Australia’s tech sector grew by 8% over the past year and despite a wave of high profile redundancies, added more than 10,000 jobs in the first quarter of 2023. The nation’s tech workforce increased by 70,000 jobs to 935,000 by February 2023, according to new research from the Tech Council of Australia (TCA). That growth… Read more »
Former NSW minister Victor Dominello has a new university gig running tackling ethics and trust in digital life
Former NSW digital government minister Victor Dominello has a new job after leaving politics at the March state election, signing on as the director of the university-based UNSW-UTS Trustworthy Digital Society Hub. The announcement comes on the same day Jihad Dib, the new Labor minister in charge of digital government marked Privacy Week, announcing the… Read more »
Australia needs to grow a backbone. In the information age, this spine must be digital. It must empower the individual with more control and protections over their privacy and security. This spine by nature must be customer centric. However because Australia is a federation – the spine doesn’t look like a single column. Its appearance… Read more »
The federal government revealed some of its budget plans this week with prime minister Scott Morrison and treasurer Josh Frydenberg announcing a $1.2 billion Digital Economy Strategy. The headline figure is not as impressive as it initially sounds, with that figure spread out over six years rather than the usual budget stretch of four. And… Read more »
The budget will spend $800 million ramping up how business works digitally, especially when dealing with government
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced an $800 million digital technology plan for business as part of the ongoing stimulus response to the Covid-19 pandemic The PM said next Tuesday’s Budget would support businesses to recover and create more jobs. The major areas of focus for the plan include digitisation of the government’s business register,… Read more »
Australia’s economy grew by an additional $126 billion, or 6.5%, during 2019 in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) thanks to productivity gains provided by the digital technology, according to a new report by Deloitte Access Economics. The annual ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse report, prepared by Deloitte for IT professionals association ACS, found that growth… Read more »
To meet the skill demands of the Fourth Revolution we must look to the capabilities of our existing workforce, moving systematically to a lifelong learning model.
It is becoming increasingly obvious that the future of work is going to be about individuals selling their unique set of skills – the more connected households become via technology, the less relevance things like offices and shopfronts will hold in society. We have seen many metro-centric platforms, such as Airtasker and Sidekicker appear in the last… Read more »
The New Zealand Government has put forward a plan to progress the country’s digital industry through new initiatives and educational reforms.
A report has found 22 percent of Australians are earning $50 or more from the sharing economy each month, with 5.6 percent, or around 800,000, earning over $300 per month.