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Blockchain firms disappointed at paltry Budget allocation Companies involved in blockchain technology have expressed disappointment at the relatively small allocation of $700,000 in the Federal Budget for Australia's Digital Transformation Agency to…
Digital ID to get a boost; data commissioner to be appointed Australia's digital identity program, GovPass, will receive $92.4 million to be taken to completion, beginning in 2018-19, the Federal Budget papers show.
Budget sets out $4.5m for women's STEM education, jobs The Coalition Government has allocated $4.5 million over four years in the Federal Budget to encourage women to take up science, technology, engineering and mathematics…
AIIA concerned R&D Tax Incentive changes will hit innovation The Australian Information Industry Association has expressed concerns over changes to the R&D Tax Incentive in the Federal Budget, saying that they could put the…
Govt puts squeeze on industry with R&D Tax Incentive changes The federal government has made changes in the R&D Tax Incentive which will hit both big and small businesses, the latter to a larger extent,…
ICT firms fear R&D Tax Incentive change will drive them out A number of ICT firms have expressed fears that the federal government may change the R&D Tax Incentive in Tuesday's budget, making their existence in…
ZTE appeals to US for stay of seven-year export ban Facing a seven-year ban on buying components from US companies, the Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE has asked the US Government for a stay of the…
Govt urged not to drive ICT outfits offshore by changing R&D incentives 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…
Stores at US bases told to remove Huawei, ZTE phones Officials at the US Department of Defence have moved to stop the sales of phones made by Chinese telecommunications equipment companies Huawei and ZTE in…
Australia to have national data commissioner Australia will soon have a national data commissioner, with the federal government saying yesterday that this was part of its responses to the Productivity Commission's…

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