Andrew Bragg
Fintech

Startup Daily TV: Senator Andrew Bragg on the Senate inquiry into cryptocurrencies and digital assets

- September 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Public hearings for the Senate Select Committee looking into the potential of cryptocurrencies and digital assets continue this Wednesday, September 8. Fintech Australia, Judo Bank, Afterpay, the ASX, ACCC and ATO among those appearing before the committee, chaired by Senator Andrew Bragg. Ahead of the hearing, Senator Bragg joined Startup Daily show to outline his… Read more »

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Cryptocurrency

The Australian government is looking closely at how to regulate cryptocurrencies

- September 1, 2021 4 MIN READ

The government is looking closely at regulations affecting cryptocurrency as it considers how to handle digital assets and encourage innovation in the broader blockchain ecosystem. Chair of the Select Committee on Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre, Senator Andrew Bragg, said the government recognises cryptocurrency is an “area of full of opportunity and full… Read more »

News & Analysis

Australia lacks a national plan for the digital economy and risks falling behind the global pack

- August 31, 2021 2 MIN READ

Australia leads the world on several technology fronts, but the Morrison government needs to accelerate industry digitisation or the country will lose its competitive advantage, the IT sector’s peak body, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has warned. The organisation, which is backed by computer giants Dell and IBM, as well as Telstra, has produced… Read more »

Data privacy

A deal between Australia’s governments to share data nationally has privacy experts worried

- August 18, 2021 4 MIN READ

State, territory, and federal governments have agreed to the first national data sharing program that will ease the movement of data between jurisdictions. The formation of the Australian Data Network follows an intergovernmental data sharing agreement signed by the National Cabinet in early July which commits Australian state, territorial and federal governments to share data with one… Read more »

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Covid-19

PFIZER PHASING: It’ll take longer to be fully vaccinated in NSW after Premier fails to convince other states to divert doses

- July 24, 2021 3 MIN READ

Pfizer doses in NSW will be spaced out to enable more first jabs to be administered quickly, as the Berejiklian government on Friday declared the Sydney COVID crisis a “national emergency”. But the plea by the state for Pfizer doses to be diverted to Sydney as part of a refocusing of the national vaccine program… Read more »

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News & Analysis

YEAH BUT NO: Tech bureaucrats mistakenly tell 1000 female founders of grant success

- July 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

More than 1,000 Australian women entrepreneurs were left with a sour taste in their mouth this week after an email bungle from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. Early on Monday morning, the department, which is in the portfolio of Technology Minister Christian Porter, sent applicants of the Boosting Female Founders Initiative emails wrongly saying… Read more »

News & Analysis

The Budget’s ‘patent box’ plan is so poorly designed, it’s more likely to help multinationals reduce their tax bill than boost startup innovation

- May 19, 2021 3 MIN READ

On budget night federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced Australia is getting its own “patent box”. What is a patent box? Despite its odd name, it is a relatively straightforward concept. It means lowering the tax rate on all income derived from patents registered in a nation. About half the members of the European Union, Britain… Read more »

News & Analysis

Australia’s digital economy budget spend should be 10 times bigger than the budget plan

- May 17, 2021 4 MIN READ

The federal budget for 2021-22 promises A$1.2 billion over the next six years to support the Digital Economy Strategy, a plan to make Australia “a leading digital economy and society by 2030”. The Digital Economy Strategy proclaims We are well placed to be a leading digital economy and have strong foundations, but many countries are… Read more »

News & Analysis

Startup leaders react to the 2021 budget

- May 16, 2021 11 MIN READ

Nearly all the good news in this week’s budget was announced ahead of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg detailing the government’s plans for the year ahead. Nonetheless, we asked many in the startup and tech sector what they thought of the 2021 budget. Here are their reactions:   Rebecca Schot-Guppy CEO, FinTech Australia There weren’t too many… Read more »

News & Analysis

Labor wants to give 2000 uni students loans to learn how to launch their own startups

- May 14, 2021 2 MIN READ

A Labor government would offer 2000 university students and recent graduates loans of up to $11,300 through the HELP system to cover the cost of taking part in an accelerator program to launch their own startups.    Opposition leader Anthony Albanese announced the ‘Startup Year’ plan in his Budget reply speech on Thursday night. Labor said… Read more »

News & Analysis

Some of the biggest names in tech and VC have penned an open letter to the government about climate change

- May 13, 2021 4 MIN READ

A coalition of business, technology, venture capital and social impact leaders, led by Canva co-founder Cameron Adams, have written an open letter to the Morrison government calling on Canberra to stop investing in fossil fuels and abandon its “gas-led recovery”. The letter seeks a renewable energy target of 100% by 2030, with Australia reaching net… Read more »