The Australian Government is investing almost $800 million in a move it says will enable business to take advantage of digital technologies to grow their businesses and create jobs as part of Australia’s economic recovery plan.

The US Department of Commerce has imposed sanctions on China's biggest maker of semiconductors, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, claiming it poses an "unacceptable risk" of its products being diverted to "military end use".

Canada has dropped a hint that it may be next in line to create a media code for digital platforms, with the Liberal Government making mention of this in the annual throne speech delivered by the governor-general.

Victorian startup agency LaunchVic has unveiled a free, open-source database for Victorian start-ups aimed at driving investment and to showcase the State’s talent.

A judge in the US has blocked the government from implementing a decision to make it mandatory for Apple and Google to remove the WeChat application from their respective app stores.

The United States has banned the downloading of TikTok and WeChat by residents, claiming this would be a threat to the country's national security.

The US will need to invest between US$20 billion (A$27.3 billion) and US$50 billion in new semiconductor fabrication plants if it wants to reverse the trend of the last 30 years which has seen semiconductor manufacturing decline, a study claims.

Australia’s peak body for science and technology, Science & Technolgy Australia (STA), fears the permanent loss of talent from the country’s research system and has called on the Federal Government to staunch the "hemorrhaging" of talent in the wake of thousands more job cuts just announced by universitities.

The Federal Government is investing $1.9 billion in new and emerging technologies as part of an investment package it says will support jobs, strengthen the economy and reduce energy emissions.

Australia’s telecommunications regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released its research program for the 2020 to 2021 financial year, with its primary focus on consideration of how current and future developments in the communications and media landscape will impact public interest outcomes and its regulatory role.

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