The Australian Government has been urged not to trade off short-term budget savings for the country's long-term prosperity by making changes to the $3 billion R&D Tax Incentive and restricting claims for software R&D.
A number of voices from within the Australian ICT industry have welcomed the federal government’s announced changes to its ICT procurement policy which is targeted at giving SMBs a fairer go at bidding for government contracts.
The Australian Information Industry Association, the nation’s “peak member body for the ICT industry”, has welcomed ICT amendments to 457 visas that address “critical skills shortages".
Australia's peak ICT industry body has encouraged the federal government to work with it to draft details for the new visa system that will replace 457 visas, pointing out that it was not consulted on the move.
Few Australians have faith that governments at any level can use technology competently to deliver services to the people, a study claims.
IoT integration specialist RIoT Solutions has appointed Scott Reid as director of smart and connected networks.
Australian organisations at the forefront of innovation in technology, and some of the country’s best home-grown ideas have been recognised for their achievements in the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) 2016 iAwards.
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has joined the growing throng of calls for Australia to move to electronic voting. And why wouldn’t it? It represents the interests of mostly multinational technology vendors who stand to gain tens and perhaps hundreds of millions from putting such a system in place and then maintaining and upgrading it in perpetuity.
Nominations for the iAwards, Australia’s premier awards programme for innovation in the digital economy will close on 31 March 2016.
The AIIA supports Turnbull’s ‘holistic policy package which creates the conditions needed for Australia to transition to a 21st century economy.’
Emboldened by the Government’s trouble on other fronts, the ALP is no longer in lock-step on anti-terrorism matters. It is urging a rethink on the proposed telco security laws.
Former CEO of the AIIA Ian Birks has died in Sydney of cancer. He was not yet 60 years old.
A combined submission by all major industry groups argues strongly against the Government’s plans to intervene in telcos' commercial decisions for security purposes.
The CEO of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) Suzanne Campbell will retire from the position early next year.
NBN the company has joined the executive council of the Communications Alliance Internet of Things (IoT) Think Tank as the group readies itself for a key decision-setting workshop looking at strategies for the development of the IoT in Australia.
Parents ‘want kids taught digital skills’ More three quarters of Australian parents think that digital skills and computer programming should be integrated into school curriculums, says the AIIA.
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has warned that investor confidence in continued support for start-up businesses in the ICT sector, and across all parts of the economy, could take a hit if Commercialisation Australia falls victim to budget cuts in the Federal Government’s May budget.
Tony Abbott’s Coalition came to government with a comprehensive IT policy. Is it a core or a non-core promise?
Huawei‘s global procurement team will visit Australia next week seeking Australian ICT companies to join its multi-billion dollar supply chain.
IThere’s a strange contradiction in the ‘key messages’ coming out of the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency’s just released ICT Workforce Study. It says that the supply of ICT skills has not kept pace with demand, and it also says that ICT graduates have trouble finding jobs in ICT.
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