’s peak body for the technology industry, has called for electronic voting in Australia. If the system were already in place, we would already know the outcome of Saturday’s Federal election. Actually we’d know the results the instant the voting window closed. So far, almost...
  • Watch Zuckerberg and POTUS talk about entrepreneurs

    Overnight Mark Zuckerberg streamed live on Facebook, a discussion with President of the United States, Barack Obama. The pair were speaking at the 7th Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford which this year was held in Silicon Valley and attracted people from 170 countries and 20 governments sent representatives. The summit...
  • Labor’s revised NBN plan detailed, 2 Million more FTTP

    The Australian Labor party have just announced the detail on a revised NBN policy they’ll take to the election. The plan differs significantly from their original, ambitious NBN plan to delivery FTTP NBN to 93% of Australians, largely as a result of how far the project has progressed under the...
  • Senator Carr meets Australia’s first humanoid robot

    During Australia’s federal election campaign, our politicians are travelling the country to meet with businesses, often with complimentary announcements of funding. With a double dissolution called, it means both houses of parliament, the House of Reps and the Senate are campaigning for re-election. Today Victorian Labor Senator Kim Carr, met with CQ...
  • Melbourne’s 30km/h zone is a dumb, tech-less solution to ‘rat-running’

    Australian cities suffer from the same congestion problems experienced around the globe. We look to our leaders and our politicians to solve that congestion but this latest solution is ridiculous. When left up to their own devices, drivers will seek out the fastest route possible and often do this by avoiding commonly...
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    Australian Government to open Berlin landing pad for startups

    In a joint media release from the Minister for Trade and Investment, Steven Ciobo MP and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Christopher Pyne MP, it has been revealed the Australian Government will establish landing pad for Australian startups in Berlin. Berlin has been selected as one of many international landing pads...
  • Australian can launch cyber attacks, are our hackers world class?

    Today the Australian Government has confirmed what we suspected for a long time, that we have the capability to launch a cyber attack. Why would Australia want to do that? Well in defending a countries assets, you can no longer rely on physical military forces as the threats are often...
  • Australian 2016 Election: There’s never been a more exciting time for electronic voting

    It looks like Australia is heading to an election on July 2nd. After failing to get proposed legislation through the parliament, the Government is now expected to call a rare, double dissolution election that means we’ll need to vote for both the House of Representatives and the Senate. It may be...
  • Senator Cash calls for GPS tracking for all Australian trucks

    In a Sky News interview with David Spears this afternoon, Senator Michaelia Cash has called for a ‘black box’ to be mandatory in all Australian trucks. Much like the black boxes found in the airline industry, the trucking industry implementation would be different in a very important way. The...
  • Its now legal for Victorians to lease solar panels

    Solar panels are awesome, capturing energy from the sun and powering our electronic addictions. The reason 1.5 Million homes have solar and not 10 million, is largely due to the initial cost outlay. In a new announcement today, Minister for Energy & Resources, Lily D’Ambrosio announced changes to the...
  • Can Australia innovate its way out of debt ?

    Yesterday Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, with Industry, Innovation and Science Minister, Christopher Pyne, announced his innovation agenda for Australia’s future. This package of strategies are designed to stimulate the #IdeasBoom, unlocking the creativity and innovative thinking that lives inside many Australians and turn that into jobs. Startups are risky ventures...
  • While your politicians talk, these guys are actually going to solve Climate Change

    Right now our Prime Minister is in France, set to discuss Australia’s renewable energy targets for the future in an effort to reduce our emissions and positively effect climate change. Back home our political parties are fighting over what our targets should be and the methods which will deliver...
  • Australian Government just reduced our renewable energy target

    As the world wakes up to the challenges of producing energy in sustainable ways, Australia’s government just voted to slow things down. New legislation to cut the renewable energy target passed Federal Parliament tonight. The Coalition Government and Labor agreed to reduce the original 41,000GW/h target down to 33,000...
  • Australian PM doesn’t get “coding in schools”

    This week in question time, we’ve seen our politicians talk awkwardly about code, coding and programming. Clearly none of them have ever written a single line of code, yet are somehow qualified to decide how important it is to the future of Australians. Today’s question time in Canberra began...
  • MyEnergi Lifestyle comes to China to tackle air pollution

    Ford have announced a pilot program called MyEnergi Lifestyle in China to tackle the growing pollution problem. A new partnership, between Ford, Trina Solar, Haier and Delta Electronics will help Chinese families reduce their carbon footprint and save money. The plan is to get families to use a plug-in...
  • Adeo Ressi says Australia should consider Super to invest in Startups

    Adeo Ressi is an American entrepreneur and after being successful in Silicon Valley has turned his mind to creating greater global tech successes. Ressi is headed to Sydney, Australia on the 28th of May and will speak at an event by Unstoppables. The talk will be a pitch to...
  • GST on online purchases doesn’t start till July 1, 2017

    Treasurer Joe Hockey has been hesitant to provide a value of the potential income from regulation changes to GST for online goods, but ABC is now listing it at around $350 million over the first two years after its introduction. The big news tonight is that the new change...

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