In what is a snub to the technology industry at large, the Coalition Government has re-introduced the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 into parliament for a second reading, not long after three major tech industry bodies urged a significant revision of the bill before it is voted on.
Scott Morrison wants to get re-elected. Nothing wrong with that aspiration; which man who earns more than half-a-million a year without having to take responsibility for anything at all wouldn't want to continue in the job?
Three technology industry bodies have urged the Federal Government to significantly revise the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 before it is voted on, as it would otherwise "create an unworkable set of obligations and set a troubling global precedent".
The Federal Government's Ransomware Action Plan has received a lukewarm welcome from security professionals, with one calling for an increased focus on prevention and adoption of advanced cyber security measures.
The Federal Government will make it compulsory for businesses that have an annual turnover of $10 million or more to report ransomware attacks, Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews says.
Cybersecurity company Fortinet has recently completed its investment in the Federal Government Integration and Innovation Centre in Canberra, which is set to open in the fourth quarter of 2021.
The Federal Government has given a grant of $2.7 million to Skill Finder, the digital micro-skills marketplace developed by the Australian technology industry.
Australian lithium-ion battery manufacturer Energy Renaissance has announced that it will develop a defence-grade cybersecure Battery Management System (BMS) for its superStorage family of batteries that are to be manufactured in Tomago, NSW.
The CSIRO's Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder, a radio telescope that has few equals in the world, has been used to conduct a survey of the entire southern sky in record speed and detail, creating a new atlas of the universe.
The Australian Government has appointed renowned physicist Dr Cathy Foley as the country's next chief scientist, replacing Dr Alan Finkel whose tenure ends in December.
Researchers from Australia's national science agency, the CSIRO, and the University of Queensland have sighted genetic fragments of the COVID-19 virus, SARS-CoV-2, after testing aircraft and cruise ship wastewater once these means of transport reached their destinations.
Queensland is set to strengthen its position in the cyber security sector, with three new Cyber Security Innovation Nodes to be established across the state.
The Federal Government has supported the launch of a new website by the technology sector aimed at giving support to businesses with staff working remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Australian Government is investing $344,000 to support two new industry-led collaboration projects through National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), one of the Government’s six industry growth centres.
The Australian Government has released a national strategy for blockchain technology aptly titled the National Blockchain Roadmap.
The Australian and Tasmanian Governments say the newly launched Tasmanian Cyber Security Innovation Node will help position Australia as a global cyber security powerhouse, with the opening of a new hub.
Australia has an opportunity to carve an important niche in the global machine learning field, according to a report into the sector’s patent filings launched by the Minister for Science, Karen Andrews on the Gold Coast on Monday.
An “innovative” cyber security solution developed by Curtin University researchers is a step closer to hitting the market after securing a Federal Government Accelerating Commercialisation Grant of $170,000.
Australia’s National Centre for Asia Capability, Asialink Business, has partnered with the Australian Government to launch a new initiative to foster women in innovation and STEM leadership and strengthen regional cooperation.
A nasal spray for the treatment of dementia is among eight new projects to receive a total of $3.1 million in funding from the Australian Government as part of its program to drive innovation in the country’s businesses.
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